AirTalk for August 29, 2014

A Compton School board member wants the district to reverse its decision to allow campus police officers to carry AR-15 semi-automatic weapons. Also, how should the U.S. and Europe handle military and diplomatic actions against ISIL? Is bombing Syria a viable option, or is the situation too complicated? Then, college football kicks off tomorrow.

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