FROM Peter Moyle
Down To a Single Delta Smelt Tension is growing between California farmers, like Shawn Coburn, who want more water and environmentalists who want to protect endangered species in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. One of those endangered species is the delta smelt, a pinky-sized fish that’s nearing extinction. Earlier this month, scientists found a single delta smelt remaining in the Delta River. What does that mean for the future of the fish?
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.