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>> hi, everyone, in is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. big impact. tens of millions of airbags declared defective. new fears for drivers as an already massive auto recall doubles. isil's gains. infighting while iraq tries to take a major city as isil's territory grows. so do doubts about the u.s.-backed campaign. flower power. america's honeybee populations
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are dropping fast. now the white house has hatched a plan to save them. plus soaring ambitions. could this be the next phase of human plight? we begin with the largest recall in auto history a device that is supposed to save lives can kill. deaths linked to airbags made by takata, and now many people want to know why it took this long to address the problem? >> well, john, as you say this is a massive recall, the most complex recall in u.s. history according to the department of transportation, 11 auto manufacturers, 30 million airbags. now automakers have already
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recalled 17 million of those airbags, a and now they're doubling it, why is that? because the manufacturer takata from japan have admitted that their airbags can be defective. cory was blinded in one eye when his takata airbag exploded violently, sending a shard of metal, slicing into his face. >> all i remember was a big explosion, it sounded like a shotgun. and my right side went pitch black. >> stories like these lawsuit and public pressure eventually convinced 11 automakers to start recalling the airbags. but the manufacturer takata did not announce that it's airbag is
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defective. >> today i announce that takata airbags are defective. >> this is a good day for consumers. >> many have long been push forgive a more comprehensive recall. >> this is going to take years. but we can be assured that if the government keeps on takata's back we'll have safe airbag inflaters as part of this recall program. >> the root cause of the defect is uncertain. many believe it's the propellant. it can degrade over time. so new airbags are going in without anyone fully understanding what's wrong with the old ones. >> our plan is to make sure that very clearly there will be a test to insure that the final remedy, the final inflater that goes in will be safe period.
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right now we know the ones that are going in are safer. the concern is are they safe over the long term. that has yet to be determined. >> and there is the open question, does this latest recall cover all of the possibly defective airbags, or are there more to come? that's on the mind of florida senator bill nelson, whose constituents have been harmed. he issued a video statement. >> folks should not have to drive around wonder going to if wonwondering if their airbags are going to explode in their face. >> the latest death was just in january. a 35-year-old houston man who should have walked away from a car accident. carlos died when metal from the airbag inflateer pierced his throat. the department of transportation is still working out which
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vehicles and which model years are part of this expanded recall. so was there advice for consumers? they say you need to keep driving your cars, but if your vehicle is recalled you need to keep checking with your dealer to get that airbag replaced as soon as possible. there is a website the government has set up . there is a link to the takata information, and it will tell you all that you need to know. >> lisa, thank you. lauren is an automotive analyst she's in irvine, california, so lauren, this is a big recall, why is it significant other than that? >> well, significant because what happens is people own cars, they move or they sell cars. and they are officially this was a regional recall. the original recall was in states where there is a lot of
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humidity, they began to realize that this is much more prevalent in every state because every state does get humidity in one form or another. but the key factors. takata was pushing back quite heavily. this is not a fault of auto makers. >> by fixing the parts we don't necessarily know whether those parts really will fix it, right? >> well, what we do know is that the discharge of the inflater is quicker than what was designed. we've been researching this all day long. we've had a lot of people ask about it. they used to use a different product, but now they've
