For decades, LA County's Board of Supervisors has been almost immune to change. The five current incumbents have served for a total of almost 100 years. Now, term limits passed by the voters are changing all that. We hear from Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl, front-runners for the seat now occupied by Zev Yaroslavsky, who's termed out. Also, another Supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas, makes his first public comment about home improvements made at taxpayer expense.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, despite the almost unanimous conviction of climate scientists, Americans are increasingly skeptical about global warming. We look at the possible reasons and the potential consequences of the disconnect between science and public perception.