FROM Brian Fagan
Climate Change in Southern California In 2007, then-Governor Schwarzenegger commissioned a study on the projected impacts of climate change on six areas of California. A more recent study documents what's in store for snow in the local mountains, comparing how it would change if emissions continue as usual and in case there's a major effort at mitigation. We hear about how climate change is likely to impact life in Southern California. We also hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who caught up with an archaeologist who's studied the prospect of sea levels rising. Archaeolgist Brian Fagan (L) speaks with KCRW's Saul Gonzalez on the beach in Malibu
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.