A year after Green Dot Public Schools took up operation of Locke High as a charter school, students scored no better on state tests than they had under the Los Angeles Unified School District. However, truancy and crime are down at the school. Larry Mantle takes a look at the progress being made at Locke High School.
Local businessman William Mundell has come up with a novel idea for revitalizing California’s economy. Based on an economic model that was used to help solve the budget crisis in Australia, “The Mundell Plan” suggests raising revenue for cash-strapped California by renting out the state's assets to private investors. From prisons to parking structures there are 33,000 properties that could be used to rake in approximately $100 billion. Larry talks about the plan’s specifics with Bill Mundell and opens the phones to listeners.
Until recently, almost all researchers believed that the aging process was too complex to find drugs that could slow it. Then geneticists began to uncover single genes that could dramatically extend the lifespan of laboratory organisms such as yeast, worms, flies and mice. The genes underlie the effects of calorie restriction diets, which may delay aging. If eating less can extend a healthy life span, can drugs be taken to fool the body into thinking it’s on such a diet? Larry talks with anti-aging experts about the latest research in the quest for longer, healthier lives.
Everybody else is on Twitter...so why not the Lord? Services are now available that will pray for you via Twitter. And if you’re too busy to pray, there are web sites that will do it for you (for a small fee). Religion has become an integral part of old media... where does it stand with new media? Are these tools a blessing or a curse for people of faith? Can digital technology help us commune with God?
The Trump administration is reportedly contemplating ways to repeal DACA; with the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Japanese Internment Executive Order coming up on Sunday, we look back and remember; plus, Larry and film critics review the week’s latest releases, including “A Cure for Wellness” and “The Great Wall.” TGI-FilmWeek!
Almost 24 hours after Gen. Flynn’s resignation, it was alleged that Trump’s campaign had repeated contact with senior Russian intelligence - we dive into what's going on; police have detained a woman for the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on policing undocumented immigrants; and more.
National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn resigned Monday – what happened and who will fill his position?; the Oroville dam incident begs a look at the history of dam failures in SoCal; and whether it’s the statue of limitations or curling up in the feeble position, we want to hear your uses and misuses of common phrases; and more.
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