Yesterday, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and at parishes in LA and Orange Counties, Catholics were asked from the pulpit to write Congress in support of comprehensive immigration reform. José Gomez, Archbishop of America's largest Catholic archdiocese, has written a new book called Immigration and the Next America. We hear what he told KCRW's Saul Gonzalez. Also, the first of our series on projects designed for Southern California's future but never built. We hear what might have happened in Chavez Ravine instead of Dodger Stadium.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, after twleve years, hundreds of billions of dollars and 2200 American lives, the US is withdrawing from Afghanistan. Has it been worth the cost? We hear the continued dispute about the condition of the country now — and what to expect for the future.
Banner image: Archbishop Gomez with Angelinos in their traditional ethnic garb. Photo courtesy Victor Aleman