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UCLA, UC Berkeley and the rest of the university system have been a boon to California's economy. For decades, admission was guaranteed for qualified state high-school graduates—at an affordable price. Not any more. Tuition and fees have gone through the roof—and so have admissions of students from out of state, who pay even more. Are in-state students are being pushed aside?  What about the economy of the future?  Also, will Mayor Villagraigosa's last budget hold up beyond next month's election?

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with using weapons of mass destruction, a charge which can carry the death penalty. We hear about his condition and how he's being treated by federal authorities. Did the FBI fail to follow up on what it knew about his radicalized older brother? What's the impact on American Muslims, now and in the future?

Banner image: UCLA students studying in Powell Library. Photo: UCLA Fund

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Kerry Cavanaugh
Anna Scott

Making News Villaraigosa's Final Budget 5 MIN, 34 SEC

The candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles have been criticized for not making specific about proposals about a revenue shortfall. Now Mayor Villaraigosa has released his final budget proposal. Is it good news, bad news or no news at all? Rick Orlov covers City Hall for the Daily News.

Guests:
Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News (@Rickorlov)

Main Topic Out-of-State Admissions at UC Continue to Rise 18 MIN, 53 SEC

Fifty-three years ago, the Master Plan for Higher Education promised that America's finest public university system would be available to California high school students who qualified.  Affordability was part of the guarantee. Now, state funding has declined, tuition and fees have skyrocketed and more and more students from out of state are being accepted. Graduates of California high schools have a harder time getting in.

Guests:
Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times (@LarryGordonLAT)
Jonathan Stein, University of California Board of Regents
Dianne Klein, Office of the President for the University of California (@UC_Newsroom)
Hans Johnson, Public Policy Institute of California (@PPICnotes)

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