Should students be suspended for eye rolling at the teacher? Evidently they are; suspension rates for nonviolent offenses now account for more than 40 percent of suspensions in California and critics say it disproportionately targets black and Latino boys and keeps out the students who need most to stay in school.
As every athlete and teenage boy knows, the higher your metabolism, the more energy you need to consume. The same is true for cities. Cities with a high energy metabolism – that is, those that need large amounts of energy in order to function – will find themselves increasingly hungry in the years to come.
Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.
It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.
Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
A weekly look at Southern California life covering news, arts and culture, and more.
News and culture through the lens of Southern California.