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California is projected to expand another seventy percent over the next forty years, placing enormous strain on traffic, air quality and other resources. On Reporter's Notebook, the new Nixon library reopens as a true Presidential archive.




Photo Credit: Riverside County, by David McNew: Getty Images News

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper
Dan Konecky

Main Topic How Should California Prep for a Population Surge? 18 MIN, 5 SEC

The California Department of Finance issued it's new population projections earlier this week, predicting not just an increase to sixty million residents but major changes in the makeup of the state. California is projected to become a majority Hispanic state by 2042, the San Francisco bay area will be home to even larger concentrations of Asian-Americans, and Riverside County will leap ahead of its neighbors in size. The projections make Los Angeles’ longstanding nemesis – traffic – even more daunting. Can the region build enough mass transit or freeways to cope? Where are all these new residents going to be housed, or go to school?

Guests:
Jeff Rabin, planning and environmental consultant
Hasan Ikhrata, Director of Planning and Policy for the Southern California Association of Governments
Kevin Starr, Professor of History, USC

Reporter's Notebook The Nixon Library is Official…Finally 6 MIN, 57 SEC

For years the Richard Nixon library and birthplace foundation in Yorba Linda was a freak in the national Presidential library system. It paid homage to the country’s 37th President but it was missing one thing, the President’s papers. After being forced to resign in 1974, most of Nixon’s papers were seized by the federal government because of ongoing investigations, and it took thirty years of negotiations to free them up. Finally, the opening of the official Nixon library was celebrated today.

Guests:
Tim Naftali, New America Foundation (@TimNaftali)

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