It was supposed to put an iPad in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but the $1 billion program has seen nothing but problems since it debuted about 2 weeks ago. Now the district has asked students at three high schools to hand back their tablets for an indefinite period of time.
It’s being reported that Al Jazeera reprimanded an employee for dropping an “F-bomb” on the floor of the newsroom. Swearing is not part of the Al Jazeera culture, the employee was reportedly told by management. Most company managers would likely agree, but aren’t there moments where swearing aloud in the office is acceptable?
A movement has been afoot in the U.S. in the last few years to reduce the number of years it takes to earn a medical degree. Medical schools in Canada have long adopted the trend of the 3-year M.D. degree, and more and more of their stateside counterparts are making the switch. New York University’s Langone Medical Center and Texas Tech University are two converts.
Philippine President Duterte announced that he wants to sever ties with the U.S. – but what, exactly, does that mean?; potential flooding could spell bad news for L.A. River restoration plans; LAUSD rejected an after-school Satan club in an elementary school – was this the right decision?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
We dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
According to a new ACLU study, many CA school districts outsource disciplinary action to police, to negative effect – is there value to police presence on campus?; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on reforms and transparency demands; the latest on the FCC’s task force to fight robocalls; and Ang Lee's new film was shot at 120 frames-per-second - what that means for movie storytelling.
The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a public apology for historical mistreatment of minorities at the IACP's annual conference in San Diego; why are tech-devices so addictive and do product designers have an ethical obligation to take the Hippocratic oath; and, what's it like to travel to space not once, but twice?
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