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Supreme Court rules that students attending religious schools are entitled to state aid

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from a program which offers tuition assistance for private education, a move that could make it easier for religious organizations to access taxpayer money.

The 6-3 result could fuel another push for school choice programs in some of the 18 states that so far have not earmarked taxpayer dollars for private religious education. The most immediate effect of the court’s decision beyond Maine will likely be in neighboring Vermont, which has a similar program.

The decision is the latest in a series of Supreme Court rulings that have favored claims of discrimination based on religion. The court weighs separately the case of a football coach who says he has the right to pray according to the first amendment in midfield immediately after games. Michael A. Helfand, Brenden Mann Foundation Chair in Law and Religion at Pepperdine University Caruso Law School and Rebecca S. Markert, legal director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, join Larry to discuss the decision. If you have any questions, call 866-893-5722 or email [email protected].

With files from The Associated Press

Housing Market Check-in: Asking Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Raise Buyers Price

What has been a boiling US real estate market has now begun to slow, with many buyers Fixed price due to rising mortgage rates. Median home prices hit a record high in May across the country, hovering above $400,000. In Los Angeles County, which has its own unique factors, the median home price soared to $900,000 according to red fin. But will these asking prices start to fall as interest rates rise? Will sellers lower prices, giving buyers a small edge? Today on AirTalk, Larry checks in on the current state of the Southern California real estate market with CEO of Altos Research Mike Simonson and Gary Painter, professor at USC Price School of Public Policy.

LA’s historic love of racing

At one time, Los Angeles was the largest racing market in the world. That’s according to author Harold L. Osmer, who wrote “Where They Raced: Auto Racing Venues in Los Angeles, 1900-1990.” Tracks and racetracks can be found throughout the region, including Pasadena, Beverly Hills, El Sereno, and Playa Del Rey. LA Times Columnist Patt Morrison details how parts of Los Angeles have been shaped by this history in his latest column, “Horses, motorcycles and fast cars: Angelenos have long loved racing and racetracks.” Today on AirTalk, Patt Morrison joins Larry to chat. Do you have any thoughts? Share by calling 866-893-5722 or emailing [email protected].

COVID-19 AMA: Vaccines now available for children under 5, COVID reinfections, etc.

In our continuing series on the latest medical research and COVID-19 news, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Today’s topics include:

  • New California’s COVID wave has great spread, less disease
  • Covid-19 vaccine available for LA County Infants and Toddlers
  • 2 million Californian children are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. How many will get it?
  • If you still haven’t had COVID after the last flare-up, what are the chances you will never do it?
  • Study in the study notes that each reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 causes more severe disease
  • Study find this Omicron variant is significantly less risky than Delta

Los Angeles’ Beloved Black-Owned Bookstore Eso Won Will Close By Year’s End

Eso Won Books, the independent bookstore popular with black people in Los Angeles, will close its physical store at the end of the year. Since opening in the late 1980s, Leimert Park Bookstore has become a cultural center for the black community in Los Angeles, hosting book signings and readings by famous black authors and luminaries, including Spike Lee, Ibram X. Kendi, Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Octavia E. Butler, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Barack Obama. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and a summer of protests demanding racial justice, the store has experienced a huge increase in sales and attendance as people searched for books and materials on the Black experience and anti-racism. //

Today on AirTalk, we are joined by James Fugate, Owner of Eso wonand Los Angeles-based freelance journalistsyou Erin Aubry Kaplan, an avid reader at Eso Won, to discuss the store’s history and the importance of independent and black-owned bookstores. We also want to hear from you! Share your fondest memories of Eso Won by calling 866-893-5722 or emailing [email protected].

“Bad Mexicans” explores the start of the Mexican Revolution and how it reverberates today

The 1910 lynching of a South Texas ranch hand for allegedly murdering a white woman is the start of Professor of History at UCLA by Kelly Lytle Hernandez new book “Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands” (WW Norton & Company, 2022) about the Mexican Revolution, the Magonistas and their political movement to overthrow the government of Mexican autocrat Porfirio Diaz and the rise of white imperialism.

Today on AirTalk, Professor Hernández joins Larry to discuss his new book, The History of the Mexican Revolution, and how it changed our political landscape.

Professor Hernández will discuss his book at a free in-person event tonight at 7 p.m. at the Vroman Bookstore in Pasadena. You can find the event details here.

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