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switched to this product. we're not sure if it's been approved or didn't approve, but the fact is that it discharges at high rate that it breaks apart the melt frame and also on the passenger side that retains the airbag into the dash. this is where we're having the problem. >> so takata does not have enough replacement parts. what does that mean for consumers? >> this is one thing that has been addressed by a couple of different senators. if you find out your car is on recall. you talk to the service department and say that the car is on the recall list, you can demand a rental car or a replacement vehicle while your car sits there at the lot. the one thing you have to do is i wouldn't drive a car if you are in bumper-to-bumper every day. an accident happens for that reason, it's certainly not intentional. a good dealer will want your business and will let you have a
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loaner vehicle until they can replace it. >> thank you very much. now to iraq andrea mad di ,the capital of anbar province is now in the hands of isil, but the fight is far from over. iraqi forces are trying to retake the city. shia militias are taking on isil. but their alliance with iran has many in the sunni country questioning whether they're friend or foe. >> about 18 miles from a base in ramadi these shia fighters are preparing for battle. their mission to retake the city of ramadi seized over the last weekend by isil fighters. iraqi soldiers charged with defending the city were forced to retreat and called for rescue from isil's onslaught. >> there's treason, police are abandoning positions one area after another. we retreated to the stadium area, but it fell to isil fighters. >> in this press briefing last
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month the u.s. down played the strategic significance of ramadi ramadi. >> the city itself is not symbolic in any way. it's not been declared central to the future of iraq. but we want to get it back. the issue here is not--it's not brick and mortar, it's about defeating isil. >> but getting ramadi back won't be quick or easy. >> i think it does mean that the over all battle plan against isil is going to have to be slower than predicted. >> thousands of families have been display displaced. >> we've been in the desert for four days now. we call on the government to find a solution because our children are sick. we cannot live in the desert forever without food or drink. >> the iraqi government is appealing for help. >> we're announcing that the
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popular mobilization forces are getting ready to take back anbar. people have asked for our help a month ago. >> but that has the sunni population worried about an army that has the backing of iran. >> they the shiite militiamen should not commit revengeful acts that will arouse sectarianism. >> both the iraqi and u.s. officials insist that these shia fighters are working for iraq. >> they're fighting with shia forces sunni forces, kurdish forces all under the control of the government in iraq, and it
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is those forces and only those forces that we will provide support to. >> doug has served in the security council during the bush and obama administrations and now is senior national security fellow in washington, does this mean that the fighting in iraq is failing? over the last month isil has been losing terrain. they used a series of suicide-bombers according to one report at the very end of the assault they used six 15-ton trucks full of explosives something very similar to what tim mcveigh used all those years ago. six of them to break through the iraqi lines. they did this during the
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sandstorm knowing that air power would not be available to stop them. they used very clever tactics. never ever said that they were a stupid opponent so they're not a stupid opponent. do the strategyies need to change. >> no no doubt the coalition and iraqis had a bad weekend. but it does not mean that the they're not working together to push the islamic state out that's been the plan. >> a lot of people talked about getting these groups together before and it has not happened. why would it happen now? >> i think panic makes people
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more friendly. we the united states were discouraging the iraqi government from bringing them in to anbar for the reasons mentioned in your report. we've backed down on that. the government is sending them forward, and now we'll see what happens as these new fresh fighters move to fight isil fighters who are fairly tired. >> how could u.s. forces on the ground make a difference? >> no doubt it would change the face of the fight b but it would outweigh any tactical gains. there is no appetite for u.s. uniforms on the ground. >> doug, good to see you, thank you very much. there are allegations of he isespionage by china.
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it's the third time in recent years that the u.s. has accused china of economic espionage. we have more from washington. >> reporter: well, u.s. is accusing six chinese citizens including three former students who studied together at the university of southern california of conspiring to steal cell phone technologies from the companies they ended up working, american companies. it's technology that filters unwanted sound from incoming and outgoing calls on cellphones. the accusation that the six set up an elaborate scream including a shell company in the cayman islands, and. according to a 30-page
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indictment released on tuesday from the department of justice a chinese citizen who worked for avago september in an e-mail in 2006 to an alleged coconspirator. it said in part my work is to make every possible effort to find out about the processes every possible detail and copy directly to china. the indictment alleges that the six coconspirators formed a joint venture can and sold the process to chinese businesses and chinese military. while the department of justice leded investigation and released the indictment today, it was welcome news across the government. >> the united states is committed to protecting u.s. companies trade secrets and their proprietary information
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from theft. >> i indictment comes amid a crackdown from the department of justice on alleged chinese espionage. last year it arrested five chinese military employees who allegedly hacked into u.s. companies to steal trade secrets. in march of last year convictions were won against two chinese individuals who said they committed espionage against the dupont company and sold the information to chinese firms. >> texas deputies have started to release the mug shots of the suspects in sunday's biker brawl. they face organized crime charges linked to murdered. now officials say that the fight that left nine people dead may have started over a parking space. heidi zhou castro is in dallas tonight. >> hi, john, we first learned that the fight may have been
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started in the restroom but now we hear that it's the parking lot. but we do know that there is a lot of bad blood leading up to this fight and the police are cautioning against more trouble ahead. >> i will tell you that in the gang world and in the biker world, that violence usually condones more violence. is this over? most likely not. >> at a news conference, the waco news department said that investigators are still processing a massive and blood which crime scene. the evidence includes rivals rifles knives and clubs. the police reserved a patio at the restaurant for a summit of source. a rival gang crashed the meeting. >> we were in parking lots, driveways, marked cars. >> a dispute may have started over a parking shot. >> i have additional information
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this morning that that may have gone beyond a parking incident to someone having their foot run over. >> our response was instantaneous once we realized there was trouble. when we got on scene shots were still being fired. shots were fired at our officers, and we returned fire. >> that response kept staff and patrons from being caught in the cross fire. now there are questions the possibility of retaliation. >> there has been enough blood shed in waco, texas. we would appreciate there not be any more. are we asking for cooperation from bike gangs with the absolutely we are. >> the two bike gangs involved
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were the bandidos and the co cossacks and they have a national group with a wide territory and the cossacks may have been trying to spread their territory. that may have been the fundamental problem here. >> the plight of the honeybee. what the white house is doing to reverse that trend. and my conversation with singer songwriter j.d. souther coming up.
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>> the city of los angeles, the second largest city in america is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. the raise will gradually take the minimum wage from $9 right now to $15 an hour in 2020. seattle's minimum wage raise
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took place last month. this are similar proposals in kansas city, washington, d.c. and new york. there is concern across the world over the declining number of bees. honey bees play an essential role in agriculture. today, president obama unveiled a new national strategy to save them. jay ward is in san francisco tonight. jake? >> reporter: one this three foods we eat depend on pollinators, but over the past decade bee keepers have been reporting annual hive losses 30% or higher. today the announcement from the white house will work to reverse that trend.
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>> you look down in there you'll see there are bits of nectar and pollen still in there. they didn't starve to death. >> something else killed them. >> jeff anderson is a third generation beekeeper. 's trying to recover from the death of 70% of his stock part of a worldwide trend of disastrous losses in the bees. like hundreds of bee keepers around the world jeff rents his hives to farmers to pollinate almonds, avocados and apples. >> back in the '70s, it was a walk in the park to an beekeeper. >> now with help with fellow bee keepers he's bringing the bees he has left up in the hills away from commercial agriculture to detoxify. >> this frame is full of honey. that should be the sign of a well-fed healthy population.
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but these bees died opposite any way. and now these bees are entombing it quarantining it. that's a sign of bad health. several researchers blame the rise of a new category of chemicals known as neonicotinoids. it's supposed so protect the seeds that farmers buy and it's taken up by the soil. >> when i think of pesticides, i think about spraying a crop, but you're talking about putting it through the soil. >> these pesticides are applied to the soil and taken up through the root of the plant transporting it to all parts of the plant making it making it toxic for the insects that bite into it. >> chemist susan kagley has studied pesticides for more than
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20 years. she said there is no federal research into the effects on bees. >> we haven't seen any indication that the usda or epa is interested in pursuing it. it's almost as if they wish it would go away. >> now the white house has released a national strategy for improving bee health. it calls on the usda and epa to reduce bee death to no more than 15% over ten years. it emphasizes land management. it does call on the epa to research the effect of pesticides and the epa said it will excel rate it's existing researcher but only 1.5 million of the strategies estimated goes to that science. the vast majority goes to the usda which has not made pesticide research a priority. protests in the u.k. and europe led to two-year moratorium on
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the nicotonoid. but in u.s. farmers use the chemicals widely. it's argued that lack of genetic diversity naturally occurring pests and the rigors of crops being transported could be have its effect on bees. susan kegley does not believe that mights or pathogens are to blame. >> the makers of these chemicals say that mights are to blame here. why are you convinced its something other than that. >> the data we're collecting in our hive tracking project is definitive on that front. our bee keepers that are managing mites.
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it is not the problem. >> what if it's virus that are random pathogens floating around around. >> the preliminary data is point to go viruses not being part of the problem. >> with no idea of how to keep his bees alive jeff anderson said that the family business may die with him. >> i would like to be optimistic that my kids would choose to do this but it's a necessary business but realistically it's really tenuous way to make a living. >> john, just to sort of articulate the stakes here. if you're trying to imagine life without bees. you don't have to. elsewhere in the world they've already lost bees. in one province in china pesticides have killed bees off. farmers have to hand pollinate their crops. they send their kids up in the highest branches of the trees with paint brushes. we would have to import everything else from apples to
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strawberries until now the u.s. policy has all about wind-pollinated crops. perhaps this announcement from the white house will change this around. >> interesting story. thank you very much. coming up next on this broadcast, a bitter fight in new orleans over a plan to build a high school on contaminated land. plus, how some for-profit colleges are leaving students deep in debt with worthless degrees.
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>> hi, everyone, this is al jazeera america. this is john seigenthaler. class warfare. >> this is not a risk elimination plan. it's risk reduction plan. >> building a school on a dump site. the battle in new orleans over toxic soil, kids and safety. rising risks alarming new findings on a silent killer that's on the rise among black children. >> drowning in death. >> we have all these promises
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they just wanted to squeeze us for financial aid money. >> recruiting practices of for- for-profit colleges. >> i. >> my conversation with a country rock icon, singer and songwriter jd souther. arsenic, measure curry mercury and lead, some of the toxic medicals found in a high school. the questions involved fairness, equality of opportunity and safety. jonathan martin is in new orleans tonight. >> where we're standing was an old landfill known as the silver
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city dump. it's also known as home to the high school booker t. washington. there are many in the community who want the high school to come back but now we know that the soil beneath is highly toxic. can you remediate the soil and rebuild or is that even safe? >> just beyond the footprint two ruined buildings remain from the city's booker t. washington high school. shuttered by hurricane katrina the site is surrounded by a locked fence and now controversy. >> i want it rebuilt absolutely. >> there are plans to rebuild the school here on what tests he from the last three years reveal is highly toxic soil. >> it's bizarre amazing frustrateing anguishing. >> the high school was built in 1942 on land that had been used
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as a giant landfill known as the silver city dump. the recent tests done by research firms hired by school officials found that in are dangerous levels of lead arsenic, zinc and other contaminants in the soil as far as 15 feet down. that's as far as samples were taken. >> joseph booey, a booker t washington graduate himself said that he was stunned that the school district was plan to rebuild the school after removing just some of the toxic soil. >> i think it's really both irresponsible and a crime to. >> louisiana does not have any laws on building schools on land fills or contaminated sites.
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bouie would introduce legislation to ban it. lead was found 24 times higher than epa standards for playgrounds. the school district plans to remove the contaminated soil and then to replace it with clean soil. they said that this remediation plan is acceptable. it will cork, so why would you not go along with it. >> this plan is not a risk elimination plan. it's a risk reduction plan. >> there is nothing wrong with that plan. >> alsy jones is also a booker t. washington grad, he work for shell for years. he said the plan will eliminate any risk. >> i have 14 grandchildren, and if the land were remediated as planned i would have no reservations about them
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attending that school. none whatsoever. >> while the different building sites for the school has been identified jones said that the school was a meeting place in the '60s. >> if you move it somewhere else it will lose its identity. >> but there is still 12 feet of known contaminated soil in the ground. and because new orleans is below sea level the grand is continually shifting. >> the group advocates for environmental human rights said she's worried about the land sinking in. >> potholes, cracked sidewalks uneven roadways, streets and it's just a matter of time before this manmade barrier of new soil placed on top of very
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to comic contaminated soil will fail. >> for many this fight seems all too familiar. another school was built in the 70s on a former garbage dump known as the agriculture street landfill. but the school closed in 1994 when the federal government declared it a super fund site. >> it's clearly a pattern in the city of new orleans as well as around the country. >> al jazeera repeatedly reached out to the recovery school district to ask why it chose to rebuild on the toxic site. our e-mails and calls were not returned. but the state department of environmental protection did respond saying that the school district plans was thoroughly reviewed and said that the department approved the plan and will maintain oversight of the remediation and went on to say we stand by our science. but the opponents were hardly
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convinced. >> it should not be one where you take risks with your health or the health of other people. that's what this fight is really all about. >> and while the school district seems to be moving forward with its plans to build a school here really, the ultimate decision john, could come down to lawmakers. as we mentioned the state is considering a bill that will ban building schools on known toxic sites. that bill was passed unanimously by the state house. now it goes before the state senate. >> jonathan martin, thank you. now to a difficult topic. suicide it's hard to understand and hard to talk about. especially when it involves young children. but there is a disturbing nut trend that cannot be ignored. researchers have looked at the data for children ages 5 to 11, in 1983 the suicide rate, it was about the same.
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in 2012 the numbers dropped for white children but the rate increased for african-american children. professor, what do you think is behind these numbers? >> well, what we are finding right now is that the rise in suicide among black children is particularly troubling one suicide has always been a lower prevalent behavior among black americans, and this is the first time we've seen it higher among african-americans than whites. and this is really a new trend. because it's happening to the vulnerable, the young the children, it's alarming that we're seeing this new trend. >> 5 to 11, african-american
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boys. the number of whites going down and doubling among african-americans. i mean, they're probably lots of different causes. can you name a double? >> i think we have to think that the environment young children are growing up in is different than it used to be. we're seeing increased poverty and less involvement of religious practices in the church. and that brings more accepting at to do so towards suicidal behavior or reduce protective factors that protected children from suicidal behaviors. >> warning signs what should parents look for? >> parents should look for children particularly black children who are expressing willing to die death impulse to anger in particular. >> how do you turn this around? >> at this point in time we have
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to take the expressions of self-destructive behaviors very seriously. we have to increase use of lay clinicians, and in this case, it is now at higher rates than white children and we must take this seriously. >> this is a disturbing trend. professor, it's good to have you in the program. thank you very much. they have 15% of the students, but almost half of the student loan defaults. for-profit colleges are accused of putting earnings above education. we look at how one school lures prospective students to campus. >> we're all sold on all these promises that were supposed to be in support of our dreams when in fact, they just wanted to squeeze us for financial aid money. >> and michael got quite a bit of financial aid money over
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$37,000 of it when he used to attend everest college, a subsidiary of the for-profit corinthian college in colorado springs, colorado. >> it was more than money. it was simple. >> they really cared. >> countrycorinthian colleges filed bankruptcy this year leaving students drowning in debt and in most cases holding worthless degrees. 13% attend for-profit college yet they're responsible for 50% of the loan defalse.default. >> the problem today is that it's on franchise steroids. >> policy analyst for the american association of state colleges and universities. >> now you have harvard mbas running multi campus operations
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that really focus on only one consideration: how do i take consumer fraud and make it a business model. when i say consumer fraud i mean overadvertise overpromise over charge, and under clever. >> adorno said that he was over promised and under delivered. >> i was definitely at an emotional low self-confidence was down. so walking in to their offices you know, this is what they do. they look for exactly that kind of person because it's easiestest to take advantage of them. >> 37 attorneys states generals are investigating these for-profit colleges. >> we had a joke where they could fog a mirror they get admitted to school. at a meaning that anyone breathing gets accepted. >> heidi webber is a former teacher and administrator at the minnesota based for-profit globe
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university. as an administrator she had first-hand exposure to aggressive recruiting practices. >> do they have to meet certain goals in order to make make commission. >> i would shy away from that word but certainly they could lose their job if they're not making their numbers. that happened over and over again. they were also given certain perks. we had an admissions person on campus who got gift cards those sords of things as perks for doing a good job signing up a lot of folks. >> webber said that she took her concerns to university provost david medse. >> he closed his door and put his chair in front of the door, and i remember feeling so threatened like, what a horrible body maneuver to pin new a room--it was like a power play.
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that's the way i felt, threatened by that. ultimately our conversation ended up with him raising his voice doing a lot of yelling tell meg i need to learn to be quiet. >> we spoke with david medson over the phone regarding the allegations. he remembered sitting close to her but denies intimidating her. he said that the meeting was set around her job performance. we followed up with globe university and went to headquarters outside of st. paul minnesota to speak with naomi mcdonald. >> i'm a correspondent with al jazeera america. we have tried very hard to get in touch with you. we've left many messages. we never heard from mcdonald or anyone from globe. a jury awarded webber nearly $400,000 making her case one of the first whistle blower cases in the country to result in a jury award against for-profit
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colleges. >> do you feel like you made a difference? >> i wanted things to change for those students because i thought what can a teacher would i ever be for those students and my own daughters if i didn't try and do the right thing and showing them that standing up for the right thing--that's the legacy you leave in your life. it's not how much money you have. it's making a difference. >> while heidi webber feels like she's making a difference. there is a warning that there is a larger storm brewing, a result of a lesson not learned. >> it's a question of too big to fail right? it's really astonishing to me in some ways that even after the debacle of 2008 we still are repeating that same set of patterns. this is really the story of subprime goes to college. >> and this crisis has left thousands of students unable and now unwilling to pay their debts. some countrian students, including michael adrono have
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created the countrian 100 students who are refusing to pay their student globes by the end of my time at everest i accrued $37,000 in student debt. >> how much that have have you paid. >> how much do you intend to pay? >> none. we want a full cancellation of these student loans for current and former countrian corinthian students. everyone deserves a chance at a proper education. >> everybody here at these schools, and in government, in washington right now starting to pay attention to this. just last week the fcc has announced they're going to be filing suit against itt tech, another chain of pro-profit colleges with six universities of their own. >> the federal government has been warning for-profit colleging for some time. do you get a sense from officials how many for-profit colleges have been involved in
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these practices and how do you stop it? >> the way--the question is not how many, it's sort of the practices that they use. congress is paying attention to it. of course, the idea of all of these student loans goes right back to the department of education. we spoke with arnie duncan to follow up with what is being done but you can be sure that the secretary of education is working with congress, and that will be the next step for this. >> michael shure, thank you. defiant protesters in the african nation of burundi demands the president to stay home. >> the political unrest continues with no end in sight. today protesters march despite orders to stay home. they faced off with police, who sometimes used tear gas to push back. the protesters want the president to step down while the government say the people in the streets today are connected to a
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failed military coup last week. >> those people were the--they were working closely with those persons who said now there is a coup, and the president is no longer the president of burundi and we're now a new one in power. >> it's that kind of speech that will likely keep the protests going. we'll have more in the next hour including how the political protests in burundi are lead to go a large refugee crisis in neighboring countries. >> thanks. coming up in the broadcast soaring like a super hero with jet packs. we'll talk with two men in this amazing video. and singer-songwriter jd souther.
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>> now to a singer and songwriter with passion in music. jd souther. from "heartache tonight" and "best of my love" for the eagles and i talked to him about how it all started. >> i started playing violin in the fourth grade. i was still playing football, so i had a regular kind of--i would defend my violin in my honor.
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playing football even as a kid even in sixth and seventh grade in texas and carrying a violin, that's a tough row to hoe. >> how does a kid from detroit become the architect of the southern california sound. >> i don't i have no idea because none of us are from there. except for jackson brown. linda ron stated,jackson brown was local he was the only one of us. >> would you know if you had a hit song? >> couple times i was pretty sure, a couple times i was wrong. >> which songs?
