FROM Lucy Jones
Quake devastates central Mexico: Extent of the damage and relief efforts We get the latest from Mexico City on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck yesterday, and the rescue efforts. Hundreds of people have died. Buildings collapsed. We look at why Mexico City is particularly vulnerable to destruction from earthquakes. And will California ever get an early warning system?
Lucy Jones Dr. Lucy Jones is among the world's most influential seismologists and works for the U.S. Geological Survey, based at CalTech. She may be LA’s resident earthquake expert, but she’s also an expert in 15th century classical music. She digs into the connection between science and music in her genre-spanning DJ set. Hosted by Eric J. Lawrence.
Landlords, Tenants and Earthquake Safety When San Francisco apartment house owners retrofit their buildings, the entire cost will be passed on to their tenants. City Councilman Gil Cedillo has promised that won't happen in Los Angeles. Today, his committee is taking up what could be the most extensive retrofitting requirements in California history. Who should bear the cost of making those buildings earthquake safe?
Fearing ‘The Really Big One’ A New Yorker story titled “ The Really Big One ” has rattled residents in Portland and Seattle. It’s a meticulous and terrifying piece of science journalism about a quake that will eat the entire Pacific Northwest.
At Last: Preparing for the Big One to Hit LA Los Angeles has lagged behind San Francisco when it comes to preparing for the inevitable Big One on the San Andreas Earthquake Fault. Yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti conceded LA was behind the curve, even while he was on the City Council. But now, he said, he wants that to change. With help from Lucy Jones, seismologist with the US Geological Survey, he’s announced the most ambitious seismic safety plan in state history.
Earthquake! A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Los Angeles at 6:25 this morning. No injuries or damage was reported, but it raised a lot of questions about how prepared Los Angeles is for the next big quake. We talk to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new earthquake czar.
Can LA Survive the Next Big Earthquake? Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places. But what about the buildings we already have? The LA Times has reported that more than 1000 old concrete buildings all over the city are at risk of collapse.
The Great Southern California ShakeOut Southern California is earthquake country, and seismologists are certain the Big One is on its way. But nobody listens to dire warnings. Tomorrow, five million people are scheduled to get serious, and have a good time, in the Great Southern California ShakeOut . Lucy Jones is the US Geological Survey's scientist-in-charge for Southern California.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.