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Kids are bullying other kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media.  Now the Glendale Unified School District has hired a private company to monitor and analyze the messages students are sending. Does it mean early intervention before real harm can be done? Does it help parents? Or is it a creepy form of Big-Brotherism that will make children less likely to trust the adults in their lives? Also, is today's job action for higher wages keeping customers out of LA's fast-food restaurants? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the White House plays a waiting game for attacking Syria.  

Image-for-WWLA.jpgWould a so-called "limited" US attack to punish Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons do more harm than good? We hear about a debate that's raging in Washington, among America's allies and in the Middle East.

 

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Producers:
Anna Scott
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody

Making News LA Fast Food Workers Join Nationwide Strike 10 MIN, 3 SEC

The nationwide campaign for higher wages at fast-food restaurants staged walkouts today in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, where one chant was, "Eight is Not Enough!" Eight dollars an hour is the minimum wage in California. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez covered a demonstration at Burger King in Hollywood.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

Main Topic The Internet and Student Safety 14 MIN, 7 SEC

The Glendale Unified School District will pay $40,500 to a company called Geo Listening to check out the public social media posts of 13,000 students at eight schools. It's all about cyber-bullying on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, and the safety of students. It was prompted by the suicide of a student last year. 

Guests:
Kelly Corrigan, Glendale News-Press (@kellymcorrigan)
Ed Krayewski, Reason.com (@edkrayewski)
Emily Bazelon, Slate.com (@EmilyBazelon)

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