AirTalk for March 5, 2015

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced today that it will be winding down its elephant acts by 2018. Also, parents of three victims killed during a rampage by Elliot Rodger near UC Santa Barbara last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.Then, author Kevin Carey delves deep into the American college system to expose the declining standards of the brick and mortar colleges, and looks ahead to emerging technologies that are disrupting the nation’s college system.
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