FROM Steven Bloch
SoCal Drivers More Distracted than Ever When AT&T asked the world-famous director Werner Herzog to produce short films on the dangers of texting while driving , he agreed. The result was the 35-minute film, From One Second to the Next . One segment is about a 5-year old nicknamed X, hit and dragged 20 feet by a distracted driver, leaving him paralyzed on a ventilator. In less than a week, Herzog's film has been viewed more than one and a half million times on YouTube alone, as we hear from Steven Block, senior traffic researcher for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
More + Drivers Are Texting behind the Wheel Texting behind the wheel was outlawed in California almost two years ago, but more drivers are doing it now than ever before. That's according to a study by the Automobile Club of Southern California , where Steven Bloch is traffic-safety researcher and policy analyst.
Hands on the Wheel – Cell Phone Law Takes Effect Tomorrow Driving while talking with a phone to your ear is a crime in California starting tomorrow. It’ll cost 20 bucks for the first offense but no points against your driving record. On the other hand, it’s legal to hold a phone while you’re dialing or sending a text message. The big question is, will the roads be safer?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.