AirTalk for August 27, 2014

Beverly Hills Unified has recently voted to give schools the authority to penalize families who don’t live in the district for enrolling their kids in its schools. Also, UCLA and Rand Health researchers say critically ill patients receiving “futile care” are creating delays in care for other patients in Intensive Care Units. Then, is In-n-Out’s double double the best burger in LA?
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AirTalk for August 26, 2014

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has suspended contracts with Apple and Pearson following criticism and investigation into L.A. schools’ use of iPads in the classroom. Also, two committees have recommended a new pilot program that would allow officers to issue fines for neighborhood “quality-of-life” offenses. Then, should the San Gabriel Mountains be named a national monument?

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AirTalk for August 25, 2014

Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in Northern California dealt a structural blow, with particular impact on Napa Valley. Also, as California’s legislature wraps up its biennial session, important bills are going through final processes towards passage. Then, at this Milken Institute Forum representatives from utilities, advocacy groups, and businesses will discuss the drought’s impact on towns and cities in the region.

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AirTalk for August 22, 2014

A report found that LAUSD’s iPad program has issues with planning, transparency, and bidding problems. Also, a draft Environmental Impact Report from the city of Glendale on a proposal to expand the Scholl Canyon landfill has angered residents of Eagle Rock. Then, it's Filmweek on AirTalk! Actor and activist George Takei joins us to talk about his latest documentary, "To Be Takei."

Less than a month after being airlifted from Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly will be released from the hospital where he's been treated for Ebola.

AirTalk for August 21, 2014

Two Americans who were flown to the U.S. after contracting Ebola in Africa have been sent home with a clean bill of health. Also, Facebook thinks we need help in understanding the fine art of satire. Then, how to behave at the beach: an etiquette guide.

Attorney General Eric Holder, seen here Monday, has supported changes in drug sentencing, but the Sentencing Commission went further than he preferred

AirTalk for August 20, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson, Missouri today to follow up on a pledge that the Justice Department will conduct a fair investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown. Also, Landlords and tenants in Los Angeles are supporting a new plan allowing permits for illegal apartments. Then, are you a digital hoarder?

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AirTalk for August 19, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew in Ferguson, but confusion over restrictions on protests only seemed to fuel frustrations and confusion. Also, New CEO of the Los Angeles Times talks future of the paper, media. Then, farmers, redheads, Jews and microhome-owners: The very big world of niche dating.