FROM Craig Miller
Mass evacuations in the shadow of America's tallest dam Two of the channels that drain the Oroville dam -- near Sacramento -- are damaged. Workers are trying to come up with a fix before a new set of storms move in later this week. In the meantime, nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated.
West Coast Bands Together over Climate Change Governor Brown describes a new pact between the states of California, Oregon and Washington and the Canadian Province of British Columbia as a " small but powerful first step " toward dealing with climate change. Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, says, "So simply put, I don't think it's too much to say that on the West Coast we intend to design the future, not to wreck it." Craig Miller is Science Editor at KQED , public radio and TV in San Francisco.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."