AirTalk for August 22, 2013

 President Barack Obama on college affordability

Would ranking colleges by value help keep costs down?

President Obama is unveiling a new set of proposals that aim to bring down tuition at the nation’s top universities. The administration’s plan would create a ratings system for colleges that will evaluate their performance along a bang-for-your-buck type of model, comparing things graduation rates, numbers of advanced degrees and graduate earnings with a college’s affordability.
Should the city be able to give you a ticket if your house party is too loud?
The Mission Viejo City Council passed an ordinance this week that could make the organizers of rowdy and disruptive house parties responsible for the costs of law enforcement personnel dispatched to investigate repeated noise complaints.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a free throw with 5.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 19, 2009 in Los Angeles
A basketball game has four quarters, each quarter is twelve minutes. Add time-outs and commercial breaks to the game, and a quarter can stretch to over 20 minutes. If a game has a lot of fouls and free throws though, total game time could stretch to over 2-plus hours.
Reports are saying San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will step down from the office as part of the negotiations reached during the mediation deal.
BRITAIN-HISTORY-ARCHAEOLOGY-MUSEUM

Is a military chaplain obligated to believe in God?

Jason Heap grew up as a devout Christian and was once a licensed Christian minister before he lost his faith. Still hungry for religion and spirituality, though, he decided to pursue a master’s degree from the University of Oxford in ecclesiastical history.
Paying for Dinner
Most men are still paying for dates, but in reality many are wishing women would chip in sometimes. According to a new study presented at the American Sociology Association, 64% of men believed women should pick up the tab from time to time.
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