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Photo: House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speak with the media about the ongoing Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. March 15, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters)

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Amy Ta
Michell Eloy

Reps. Nunes and Schiff clash over Russia investigation 8 MIN, 5 SEC

Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.

Guests:
Sarah Wire, LA Times (@sarahdwire)

Political lines scrambled when it comes to surveillance and the NSA 7 MIN, 31 SEC

Rep. Devin Nunes says Trump’s campaign may have been caught up in foreign surveillance. There’s a provision in the FISA Act that allows communication between foreigners and Americans to be monitored. We talk about that provision and whether it’ll survive.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

Downtown LA lead levels exceed Flint, Michigan 10 MIN, 22 SEC

Some areas of California have worse lead levels than Flint, Michigan. In one Fresno neighborhood, there are three times as many kids with high lead levels in their blood than in Flint. Children in south L.A., the San Gabriel Valley, and downtown Los Angeles also have high lead levels.

Guests:
Joshua Schneyer, Reuters (@jschney)
Michael Pell, Reuters (@Reuters)

More:
Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California
The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint

Inside the 'perpetual now': One woman's amnesia advances science 15 MIN, 6 SEC

Lonni Sue Johnson was a successful artist, viola player, and private pilot. Then a virus attacked her brain, destroying most of her memory. Her story – and why her amnesia may not be such a tragedy after all – is the subject of a new book titled “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love.”


Lonni Sue Johnson was a talented viola player and skilled private pilot. But then she suffered permanent amnesia. She’s the subject of the book titled “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love.” (Photo courtesy of Michael Lemonick)

Guests:
Michael Lemonick, Scientific American; author of “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love” (@MLemonick)

More:
Forget Me Not: The Harrowing Tale of H. M.'s Brain [Excerpt]

The Perpetual Now

Michael D. Lemonick

Sierra Nevada runoff could damage pricy LA infrastructure 6 MIN, 55 SEC

There is so much runoff water from the Sierra Nevada that Owens Lake may be flooded. This would ruin hundreds of millions of dollars of infrastructure that Los Angeles has paid for. The good news: The Silver Lake reservoir will be refilled earlier than planned.

Guests:
Richard Harasick, Water System at LA Department of Water and Power

More:
Garcetti calls for state of emergency amid concerns that flooding could damage DWP facilities
LADWP to Begin Refilling Silver Lake Reservoir

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