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

Questlove On His Directorial Debut “Summer Of Soul” And The Significance Of The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival

The 1960s was a decade that held a lot of historical markers for American history. For the Black community, social inequality and systemic racism lead to political action in many different forms.

“In The Heights” & The Limits Of Latinx Representation In The Entertainment Industry

Last week saw the release for the film “In The Heights,” a film that was hailed by many as a means to showcase the Latinx experience in Washington Heights, as well as represent the diversity found in that specific community.

Breaking Down The Controversy And History Of Central American Migration To The US

Last week, following a meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a news conference where she sent a message to those who wish to cross the border from Mexico to the United States: “Do not come.”

‘Ding Dong, Avon Calling!’ How Avon’s Success Started With Selling Perfumes Door-To-Door

If you hear your doorbell rung today, oftentimes you'd expect to see a package or bags of food at your doorstep. But just a few decades ago, one would expect to see a woman and her bag of perfume samples.

Latest on California’s Power Grid As State Recovers From Its First Heat Wave Of The Summer

Last week, Californians felt the test of heat as the first heatwave of the summer enveloped over various countries. However, the rising temperatures haven't subsided just yet.

Buy Nothing: The Hyper Local Gifting Project That Took Off On Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, then you might be familiar with Buy Nothing groups.These are hyper local groups where neighbors can give away goods or services for free.

COVID-19: CA Reopens Tomorrow, Workplace Safety Board Plans To Vote On Easing Restrictions For Vaccinated & More

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

The RMS Queen Mary Is In Danger Of Sinking, We Explore How It Got This Way

A longtime tourist attraction, The Queen Mary is now in a state of immediate repair. According to an inspection report from city-hired Elliott Bay Design Group; the ocean liner's drastic problems include a hull that has structural issues, an emergency generator in need of repair and a leaky piping issue.

As Biden Proposes Additional Support For Community Colleges, How Will This Impact SoCal Schools?

In his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan proposed back in April, Joe Biden brought forth a plan that would waive two years of community college tuition for students, while also offering additional financial assistance to lower-income students.

With Diablo Canyon Shutting Down In 2024-25, How Will California Make Up Its Energy Void?

The Los Angeles Times reported that Diablo Canyon’s power plant, owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, is potentially set to no longer run following the expiration of its licensing in 2024.

Triple Play: Lakers Face Warriors For 7th Seed And the State Of The Dodgers & Angels

A star-studded affair between two of SoCal's most star-studded basketball teams, the Los Angeles Lakers face off against the Golden State Warriors for a spot in the NBA Playoffs, with the winner of tonight’s matchup officially becoming the 7th seed in the western conference.

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.