Senate Bill to Codify the Roes Stalled – What Does the Future of Reproductive Rights Look Like? | KPCC – NPR News for Southern California

Senate Bill to Codify the Roes Stalled – What Does the Future of Reproductive Rights Look Like?

Senate Democrats’ attempt to cement abortion protections into federal law has been wednesday blockedwith all Republicans plus West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin voting against the Women’s Health Protection Act. With a push at the state and federal levels to respond to the potential overthrow of Roe v. Wade, what should we expect for the future of reproductive rights laws? Experts have pointed out that overturning the long-standing court ruling could affect not only abortions, but also reproductive health care. Today on AirTalk, guest host Austin Cross discusses the future of reproductive rights with Rachel Roubein, Washington Post national health care reporter and author of The Health 202 newsletter and Jennifer Chou, ACLU of Northern California staff attorney.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Marcus Yam talks about his work

The winners and finalists of Pulitzer Prize 2022 were announced this week, and the winner of Breaking News Photography was Foreign correspondent and photojournalist for the Los Angeles Times Marcus Yam for his photos taken in the days during and after the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, to the Taliban. The Pulitzer Committee cited Yam’s “crude and urgent images of the United States’ departure from Afghanistan that capture the human cost of historic change in the country.” Today on AirTalk, guest host Austin Cross talks with Yam about his work, what he’s witnessed in Afghanistan and now covering the war in Ukraine, and his journey into photojournalism.

Did you change your Midlife career? What were the challenges and how did you overcome them?

The thought of changing careers in the middle of your life can be daunting. What’s stopping you? Maybe you’re successful at what you’re currently doing, maybe you’re worried about money, or maybe you just feel too old. NFL star Tom Brady announcement that after hanging up his jersey for good, he will become a broadcast analyst for Fox. Although Tom Brady is arguably the best in his field (and quite literally the best in the field), current analysts warn that career change will have its challenges. This goes for anyone changing careers later in life, often known as a callback career. But some experts say a career change in your 40s can be good for your overall well-being. pat pattison, Los Angeles-based career and transition coach and author of Creative You Turn: 9 steps to your new creative life and career“, joins guest host Austin Cross to discuss recall careers. We also want to hear from you! Did you change careers later in life? What were the challenges and how did you overcome them? What impact has the change had on your life and well-being? Call 866-893-5722 or email [email protected].

Understanding and repairing decades of injustice inflicted on black landowners and residents

The June primary lasts about four weeks, and mail-in ballots have started arriving in homes. At KPCC and LAist, we shift the focus of our political coverage from politicians to voters. To that end, we asked all of you, KPCC listeners and LAist readers, to tell us what’s important to you this election season, and the questions and comments we received largely revolved around four key topics, which we call “problems of destiny”: housing and homelessness, systemic racism, equitable economies and education. So here on AirTalk, we spend the month before the main drill on each of these four areas.

This week we focus on systemic racism. On Tuesday, our reporters told us how systemic racism has factored into the pandemic response and the violence against Asian Americans in Southern California. Yesterday we discussed how systemic racism is considered in some of our laws. Today guest host Austin Cross is joined by UCLA Urban Culture Historian Eric Avila and Kavon District, CEO and Founder of Where is My Earth?who works to recover stolen land from black families, to better understand the policies and practices that for decades have discriminated against predominantly black residents and landowners, and the lasting effects this can have on generational wealth.

KPCC & LAist prepare you for June primary with voter game plan

You should soon receive your ballot for the June primary – if you haven’t received it already. There’s a lot out there, and it might seem like a lot of homework. This is why KPCC and LAist have once again set up a Voter Game Plan – a guide to help you make important decisions—and even track your vote. Today on AirTalk, guest host Austin Cross breaks down what you need to know with KPCC and LAist Civics and Democracy Correspondent Frank Stoltze. Do you have questions about the primary? Call us at 866-893-5722 or email [email protected].

You can find the LAist Voters Game Plan here.

AirTalk Honors Local Heroes Making a Difference in Southern California

News is a lot to handle right now, so on Airtalk we set aside time each week to talk about some of the positives, like all the good people doing great things in Southern California. We asked you to help us shine a light on your local heroes, and we received many great applications. Today on AirTalk we speak with Roosevelt “Rose” Browna footwear and product designer who runs the Designing Dreams initiative, which offers hands-on design workshops at local schools for young students.

To help us spotlight your local hero, visit You will find a link just below our show description where you can name your local hero. And they could be interviewed here on AirTalk. We hope to make one every week, and we can’t do it without your help.

Comments are closed.