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How Students Run L.A. Is Inspiring A New Generation Of Long Distance Runners

Los Angeles Marathon Goes On Despite Concerns Over Coronavirus
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A runner wears a face mask while jogging in the Los Angeles Marathon, which was allowed to continue by health officials in spite of coronavirus COVID-19 fears, on March 8, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

U.S. Airports Slammed This Thanksgiving Week as Air Travel Returns to Pre-Pandemic Holiday Levels

Airport Holiday Travel 11.22.21

If you thought that flying during the holidays this year would be easy, think again. Airport traffic in the runup to Thanksgiving is nearing pre-pandemic levels, according to the TSA, after having dropped sharply in 2020. It’s been a year for airlines, from multiple carriers cancelling hundreds of flights to flight attendants worrying about their own safety while enforcing COVID-19 protocols. Now with the holiday rush inbound, JetBlue is even offering their flight attendants $1,000 bonuses for good attendance during the holiday rush.

Today on AirTalk, guest host Sharon McNary speaks with Leslie Josephs, a reporter covering the airline industry for CNBC, and Steve Lambert, Public Information Officer at Ontario International Airport about the state of airline travel, what COVID-19 precautions airports and airlines are taking, and how you can better navigate your holiday trips this year.

How Students Run L.A. Is Inspiring A New Generation Of Long Distance Runners

Girls Running Groups 11.22.21

Over the past 30 years, Students Run L.A. has helped tens of thousands of middle and high school students from underserved communities train for and compete in the Los Angeles Marathon. Today on AirTalk, guest host Sharon McNary speaks with Students Run L.A. executive director Marsha Charney, and Students Run L.A. Marathon Leader and program alumna Sarah Lara about the program, the importance and challenges of training teens for long distance running, and the benefits for young female runners in particular.

Never Done A Turkey Trot? This Could Be Your Year.

Turkey Trot 101 11.22.21

Every Thanksgiving Day, families and communities around the country gather for an early morning Turkey Trot, a short run or jog that is anywhere from the distance of a 5k (3.1 miles) to a 10.k (6.2 miles). For many of us, this is a beloved annual tradition, which we sadly had to skip last year due to COVID. This year Turkey Trots are back in full swing but many questions still remain: Is it safe to participate even this year? How do I find a Turkey Trot in my neighborhood? What can I expect? And what the heck should I wear?

Today on AirTalk, join us as we speak with a long-time Turkey Trot participant and founder of Turkey Trot Los Angeles and Generic Events, Brennan Lindner.

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How to Navigate Grief This Pandemic Holiday Season

Holidays and Grief 11.22.21

The holiday season is officially here this week, and while that brings a joyous feeling to some, for those dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can bring tremendous pain. You’re struggling to make sense of a time that’s about celebrating time spent with family and friends, when the person you love the most may no longer be here. The pandemic has intensified those feelings for many. More than 700,000 Americans have now died of COVID-19, and that’s just the official death toll; the actual death toll is likely higher. Many more of us are feeling loss, and may not feel like we have the space to cope.

Today on AirTalk, guest host Sharon McNary discusses with licensed child/adolescent trauma psychologist Samuel Girguis and licensed clinical social worker Sharon Reiner on how to best navigate the grief and trauma people are experiencing this year.

COVID-19 AMA: How To Safely Gather During Thanksgiving, CDC Approves Booster Shots For All Adults, And More

COVID Update 11.22.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Sharon McNary speaks with Dr. Sam Torbati, co-chair of the department of emergency medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 

Topics today include:

  • The CDC has approved COVID-19 booster shots for all U.S. adults
  • The most vulnerable groups face the biggest risk of breakthrough hospitalizations
  • White House says 95% of the federal workforce has met the administration's vaccine mandate
  • A CDC study has found the delta variant is linked to an increased risk of stillbirth
  • What you can do to celebrate Thanksgiving safely
    • Dr. Anthony Fauci says fully vaccinated family members can gather without masks
    • Holiday season expected to strain COVID-19 home test supply
  • More than 1 in 10 children ages 5-11 in California have received a vaccine shot

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