The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today on Michigan’s law banning race-based university admissions . In past affirmative action cases the Court has stopped short of outlawing affirmative action. Michigan and five other states including California have laws outlawing the use of racial preferences in college admissions. The Michigan law was modeled after California’s Prop 209.
It’s day 15 of the federal shutdown in D.C. and lawmakers are still duking it out over proposals to reopen the government by Thursday’s deadline. It’s still anyone’s guess when Republicans and Democrats will strike a deal – but one thing is clear – Congress is more divided than ever. But a new national survey found that American voters may not be as politically polarized as their representatives.
Advanced placement classes are no longer just nice to have on your high school transcript they are a must have for competitive college applications. In an effort to give more students an opportunity many schools are getting rid of some of the barriers to getting into AP classes. Some critics say it will dilute the standard and content of AP classes.Others say that it gives students who would otherwise not be encouraged a chance to take part in the advanced classes.
How do you follow up with a book titled, “Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?” How about by looking at all manners of sexual perversions. In “Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us,” author Jesse Bering has delved into the world of kink, pecadillos, and odd forms of turn-ons to examine the morality of sexual deviance, with the ultimate goal of getting us to stop asking what is “normal” or “natural,” but instead to look at outlying sexual desires in terms of which ones are harmful.
First, at least nine people are dead and seven others are in the hospital after a lone gunman opened fire on several classrooms at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.Then, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics review this week’s new releases. Also, director Douglas Tirola and producer Janis Hirsch join us to talk about making “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.”
First, A Seattle woman who created a social media campaign around women sharing that they've had abortions says she had to go into hiding after receiving death threats. Then, this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the verdict in the OJ Simpson double murder trial. Also, high school football participation has declined.
Airbnb’s new report claims that it has exercised no negative impact on the city’s housing and rental supply, unlike what some critics have charged. Then, the Russian military launched airstrikes in Syria today. Also, Asians will soon outnumber Latino immigrants coming to the U.S. according to a new study on census data by the Pew Research Center.
Planned Parenthood's president is making her first Congressional Committee appearance since the release of those undercover videos. Then, how will each GOP candidate’s tax plan affect the average voter? Also, for some constituents of Congressman Kevin McCarthy, news that he is running for Speaker of the House of Representatives gives them hope he will fight for their agenda.
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