Brand & Martinez for August 29, 2012

California University Cuts

New survey shows big problems for state's community colleges

Nearly half a million community college students starting school this fall are on wait lists to get into classes, according to a new survey being released this morning by the state. Jack Scott, the Chancellor of California Community Colleges, joins the show with more.

LAUSD's John Deasy sets his sights on lowering drop-out rate

Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy has a modest goal: in four years, every student will be ready for college or the workforce.
Paralympics Fencing

LA wheelchair Paralympian hopes to spear gold

It's opening day at the Paralympic Games in London. Over a dozen Paralympians hail from the Southland, including a wheelchair fencer who’s hoping to grab gold.

Cluster of Hantavirus cases worry park service, CDC

A public health crisis has begun to spread out of Yosemite National Park, where four visitors were infected with the little-known Hantavirus earlier this month.

Are conventions necessary? They are for political writers

Whether or not the glamour (and free swag) ignite party faithful, political conventions have certainly proved to be fertile ground for aspiring writers.
The Mercedes-Benz 250

New CAFE standards double current MPG standards

The Obama administration ushered in a new era of fuel efficiency standards this week by announcing new regulations aimed at doubling current standards by 2025.
2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Performance

Awesome/Not Awesome: What doesn't kill Luke in Vegas, makes him stronger

Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," gives us the low-down (or as much as he remembers) from his trip to Vegas.
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