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As decision nears in Harvard affirmative action case, another legal fight brews in California

In the next few months, a decision is expected in a case involving Harvard University and alleged discrimination against Asian American student applicants. But the University of California system is also facing a similar lawsuit — with allegations that administrators are considering race in admissions even though California bans the practice. A scandal is also raising larger questions about merit in college admissions and who has unfair advantage.

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Fair Game - Episode 20071031 - Segment 1

Spider researcher Cheryl Hayashi, who recently won a MacArthur fellowship for her work on spider silk, will tell us how our soldiers might be wearing spiderwebs in their next war.

Global Politics

Puerto Rico primary

Fair Game news analyst Ritch Duncan examines what impact the Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico could have on the Presidential nomination.

Development & Education

Home schooling

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jill Tucker talks about the recent California state appeals court ruling which declared that homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials is illegal.

Science, Tech & Environment

Disappearing salmon

Faith talks to Peter Moyle, a professor of fish biology and conservation at UC Davis, about the sudden collapse of the wild Chinook salmon population in northern California.