AirTalk for October 6, 2011

Americans Mourn Passing Of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

iRIP Steve Jobs

There’s one less genius in the world today. Steve Jobs, arguably the most innovative, influential American CEO of all time, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 56.
Former Los Angeles Chief of Probation Donald Blevins says he left the department on good terms: “It was a mutually agreeable decision,” he said speaking on KPCC's AirTalk Thursday. “It was time for me to move on and for the department to head in a different direction.”
Students test-taking.

History is history

American students’ worst subject is history, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. After it issued a standardized history test to students nationwide this year, the group found that 20 percent of fourth graders, 17 percent of eighth graders and 12 percent of high school seniors demonstrated a lack of proficiency in American history.
While they aren’t typically met with much sympathy, sex offenders face a definite conundrum upon their release from jail. They are forbidden from living within a certain distance of children, so they are pushed out of communities to live on the margins of society.
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