Joel Ortiz

Air traffic controller in Southern California and regional vice president of the National Air Traffic Controller Association's Western Pacific Union

Air traffic controller in Southern California and regional vice president of the National Air Traffic Controller Association's Western Pacific Union

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The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

The only way to fix it is to end it

The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

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Evergreen episode title.

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Demonstrators assembled in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as part of national protests calling attention to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man killed by police officers…

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Cities nationwide have erupted in anguish and protest after police recently took the lives of African Americans: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and  Ahmaud Arbery.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Art workers are speaking out about anti-Asian racism and urging others to become allies. Some galleries are installing new exhibitions and taking visitors by appointment.

He did, apparently. Just not while posing for photographs.

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As public health officials continue to encourage families to stay at home, some are weighing the risks and benefits of expanding their social circles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened today.  But before you grab the towel and beach umbrella, LA is enacting several restrictions to maintain social distancing.

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George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer and the world saw the incident on video.

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It’s been a big week for Donald Trump legal news, starting with some major news with Michael Flynn.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers