AirTalk for June 25, 2013

US-JUSTICE-VOTE-COURT
In a major decision today, the Supreme Court has eliminated an historic tool to prevent discrimination against minority voters. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority in this 5-4 decision, said the provision at issue in the Act is outdated and overly burdensome.
Obama To Deliver Major Climate Change Speech

Debating President Obama's national climate plan

President Obama will deliver a major climate change proposal today at Georgetown University that will significantly curb carbon emission on coal-fired power plants and boost wind and solar energy production on federal lands.
Uber
On Monday the LA Department of Transportation sent cease-and-desist letters to three popular car-for-hire companies: Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The companies are charged with using unlicensed drivers and not obtaining the necessary permits to operate.
The California Science Center’s governing board is expected to vote tomorrow on a 98-year-lease deal that would give USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC would have control over the majority of the parking garage for football games and other events held at the coliseum.
Mercer 9999

How relevant is a liberal arts degree?

A liberal arts education used to be the cornerstone of universities but an increasing push towards engineering, business and science degrees is putting the classic liberal arts degree in jeopardy. Are degrees such as political science, English and humanities still relevant to today's workforce?
Find an archived Episode: