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Did Trump University take the art of the hard sell too far?

Did Trump University take the art of the hard sell too far?
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to his supporters after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility in Manchester, New Hampshire. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Testimonies from the former managers of Trump University have been released and they have been scathing. Our guests debate the selling tactics […]

Did Trump University take the art of the hard sell too far?

Did Trump University take the art of the hard sell too far?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to his supporters after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility in Manchester, New Hampshire. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Testimonies from the former managers of Trump University have been released and they have been scathing. Our guests debate the selling tactics […]

Gorilla shooting controversy: how zoos balance safety with natural setting

Gorilla shooting controversy: how zoos balance safety with natural setting

Visitors look at a gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo in Los Angeles, California August 12, 2011. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Cincinnati Zoo staffers shot a gorilla after a 4 year old boy made his way into the animal’s enclosure. Attendees filmed the 400-pound Gorilla as he dragged the boy around the space. Zoo […]

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

KPCC’s Larry Mantle moderated a debate among candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors district 5 seat. ; Credit: Quincy Surasmith/KPCC The most important vote those in LA County will cast this June is arguably NOT one for president, but for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Two longtime Republican members step […]

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

KPCC’s Larry Mantle moderated a debate among candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors district 5 seat. ; Credit: Quincy Surasmith/KPCC The most important vote those in LA County will cast this June is arguably NOT one for president, but for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Two longtime Republican members step […]

Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor: ‘Every day I’m thrilled that I’m still here’

Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor: ‘Every day I’m thrilled that I’m still here’

Tosh Kano (R) and his sister Yorie Kano (L). They stand outside the house where they lived at the time of the WWII Hiroshima bombing. Their mother was pregnant with Tosh and Yorie was 3-years old when the bomb dropped. ; Credit: Guillaume Serina/France USA Media President Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday. It was the […]

Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor: ‘Every day I’m thrilled that I’m still here’

Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor: ‘Every day I’m thrilled that I’m still here’

Tosh Kano (R) and his sister Yorie Kano (L). They stand outside the house where they lived at the time of the WWII Hiroshima bombing. Their mother was pregnant with Tosh and Yorie was 3-years old when the bomb dropped. ; Credit: Guillaume Serina/France USA Media President Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday. It was the […]

What underwhelming results in state cap-and-trade auction could mean for high-speed rail, other state programs

What underwhelming results in state cap-and-trade auction could mean for high-speed rail, other state programs

A car drives past the Chevron refinery on January 25, 2011 in Richmond, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Despite projecting over $500 million in proceeds for the state, California’s most recent cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gases brought in a woeful $10 million, which is less than 2 percent. Of the 43 million carbon allowances up […]

Street of Eternal Happiness tells personal stories of Shanghai residents

Street of Eternal Happiness tells personal stories of Shanghai residents

“Street of Eternal Happiness” by Rob Schmitz; Credit: Penguin Random House, 2016 Changle Lu is the Street of Eternal Happiness in Shanghai, the most populated city in the world, in a country going through rapid change. Most of the stories we hear about China in the news are about issues: the economy, national security, human […]

Examining tobacco company liability in Tony Gwynn’s death after family files lawsuit

Examining tobacco company liability in Tony Gwynn’s death after family files lawsuit

Tony Gwynn is introduced as one of the 2007 Hall of Fame Electees at a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria on January 10, 2007 in New York City. ; Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images In a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry yesterday, the family of former San Diego Padres outfielder and Baseball […]