FROM Patricia Castellanos
We're Talking Trash The Puente Hills Landfill , one of the nation's largest, is about to fill up and shut down. Where will all the garbage go then? Why do we waste so much? Can we stop? What about recycling, which was a big political issue at one time in Los Angeles? The late Mayor Sam Yorty promised voters they would not have to sort one kind of trash from another. Now, of course, the cans are green and black and blue as we all dutifully participate in recycling all over California. LA County recycling processing center at the Puente Hills Landfill
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.
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.