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Breakdown of the two Affirmative Action cases This SCOTUS term and what an official decision might look like

SCOTUS Confirmation Action 10.31.22

The Supreme Court today hears oral arguments for cases focused on affirmative action. The decisions in either case could affect the extent to which race can be used in college admissions. The cases of Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina” and “Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard” are the first positive lawsuits that the court will hear since its 6:3 majority.

Today on AirTalk, we’re digging into the oral arguments and possible decisions on these cases Professor of Law in Santa Clara Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Associate Law Professor at the South Texas College of Law Josh Blackmanand Richard H Sander, Economist and law professor at UCLA.

The Most Flashy Halloween Decorations in Southern California and Where to Find Them

Have you noticed all the blood splatters on your neighbor’s lawns lately? It’s that time of year again, from now through January the front of many homes will be adorned with everything from large 12-foot werewolf mannequins to elaborate and blood-soaked lawn mazes to the simple wraparound roof lights that change colors that can be up stay up late December. Listeners share the craziest and most creative Halloween decorations they’ve seen this season.

New NASA panel set to study UFOs – will they share their findings?

NASA has assembled a new panel of scientists to study unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs for short, better known as UFOs. The nine-month study includes an impressive roster of planetary scientists, astrophysicists and experts from the Federation Aviation Administration. Although there is a strong association with extraterrestrials, there is no evidence that UAPs have extraterrestrial origins. Interest in UAPs is linked to national security and aviation security, but will the extensive study be able to comprehensively conclude what these UAPs are? And how transparent will these results be?

Join us on AirTalk today to discuss NASA’s new panel and its investigative mission Kenneth Chang, Science reporter for the New York Timesand Adam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester and author of “Light of the Stars: Alien World and the Fate of the Earth.”

Trucks and SUVs are getting bigger – and more dangerous to anyone outside of them

Major Vehicle Accidents 10/31/22

SUVs and trucks are getting bigger and bigger. Much larger. From 2000 to 2018, the average pickup truck weight skyrocketed 24%, and the height of the front hoods – responsible for front blind zones – has increased by 11%. For a variety of reasons, the share of trucks and SUVs in total vehicle sales is increasing, with SUVs accounting for more than half of all new car sales while the share of small cars is declining. These factors have created a driving environment that is more dangerous for those not in these larger vehicles, including children. A new law aims to address part of this problem by requiring all new cars to be fitted with front-facing cameras to cover those ever-expanding blind spots. But is that enough to reduce head-on collisions, and what else can be done to make driving safer for everyone? Breaking down the issues with big trucks and SUVs, blind spots and how we got here with Larry Jennifer Stockburger, Operations manager at the car testing center for the non-profit product testing organization Consumer Reports and Keith Barry, Cars Editor and Reporter at the non-profit product testing organization Consumer Reports.

Former Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse on “A Black Man’s Journey in American Theater”

Sheldon Epp’s book 10/31/22

Sheldon Epps, formerly artistic director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse for two decades, has published a new memoir entitled “My Own Directions: A Black Man’s Journey in American Theater(McFarland, 2022). Epps currently serves as Senior Artistic Advisor at historic Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. He has directed major productions on and off Broadway both in the United States and internationally. Epps chronicles his time in theatre, the ups and downs and how being black has affected the experience. Epps joins Larry to discuss.

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