FROM Chris Anderson
Fire Safety and Mobile Homes People in mobile home parks have complained for years they are second-class citizens unprotected by the same codes and regulations as other residents of California. Governor Schwarzenegger told a news conference this week he wants to learn why mobile homes "were like matches and caught fire one after the other." The LA Board of Supervisors wants the County Fire Department to tell them what authority they have to set safety standards for mobile homes. We hear from a mobile home owner, a state regulator and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
The airline electronics ban and what it means President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on some foreign airlines flying direct to the US. It's causing confusion as well as inconvenience. Is the motive really just increased security?
Is America turning its back on the world? President Trump has made no secret of his contempt for the United Nations — and he's not alone. But, will proposed cuts in US contributions be counterproductive to America's role in the world and to national security?