On Second Thought For Monday, August 8, 2016
A survey by U.S. News and World Report found as many as one in three first-year students did not return to college for a second year between fall 2010 through fall 2013. Kennesaw State University is one of 44 institutions which launched a new initiative to address freshmen retention rates. We speak with KSU academic advisor Chris Hutt about the program and how it aims to help students stay on track for graduation.
Then, the DeKalb County Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency to equip officers with body cameras. The department is buying 600 BodyWorn cameras made by Utility Inc. for each of its patrol officers. The police say it's an effort to "enhance transparency, accountability and officer safety." But as in other cities, there are worries about whether and when footage from body cameras will be released to the public after incidents, especially deadly encounters between the public and police. We talk with Utility Inc. CEO Robert McKeeman and Chad Marlow with the Advocacy and Policy Counsel about the debate over police body cameras.
We speak with Kennesaw State University academic advisor Chris Hutt about a new KSU initiative that aims to help students stay on track for graduation. Then, we talk with Utility Inc. CEO Robert McKeeman and Chad Marlow with the Advocacy and Policy Counsel about the debate over police camera. Plus, we break down what Bitcoin really is with New York Times reporter and author of "Digital Gold," Nathaniel Popper.
Plus, two years ago, Georgia Tech became the first university in the country to accept Bitcoin. But they stopped this year due to a lack of interest. We break down what Bitcoin really is. Then we speak with Nathaniel Popper, New York Times Wall Street reporter and author of “Digital Gold,” about the future of Bitcoin and who is leading the charge towards a worldwide currency.