- Newsmaker: Sequoia Fire Threatens Legendary Trees
A Bakersfield woman whose campfire got out of control has been arrested on charges of starting the blaze that now threatens several groves of California-s Sequoia trees, some of the biggest and oldest living things in the world. Tim Sheehan, of the Fresno Bee, says firefighters are working feverishly to cut firelines into mountainous terrain in order to contain the worst inferno to hit that area in 120 years.
- Reporters Notebook: The Adelphia Story and Arrest of John Rigas
John Rigas has been charged with looting Adelphia Communications and defrauding investors out of $ 60 billion. Rigas is a living symbol of capitalism at its worst, and of the government-s intention to crack down on corporate abuse. Devin Leonard, of Fortune magazine, says that the founder and former CEO of the cable giant considers himself a small town guy who enjoys helping his rural Coudersport, Pennsylvania neighbors.
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Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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