FROM Chris Ipsen
Did LA Pass Its First Big El Niño Test? The first of this year's El Niño storms were only a test, and Southern California is braced for another onslaught of mudslides, potholes, flooded freeways and basements and mountains of trash swept out into the ocean. We get updates and look at what's next.
Preparing for Terror Brussels is on lockdown for a third straight day because of concerns of a possible terrorist attack there. And France is in a three-month state of emergency. Los Angeles is not under any kind of imminent threat, but what are the city’s plans to handle a terrorist incident, or the possibility of one?
Earthquakes on the Pacific Rim: Are We Next? We all know that Southern California is earthquake country and occasionally we get rude reminders. But the last big shaker was the Northridge quake back in 1994. We speak with experts and emergency responders about how individuals and their families can prepare. What about local government?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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.