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.
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.
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.
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.