Manny Valladares

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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Manny Valladares an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.

Manny is a graduate of Long Beach State, having previously worked at the school's paper, the Daily Forty-Niner, as their podcast editor.
Stories by Manny Valladares

The Latest on CA’s EDD And Its Growing Backlog

California’s employment development department has had ongoing issues throughout the pandemic, from issues of fraud to the growing backlog of calls.

Majority Of Americans Want Help Aging At Home, What Can The Government Do To Help?

A new poll conducted in late March by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research noted that 88% of the public would like to live their twilight years in their home as opposed to a long-term care facility.

Beefing Over Beef: What Ways Can The United States Limit Its Cattle’s Carbon Footprint

President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the “Hamburglar” in the conservative media world. But while the false story lasted, it moved with a damaging speed and breadth, another example of a closed ecosystem of information affecting public opinion.

As FDA Weighs Banning Menthol Cigarettes, We Discuss Its Impact

U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers.

How L.A. County’s Highways Serve As Historical Examples Of Inequitable Infrastructure

In an interview, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg had noted that “there is racism physically built into some of our highways,” a sentiment that may seem odd at first glance but is rooted in facts that can be found in highways and other infrastructure across the country.

Latest Reports Show Mistreatment Of California Nursing Homes Residents And Staff

At a nursing home in Glendale, a certified nursing assistant was charged with raping a mentally ill patient in her room. After the incident, according to investigators, the victim said she felt "scared, sad, wanted to kill herself."

What’s Next For The Tejon Ranch Project After Judge Blocks Construction Due To Wildfire Risk

A long-running plan to build a community of 19,000 homes on vast Tejon Ranch north of Los Angeles has been halted by a judge who cited high wildfire risk.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Property Rights, Mulls Reinstating Death Penalty For Boston Bomber

The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions.

One Shining Moment: How The Sports Memorabilia Industry Has Grown With The Rise Of NBA Top Shot And Trading Cards

It was in the late 19th century that sports trading cards became a thing, being these neat paper collectibles you got with a pack of gum or tobacco.

The Peace Corps Celebrates 60 Years Of Service: We Take A Look Back At The Organization And Its History

It was 1960 when then-senator John F. Kennedy was on the campaign trail speaking to students from the University of Michigan, challenging them to travel abroad and assist other countries overseas. This establishing moment was what sparked Kennedy to eventually create the Peace Corps in 1961 when he became president.

Plan To Reimagine LA River Leads To Discussion On What Is Best For Surrounding Communities

Los Angeles County recently released a long-awaited draft of its LA River Master Plan, which includes the implementation of an open parkland and improved flood protection.

Tone Indicators: The Answer To Prevent Misinterpreted Messages Online

Misinterpreting someone’s tone online has been an issue that has plagued folks for decades.

First Reported Case Of U.K. COVID-19 Strain In U.S. Found In Colorado

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Austin Cross speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

A Look At The Bright Side: Taking A Look Back At Positive News From 2020

This year has not been a positive one for most folks in Southern California. With a pandemic having taken over the lives of everyone it seems as though there were no positives, but taking a really hard look back at things does show some bright spots.

Potential For More California Representation In The White House, Which Local Politicians Are In The Running For President-Elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet?

Following his presidential election win on Saturday, president-elect Joe Biden has a lot of work to do prior to his return to the White House.