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What Texas’ 6-Week Abortion Ban Might Mean For Roe v. Wade Means For Roe

Published September 1, 2021 at 9:51 AM PDT
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The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC on September 1, 2021.

DOC AMA: Over Eighty Percent Of Eligible Californians Have Received A Vaccine Shot, CDC Warns About Holiday Travel And More

Covid Update (9/1/21)

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis.

Today’s topics include:

How A California Quarantine Law Is Hampering School Reopenings

CalMatters School Quarantines (9/1/21)

A new California state law requires schools to provide students quarantining with COVID-19 independent study coursework— a requirement which some parents say is inadequate, and which schools worry will put them at risk of losing funding.

The issue is in part due to the nature of independent study coursework, which is intended for long-term remote learning and which schools are not adequately staffed to pull off. As cases of the Delta variant continue to spread, educators and parents are concerned that students will not receive the education they need.

Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more with Joe Hong, K-12 education reporter for CalMatters and author of the recent pieceQuarantined: A new law is disrupting California school reopenings” and Kyle Stokes, KPCC education reporter.

What Texas’ 6-Week Abortion Ban Might Mean For Roe v. Wade Means For Roe

Texas Abortion Law (9/1/21)

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold.

If allowed to remain in force, the law would be the most far-reaching restriction on abortion rights in the United States since the high court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion across the country in 1973. We discuss the potential implications with Jacqueline Thomsen, reporter for the National Law Journal covering federal courts and the legal side of politics and Michele Goodwin, chancellor’s professor of law and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine.

With files from the Associated Press

Administrators Uncover Massive Community College Fraud Attempt

Community College Scam (9/1/21)

Administrators at California community colleges recently discovered as many as 60,000 fake financial aid applications. The students they thought were seeking aid – most of whom were low-income, first-time applicants – didn’t exist. The scam - which was the subject of a new story today in the Los Angeles Times - is making it hard for officials to figure out their true enrollment numbers. That has implications for recruitment and financial support, and it also comes as community colleges are already suffering from low enrollment from the pandemic. Today on AirTalk, Los Angeles Times higher education reporter Teresa Watanabe joins Larry to discuss the attempted fraud and its implications.

Fact Checking Recall Election Misinformation

Recall 101 Fact Or Fiction (9/1/21)

If you exist on the social internet, you may have seen claims of fraud or suspicious activity in relation to the recall election - whether it’s suspicion of the holes in the ballot envelope or reports of ballot theft. How much (if any) of that is true? We fact check in misinformation with CalMatters reporter Sameea Kamal who recently wrote the piece “Recall fact and fiction: What you need to know about the election fraud rumors you’re seeing.

New Podcast Explores Nipsey Hussle’s Life, Legacy, and Impact on the Sports World

The King of Crenshaw Podcast (9/1/21)

It’s been more than two years since rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in South L.A., but The Marathon Continues. Hussle drew attention to the Crenshaw and Slauson community through his music - and used his fame to try and reinvigorate the neighborhood. For a kid who grew up in South LA and joined the Rollin 60s Crips, Hussle’s rise to fame would seem improbable to those on the outside - but maybe not to Hussle, who was used to grinding for what he wanted. The new podcast series “The King of Crenshaw” explores Hussle’s rise, the blueprint he envisioned for his community, and how his message of hard work, ambition, and philanthropy is keeping the marathon moving forward. Today on AirTalk, we speak with the host of “The King of Crenshaw,” Justin Tinsley, senior culture and sports writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated.

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