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.
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.
On the day that LAPD lapel cameras make their debut, we talk about the ratcheting-up of tensions between cops and activists. Also, the AP is bringing legal action against the FBI after a sting operation that involved impersonating an AP journalist and creating a false AP news story as part of a sting operation. Then, how has the tone of immigration debate changed over the decades? All that and more, on today's AirTalk.
On Monday, the LAPD rolls out the first batch of its brand new officer body cameras. Also, rents here are the most unaffordable in the nation and there are tens of thousands of homeless. There is a program out there that’s supposed to help people who can’t afford homes - Section 8. Then, for us mere mortals, there are four seasons in the year. For Hollywood, there’s a fifth -- Awards Season.
The LA City Council held off yesterday in approving LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic games. Also, as part of our series looking at presidential contenders, AirTalk dissects Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker's campaign. Then, a twofer on the 2015 Emmy contenders for Unstructured Reality: ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ and ‘Wahlburgers.'
The story is still developing out of Moneta, VA, where a reporter and cameraman at central Virginia's WDBJ TV were shot and killed on live TV while doing an interview at a local mall. Also, how do you know when it’s time to leave a perfectly good job? Then, the survival show, "Naked and Afraid," has paid off with an Emmy nom this year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality program.
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