FROM Bob Stevenson
LA's New Child Protection Czar Every day, 40 infants are reported to be victims of abuse or neglect in Los Angeles County. Twenty thousand kids are in foster care — all too often a road to prison. To better protect children and youth from maltreatment, the County has created a new job and appointed a highly respected juvenile court judge to fill it. Independent producer Daniel Heimpel has a profile.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."