Earlier this year when the president of the self-described “largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country” called President Obama a “Deporter in Chief” for his administration’s deportation policies, it became a rallying cry for some fed up with the lack of movement on the country’s immigration reform. It garnered national attention and also gained her many critics.
Students from impoverished districts in L.A., Compton and others are suing state officials over lost class time and overall harm to their education. The class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Counsel Law Center blames high teacher turnover, inefficient scheduling, school crime and even personal trauma for failing these students.
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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