FROM Kathy Fairbanks
Prop 37: Did 44 Million Dollars Make the Difference? Proposition 37 would require food producers, grocers and other retailers to label genetically engineered food sold in California. If they failed or refused, they could be taken to court. The Organic Consumers Fund , Nature's Path Foods and others have raised about $7 million to support Prop. 37. Opponents, including Monsanto , Dupont , DOW AgroSciences and brand-name food processors have raised $44 million against it. The measure that once led by a margin of 2 to 1 is now even or trailing in recent polls. KCRW producer Evan George talked to registered voters at a Vons supermarket in Echo Park and got a range of opinions.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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?