Despite waning media attention, Afghanistan still rumbles with activity. Larry Mantle takes a look at different military missions in operation as well U.S. policy. How is the United States policy evolving and how is the United States implementing it? Larry asks these questions and more of Los Angeles Times staff writer, Eric Slater, and Senior Research Associate for the Middle East at the Monterey Institute, Dr. Amin Tarzi.
Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education put on hold a proposal that would permit charter school operators and other outside groups to bid for control of 50 new schools scheduled to open over the next four years. Larry talks with Los Angeles Times Education reporter Howard Blume about this new plan.
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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