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USC's Tuition Cut, The Upcoming Kobe Memorial, Increase in DACA Fees




A student rides his skateboard past an entrance to the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012.
A student rides his skateboard past an entrance to the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012.
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USC Tuition Cut and Free College

The University of Southern California is one of the more expensive private colleges in the country, with an annual tuition of around $57,000 dollars. But on Thursday, it announced a break for students whose families make 80-thousand dollars or less, USC will be free. Plus, more on the idea of Free College with input from the Associate Vice President of The Institute for College Access & Success.

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Kobe Memorial

Staples Center, the home of the Lakers, has been the site of countless Kobe Bryant heroics on the court. The night he scored 81 points, or when won the NBA Finals MVP after beating the hated Boston Celtics in a dramatic and deciding Game 7. Really too many to list but on Monday, Staples Center will be where Kobe's last act will play out with a memorial in his honor. Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven more people died in a helicopter crash on January 26th. Monday's event starts at 10 in the morning. But it IS a ticketed service and it's expected to draw thousands to the area.

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Tiny House Movement

You've probably heard about the tiny house movement -—probably on this program, too. But what if you've committed to tiny-home living and you decide to have a family? For KQED's The California Report, the Allen Young brings us the story of a Sacramento-area couple living in a very box-like home, trying to make room for baby. 

DACA Fee Increase Proposal

Every two years, about 700,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — better known as DACA — pay a fee to keep their protected status. Biennial renewals currently cost $400- 95 dollars but recipients could soon face a hefty increase. The Trump administration has proposed raising the fee to $ 765 dollars — a 55 percent hike. 

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Throwback Thursday: Charlotta Bass

Every Thursday we're throwing back to L.A.'s past by highlighting some of the region's rich history. In honor of Black History month, we're spotlighting the story of an iconic Angeleno. In 1952, she was the first African-American woman nominated for the vice presidency on top of that she also ran a newspaper, fought for civil rights, and stared down the Klan. For this week's Throwback Thursday, we're revisiting Charlotta Bass's story.

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