FROM Julie Spezia
Proposition 1C: Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 More and more Californians can't afford to live here any more, but there's heated debate about what to do. Affordable housing bonds on next month's State and Los Angeles City ballots are aimed at the elderly, low-income families, the homeless and battered women. Governor Schwarzenegger and the legislature want approval of $2.8 billion in bonds to provide affordable housing for seniors and low-income families, as well as shelters for homeless people and battered women. Can California afford the new debt and the money to pay it off?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
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.
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.