Assistant Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?
FROM Lata Pandya
Can Big Data Make Healthcare Better, Cheaper? Medical records are being digitized to cut healthcare costs and produce better outcomes. It also means a loss of patient privacy. We weigh the risks and the benefits.
After Detroit, Public Pensions Are No Longer Sacred State and local governments may be breaking their long-standing promise to public workers. Guaranteed pensions are said to be too expensive. How did they get that way?
LA City Council Votes to Regulate Sale of E-Cigarettes The FDA hasn't been heard from, but an LA City Councilman calls inhaling e-cigarettes a "deadly habit." We hear about yesterday's unanimous decision to regulate sales.
A Political Earthquake Heading for Los Angeles County LA County's five Supervisors are America's most powerful local elected officials. They operate in the shadows — almost never replaced by election — until now..
Syrian Peace Talks and the Battle on the Ground Despite talks scheduled next month between Syria's government and rebels, fighting continues and there's concern that the war will finally be decided on the battlefield.
Can the US Salvage a Deal with Iran? A deal for Iran to curtail its nuclear development failed at a meeting with six foreign ministers in Geneva. New talks are scheduled, but the blame game continues.
County Fights Plan to Drill for Oil on Whittier Parkland The City of Whittier wants oil drilling on land LA County bought to preserve as open space. Supervisor Gloria Molina calls it a "dangerous precedent."
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
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.