AirTalk for June 18, 2013

The National Council on Teacher Quality and the U.S. News and World Report published a new study today slamming teacher training programs in California as some of the worst in the nation. Is the study an accurate reflection of the state of teacher training?
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Outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa tells Larry Mantle what's next for him in his career, and he hints at a future run for governor of California.
Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Is obesity a disease?

Delegates of the American Medical Association are meeting until Wednesday this week. One issue they'll consider is whether to classify obesity as a disease. Currently, obesity is recognized as a medical condition.
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Denied the ability to build the 15+ mile stretch in one go, the TCA has announced its intent to build a 4-mile segment of the 241 toll road, extending it toward its eventual goal of meeting up with I5.
Glendale City Hall

Sacramento bill could limit access to public records

Governor Brown is expected to sign the state budget this week, and within the budget is a change to the California Public Records Act (CRPA). It says local governments will not be obligated to respond in a timely fashion to requests for information.
This year marks the 40th year of the Endangered Species Act, signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1973. But how effective is this law? What actions have been taken to preserve endangered species, and how many people have been prosecuted for harming them?
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