FROM Gregg Fishman
Green Power Versus Green Spaces State law requires private utilities to generate 20% of their power from renewable sources by 2010. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is exempt because it’s publicly owned , but Mayor Villagraigosa wants to meet that goal anyway. We’ll talk about that in a moment. First, the issue of building new power lines to bring geothermal power to Los Angeles from the Imperial Valley. Environmentalists are worried that the new “energy corridor” will destroy habitat on protected lands.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.