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>> "the best of my love." [♪ singing ♪] >> i was sure it was a hit. ♪ johnny come lately ♪ ♪ there's a new kid in town ♪ >> you're only lonely was absolutely sure. we started cutting it because we knew it was a hit. ♪ you're only lonely ♪ >> we were halfway through the album before we recorded that song. and they said don't you have anything up tempo? well, up tempo not much. you know me. but i have this one song that i wrote in colorado, but it's not finished. see what you think. it didn't have a last verse or bridge or chorus. and nothing to speak of. but i knew it was catchy and it was direct and i played it, and i said, no last verse. he said sing the first verse again. so i did and yeah, it was pretty sure it was in the pocket. ♪ gonna be a heartache tonight
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a heartache tonight i know ♪ >> "heartache tonight" you knew it. >> it came out at the same time as "you're only lonely." they came out an at the same time. it was a pretty good christmas. >> how do you structure your writing? does it take a long period of time? does it come overnight? >> yes, let me stop you there yes. i have no methodology. sometimes an idea will be so clear and so fully realized that it's not a lot of work to finish it, but there is a critical length of time between the first inkling of the idea and before we can get to the laptop or iphone or audio recorder or even pick up a legal tablet with the pencil. things are still in flux at that moment.
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unless you go freeze that, take that and at least get that on the paper before your brain which has this mostly artist will have some sort of ocd factor in their brain at work. before you start spinning off into something else, take one phrase of that and remember it. write that down. get this one thing really solid. ♪ you can run run run and never get it right ♪ >> what was it like to have incredible success as a songwriter? >> it was strange because i didn't--i think i did everything i could subconsciously to keep that away from me, to keep from feeling like oh, boy i've got it made now. i know how to do this because in reality if you love music you're a student until the day you die. i hear tony bennet still say he feels like a student. >> did you want to be out front more? >> not much more. i heard--i heard someone say the
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great thing about being a writer is you're well-known enough to get good tables but you're not bothered during your dinner. >> a pleasure to meet you and to have you on the program. continued success in your spectacular career, and we look forward to more music. >> thank you very much. >> jd, thank you. >> great pleasure. >> jd southers' new album is available online. finally tonight two men made head lines flying over dubai in jet packs. some call it the next evolution of human flight, and they talk to us about the experience in tonight's first person report. >> i'm jet man one. >> i'm jet man jr. >> one of the oldest dreams from
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mankind is to be like birds. it's very inspireing. >> you see flying. it's beautiful. >> we have 30 liters of fuel, and we would be able to stay ten minutes in the air doing moves air battings, formation flights. >> we are playing at 6,000 feet, 7,000 feet. >> we're using engines. it's kind of mini turbine the same you have on a jumbo jet the 747. it's just everything is reduced. but the principle is exactly the same. we have 88-kilos of trust. that means you can imagine you have a big guy pushing you constantly in the air. >> definitely it's a beautiful thing to be able to fly in the air and not just an extension. you feel completely relaxed. you think, okay, i want to go
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right. you look right and just lean a little bit with the shoulders it goes right. you may forget that you have something on your back. >> it's a lot of happiness. it's hard to describe. >> just after the top of the tour. then at the end of the flight we're above the landing area, and at this point people were screaming. we were sharing the synergy. >> remembering these moments. it's so strong. >> yes. >> we have goose bumps. it was just a perfect moment. >> the jet men say it took them almost five years to train for that flight. that's our broadcast. we thank you for watching. i'm john seigenthaler. i'll see you back here tomorrow
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night. the news continues next with antonio mora and barbara serra.
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gearing up for battle. >> the popular mobilization forces are getting ready to take back anbar shia militias prepare to take the fight to i.s.i.l. after the rebels take ramadi a flood of refugees. >> they are drinking out of the lake and it's a recipe for disaster a humanitarian nightmare horizon as tens of thousands of