FROM Neal Broverman
Metro Board Approves Rail Stop at Leimert Park The vote today at Metro to build a Leimert Park subway stop on the Crenshaw Line is being described as a miracle. It was a hard-fought vote because there are already plans for a station just a half-mile away. But community leaders and businesses rallied for an underground station at Leimert Park, saying it will bring much-needed foot traffic to the area.
Metro Board Moves Ahead with Purple Line under Beverly Hills HS On a vote of seven to two, LA County transportation officials decided today that the Subway to the Sea will require a tunnel 70 feet below the Beverly Hills High School. The MTA board made the decision despite the pleas of city officials and parents. The Beverly Hills PTA even produced a video opposing the action. A satirical musical video in favor of the MTA route was produced by a group called LA on the Move, although nobody knows who that is. Neal Broverman, editor of CurbedLA.org , picks up the story.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.