FROM Mike Gatto
New State Bill Would Address Sexual Assault on Campus USC and Occidental College are among the institutions accused of under-reporting crimes on and near campus. Now state legislation has been proposed. KCRW's Madeline Brand spoke to LA Assemblyman Mike Gatto about his bill requiring reports of sexual assaults on college campuses to local police and with Sofie Karasek, a survivor of a sexual assault at UC Berkeley. Note: Madeleine Brand's new program, Press Play , will be on the air starting on January 27.
State Legislators Won't Get Paid After All Last Wednesday, faced with losing their pay by failing to meet the June 15 deadline, the Assembly and Senate passed a budget . On Thursday, Governor Brown stunned Sacramento by casting a veto . Today, Controller John Chiang said the legislators won't get paid after all , because the budget was never balanced.
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.
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.