AirTalk for May 8, 2012

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Yesterday, the courtroom trying the case of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who was beaten by Fullerton police and later died in the hospital, was rattled by footage of the incident.
For years, high school students in LA's poor communities and kids of color often lacked access to college-prep classes.
Los Angeles City College

Community colleges may ban repeat students

Ah, the varied splendor of your local community college. Students can sign up for anything from Italian for beginners to vocational nursing to learning the basics of salsa dancing.
An 11 member panel of the ninth circuit court of appeals decided yesterday that instead of forcing a revamp of the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health system, they would kick the matter back to the U.S congress or the president.
Manhattan Museum To Honor "Wild Things" Author

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, acclaimed children’s book author, died today in Danbury, Conn., at age 83.
Until recently, Doug Kmiec served as the U.S. Ambassador to Malta.
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