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More Filipinos live in Southern California than anyplace outside the Philippine Islands themselves, many touched personally by Typhoon Haiyan. Some have heard tragic stories of relatives lost, children stranded and homes destroyed. Others don't know what's happened to friends and families. We hear some of their stories and how they're trying to provide help to survivors in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. Also, two historic buildings on the Veterans' Administration campus near UCLA could be beyond saving after years of negligence. 

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a promising deal for Iran to curtail its nuclear development failed to materialize over the weekend at a meeting with six foreign ministers in Geneva.  New talks are scheduled, but the blame game continues, and diplomatic failure could be a prelude to war.

 
Banner image: People search for what they can salvage after Typhoon Haiyan hits Tacloban in the Philippines. Nove foto da Firenze

Producers:
Anna Scott
Katie Cooper
Lata Pandya

Main Topic Catastrophe in the Philippines Is Felt in LA 17 MIN, 51 SEC

Aid organizations around the world are racing to the Philippines with food, water and clothing five days after Typhoon Haiyan struck that country. The estimate of fatalities is now 2000 or more, with tens of thousands injured and more than two million in need of food. With more Filipinos than anyplace in the world outside the Philippine Islands, Southern California has been hit hard. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez went to the Eagle Rock Plaza Mall, a popular spot for Filipino-Americans.

For more on relief efforts and ways you can donate, go to KCRW's Which Way, LA? blog.

Guests:
Joel Jacinto, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
Einstein Cabalteja, Filipino Christian Church
Tery Corriaglo, American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
Jeff Ilagan, Filipino Christian Church

Reporter's Notebook Preservationists Raise Concerns over Historic VA Properties 5 MIN, 46 SEC

All over the country, 100's of designated historic landmarks are at risk of being destroyed because of neglect by the Veterans' Administration. That's according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The VA's Westwood campus has three dozen historic buildings, and two are on the National Register of Historic Places.  Both of them may face the wrecking ball.  Martha Groves reports for the LA Times.

Guests:
Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times (@MarthaGroves)

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