LA Unified's adult education program is a lifeline for more than a quarter of a million recent immigrants, high-school drop-outs and anyone else who needs training to get a job or keep one that's changing. We hear what it would mean if budget cuts shut down one of America's largest institutions of its kind. Also, the LA City Council joins a growing movement. Its $30 billion in assets will be deposited only in those banks that meet certain standards for lending, foreclosing and investing in the community. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a Marine veteran who got on the No-Fly list an can't find out why or how to get off.
Adult Education: The Other Local School Funding Crisis
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Adult Education: Private Lives and Public Welfare
The Los Angeles Unified School District's Evans Community Adult School is the so-called Ellis Island of Los Angeles. Students of all ages come, quite literally, from all...
11 min, 24 sec
No-Fly Lists, Underwear Bombs and the 'War on Terror'
The latest version of al Qaeda's underwear bomb revealed technology that could defeat airport scanners maintained by the Transportation Security Administration. In the...
26 min, 41 sec