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Airtalk for September 25, 2013

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March For Jobs Protests Illegal Immigration, Lack Of Jobs
Senator Ted Cruz concluded his 21-hour non-stop solo effort to defund healthcare reform this morning. The Texas lawmaker stood the entire time and only took a break from speaking when he fielded questions from fellow lawmakers.
Would tiered tuition help community colleges?
Some community colleges might be allowed to charge more for highly sought after classes during summer and winter intersessions. The bill, AB 955, has passed in the Senate and Assembly and is currently waiting Governor Brown’s approval. Currently, only six community colleges are considered eligible to implement this voluntary program. Of that list, Pasadena City College has opted out, but Long Beach City College hopes to begin the pilot program as soon as possible.
Actor Lorenzo Pisoni plays a clown in his one-man show, "Humor Abuse."

'Humor Abuse' explores growing up in the circus

In the new one-man show, “Humor Abuse,” which opened Saturday at the Mark Taper Forum, actor Lorenzo Pisoni plays a clown reminiscing about a life of pratfalls, juggling, and the divorce of his parents.
IRENE scans a record
The two California scientists talked with AirTalk about the work that got them noticed by the prestigious MacArthur Foundation — and what they plan to do next.
This photo taken on January 7, 2010 show

Popular Science ends article comments; is engagement dead?

The science magazine announced yesterday [TUESDAY] that it has decided to turn off its article comment feature online. Trolls and spammers are primarily. to blame. Suzanne LaBarre, PopSci’s online content director, says these bad apples aren’t just a disruptive force, they have proven to change people’s perception of facts.
Holding olympus

When is it okay to snap and share pics of strangers?

Photography has become so easy, instantaneous, fleeting and disposable. To complicate matters, unless you're a flip-phone holdout, your smartphone isn't just equipped with precision cameras but a connection for sharing it with the entire world at the simple touch of your finger.

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