Housing Rights Center Los AngelesExecutive Director of Housing Rights Center in Los Angeles, which deals with landlord-tenant issues. Former legal aid attorney representing tenants.
FROM Chancela Al-Mansour
The Eviction Industrial Complex Eviction -- it used to be a rare occurrence, a last resort for the worst tenants. Now it’s more common than many people may realize. Harvard social science professor Matthew Desmond set out to capture the reality of what he calls “The Eviction Economy” by embedding for several months with low-income tenants in the city of Milwaukee -- and also spending time with their landlords. The result is his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. It’s a meticulous ethnography -- but his message is also simple: that addressing poverty in America should be refocused to the simple challenge of keeping a roof over people’s heads.
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?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.