ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

While homeowners face fines for keeping their lawns green or flushing the toilet too often, Big Agriculture pumps all the groundwater it wants to. California is the only Western state with no regulations on that most precious resource. Is it being wasted? Is this time of drought finally the moment for new rules?

Also, Mayor Garcetti says LA can’t afford a cost of living raise for the LAPD. He and Chief Charlie Beck have promised to show up at roll calls so they can explain. Now the police union is threatening file suit. We’ll hear from Chief Beck and a union leader.

Banner Image: Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing; Credit: Ikluft

Producers:
Evan George

The Push to Regulate California’s New Gold… Water 17 MIN

California is the only Western state with no regulations on groundwater. Big landowners can pump as much as they want. And, as the drought gets worse, that’s what they’re doing. The Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis compares that to overdrawing a savings account.

Guests:
Jay Lund, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis
Lester Snow, California Water Foundation (@lestersnowH20)
Chris Scheuring, California Farm Bureau Foundation (@CAFarmBureau)

Do LAPD Officers Deserve a Raise? 10 MIN, 23 SEC
Mayor Garcetti says LA can’t afford to give cops a raise, and he wants to address them directly. The cops rejected a no-raise contract, even though it was recommended by leaders of their union, the Police Protective League. Now the League says it’ll sue to prevent the Mayor and the Chief of Police from going to roll call.

Guests:
Tyler Izen, Los Angeles Police Protective League (@LAPPL)
Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department (@LAPDChiefBeck)

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED