FROM Genethia Hudley Hayes
Brewer Wants LAUSD Board to Buy Out His Contract Last week on this program, Los Angeles Unified School Superintendent David Brewer said he was not considering stepping down . Today, he asked the elected school board to buy out his contract, to prevent what he called the "current debate" about his leadership from becoming an ethnic issue.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.