Beth Akers

Fellow

Brookings Institution fellow, expert on economics and education.

Beth Akers on KCRW

What if a degree came with a money-back guarantee?

What if a college degree came with a money-back guarantee?

What if a degree came with a money-back guarantee?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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It turns out that much of what we’ve been told about antidepressants is wrong or misleading. The prevailing thinking has led to huge sales with little evidence of effectiveness.

from Second Opinion

“Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington” details the brave and sometimes salacious characters of Washington D.C.’s gay culture during the 20th century.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former Mideast CIA operative John Kiriakou discusses his recent trip covering Biden in Saudi Arabia and what he’s learned about America’s “special relationship” with the country.

from Scheer Intelligence

One reporter visited 10 of the most popular grocery stores in LA and found dramatic differences in prices for goods such as bread, avocados and coffee.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA LGBT Center’s Dr. Kaiyti Duffy talks about preventing the stigmatization of LGBT men during the current monkeypox outbreak. Plus, how does this virus compare to COVID?

from KCRW Features

We currently have no good communication systems to assure that those at risk for serious inherited diseases are informed of their risk.

from Second Opinion

Laurie Leshin, JPL’s new director, wants to explore the far reaches of space, find evidence of life on Mars, and make the institution more inclusive.

from Greater LA

LA is in mourning after iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at age 94. He called Dodgers games for 67 seasons before retiring in 2016. Mo Ostin died this week at age 95.

from Greater LA

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

from Greater LA