FROM David Helvarg
The Many Faces of the California Coastline From rocky cliffs at the Oregon border, to the Golden Gate, to the Southland's sunny beaches, the California coast is 1100 miles long. In his new book, The Golden Shore : California's Love Affair with the Sea, environmentalist and reporter David Helvarg explores how the coastline has helped shaped the state’s unique identity. KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez talked to him a few steps away from the Redondo Beach Pier. (Helvarg's top five "must visit" places on the California coast.)
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 new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.