This week, Louis and John speak with EdSource reporter David Washburn about the battle over sodas between health advocates, who want to convince more cities to tax sugary drinks contributing to children’s diabetes and obesity, and the powerful beverage industry. In June, it persuaded the Legislature to ban local soda and grocery taxes for 13 years, but advocates aren’t giving up.

Louis also speaks with EdSource reporter Nico Savidge about the reasoning behind, potential benefits from and challenges facing California’s new online community college, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

For background:

California’s soda tax ban stalled a grassroots movement, but didn’t kill it

California’s online community college will break new ground in higher ed