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Crime doesn’t pay…or does it? D.C. looks to Richmond, CA model to incentivize good behavior

Crime doesn’t pay…or does it? D.C. looks to Richmond, CA model to incentivize good behavior
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A man is brought to jail by a New York City Police Officer in New York City. Both New York and Chicago have recently witnessed spikes in crime and shootings.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Rather than locking up repeat offenders, the city of Washington D.C. is considering an alternative that would incentivize them to behave. […]

AirTalk Live: Student Democrats, Republicans debate election 2016

AirTalk Live: Student Democrats, Republicans debate election 2016

AirTalk’s Larry Mantle hosts a live student debate at Pomona College. Students present arguments for their favorite presidential candidate.; Credit: KPCC Vote now: Which student on today’s program made the most compelling argument for a candidate? Let us know what you think. Granite State voters streamed to the polls yesterday for New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, […]

Bernie and Hillary vie for union endorsements in Nevada and beyond

Bernie and Hillary vie for union endorsements in Nevada and beyond

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (R) (I-VT) speaks with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (L).; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images The Nevada caucuses are fast approaching this month, and the Culinary Union — the most powerful union in the state with over 60,000 members — has yet to endorse a Democratic candidate for president. Our guests weigh the […]

Just how did we end up with this presidential primary system?

Just how did we end up with this presidential primary system?

“Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary” by Geoffrey Cowan; Credit: W.W. Norton & Company As a way to win the Republican Party nomination against William Howard Taft in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt capitalized on the idea of presidential primaries. Using the phrase, “Let the people rule,” Roosevelt swept nine […]

Police leaders at odds over use-of-force reforms

Police leaders at odds over use-of-force reforms

Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear look at protestors following a prayer vigil against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles,California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images A police group’s proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what’s minimally required by law in […]

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

“Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016) by John Mack Faragher; Credit: W.W. Norton & Company Before Los Angeles became the world’s dream factory, before it was the idyllic paradise of surf and sun, the City of Angels started as one of the most violent places in America. In the […]

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

“Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016) by John Mack Faragher; Credit: W.W. Norton & Company Before Los Angeles became the world’s dream factory, before it was the idyllic paradise of surf and sun, the City of Angels started as one of the most violent places in America. In the […]

Ethical, legal questions surrounding Pentagon initiative to freeze eggs, sperm

Ethical, legal questions surrounding Pentagon initiative to freeze eggs, sperm

A new Pentagon pilot program would pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images A new Pentagon pilot program would pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The program is part of […]

Debating CDC’s strict warning against alcohol for women not on birth control

Debating CDC’s strict warning against alcohol for women not on birth control

A lady drinks champagne on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images); Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images There is a backlash against advice from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) warning sexually active women […]

University of Connecticut black-only learning community draws mixed reactions

University of Connecticut black-only learning community draws mixed reactions

An exterior view of Rentschler Field before a game in East Hartford, Connecticut.; Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images The University of Connecticut is setting aside specific rooms in its new dorm building for more than 40 African-American male students. On average, male Black students academically underperform at UConn. The school hopes having the students live together […]