AirTalk for October 13, 2015

Tonight, it’s the Democrats’ turn to take the stage in the first televised Democratic presidential debate. Then, USC fired Steve Sarkisian yesterday, just 24 hours after placing him on indefinite leave for questionable behavior. Also, California is faced with an unintended consequence of Prop 47 -- the lack of available inmate firefighters.
Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak At DNC Summer Meeting In Minneapolis

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