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."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.