Coming up on the show, we'll get to all the latest political news with KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton in our weekly series, State of Affairs. And a recent survey by the insurance giant Allstate says LA drivers rank among the worst in the nation. Prompting everyone else in the country to say, “Tell me something I don’t know already!” And new research shows that technology is making is easier for us to lie, and easier for us to get caught. We'll talk to Megan Garber, who wrote about it recently for the Atlantic magazine. And then we'll talk to Joshuah Bearman, whose write-up for Wired about the rescue of US diplomats from Iran was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie Argo, is back again with another blockbuster of a magazine piece. "Coronado High," published in "The Atavist" tells the tale of one of the country's biggest drug operation by a former high school teacher.
Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King gave the I Have a Dream Speech, the defining event of the civil rights movement. We’ll hear from individuals who have been inspired by the event, and one man that has performed a pitch-perfect imitation of Dr. King and his historic speech for the past thirty years. And the debate over prison overcrowding and solitary confinement is still continuing with neither side looking like they will back down. We’ll try and have a better understanding about the issues with a roundtable discussion with Michael Montgomery from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Sharon Dolovich, professor of law at UCLA and Boris Jimenez, a Los Angeles resident and former prison inmate. And then we’ll look into the plight of the wild horses in Montana, and why officials may have to start killing them.
New project looks at the reasons the cost of college has skyrocketed; Ranking colleges based on their social responsibility; Train crash in Mexico highlights plight of Central American migrants; Officials crack down on truckloads of bottles and cans; Burning Man: A great place to meet a venture capitalist?
Where do Filner's border efforts stand in wake of his resignation?; How the brain reacts to sexual harassment; After 20 years of metal detectors, are LAUSD schools safer?; On The Lot: Ben Affleck as Batman, Telluride Film Fest and more
Obamacare costs for farmers may translate into higher produce prices; Standoff with police a sign that Minutemen-like militia active in Arizona; Whole Foods hopes to shed pricey reputation; The Navajo taco adapted as the people did; What's the deal with those comically long CVS receipts? (Poll); For the love of cheese: author Michael Paterniti on 'The Telling Room'
On tap today, we'll find out about Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new idea to bring the internet to the 4 billion people who currently lack it. We'll also hear about the new dangers of radioactivity at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. And officials at Loyola Law School in downtown LA are admitting up to 20% fewer incoming students this year after hearing from alumni who still can't find jobs. We'll find out if this is the shape of things to come. And we'll also look at the rash of sea lion deaths in California, and what might be the cause.