Photo: A U.S. Border Patrol agent (C) looks on as people separated by immigration wait to see their relatives at an open gate on the fence along the Mexico and U.S border, as photographed from Tijuana, Mexico February 11, 2017. (Jorge Duenes/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
A federal appeals court hears arguments on President Trump’s travel ban today. There’s an injunction preventing that ban from going into effect now. But the administration is finding ways around that. A bipartisan group of senators wants to know why.
Arrests of undocumented immigrants are up 30 percent since President Trump took office, but not in LA. Why are immigration agents having a tough time arresting and deporting people?
About two months ago, LA voters approved a quarter cent sales tax increase. The money is meant to help homeless people or those who are about to become homeless. It’s expected to generate $350 million a year for the next 10 years. A panel of 50 experts is debating how to spend that money.
You’ve heard the rules for being rested: Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep, limit caffeine, have a bedtime routine, turn off your devices. But many still struggle. The Centers for Disease Control says that more than 50 million American adults have a sleep disorder. A new book about the history of sleep found that two centuries ago, things were completely different. Sleep was social, and people dozed in two 4-hour chunks rather than a straight 8-hour shot through the night.
Benjamin Reiss is author of the new book “Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World.” (Photo by Gretchen Connell)
Benjamin Reiss, Emory University; author, “Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World”
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