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 The University of California’s full Board of Regents voted today to increase tuition, despite a “no” vote from the Governor.  Fees could rise from $12,000 to $15,000 a year, making the total cost as much as 32,000.  We hear why one Regent voted “yes,” and what it could mean for access by students raised in California. Also, the City of Adelanto already has three private prisons.  With crime on the decline, why should an outpost in the Mojave Desert have two more?  We’ll talk to the Mayor who pushed through a controversial building plan.

Photo: Rikkis Refuge Other

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Gideon Brower

UC and Governor Brown: the Battle Continues 11 MIN, 32 SEC

While student protesters were shouting, the UC Board of Regents today confirmed yesterday’s committee vote, approving tuition hikes of as much as five percent a year for the next five years. The vote was 14 to seven, with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Assembly Speaker and Superintendent of Public Instruction — all elected officials — voting “no.”

Guests:
George Kieffer, UC Board of Regents
Michele Siqueiros, Campaign for College Opportunity (@MSCollegeOpp)

For-Profit Prisons in California’s High Desert 10 MIN, 35 SEC

The incoming Mayor of Adelanto, on Highway 395 in the Mojave Desert, says three existing private prisons give the town the “stigma of a prison city.” But early this morning, with a standing-room crowd from both sides of the issue, the current Mayor pushed through measures to build two more.

Guests:
Cari Thomas, City of Adelanto
Sharon Dolovich, UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program (@UCLA_Law)

More:
Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences and Misdemeanor Penalties
Geo Group's Adelanto detention facility

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