Photo: A body is covered with a sheet in the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 1, 2017.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured. The death toll climbs. We learn more about what happened and who the shooter was -- a 64-year-old white man who’s been called a lone wolf with an arsenal of weapons.
The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term today. Court watchers predict it could be one of the most significant terms in recent history. On the court’s docket are cases involving political gerrymandering, religious freedom versus gay rights, state-required union fees, cell phone privacy, and the purging of voter rolls.
Drinking water and food is still needed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit on September 20. Despite shiploads of supplies arriving to the island, getting them off the ships and out to the people remains difficult. President Trump will go to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, after engaging in a Twitter attack over the weekend against the mayor of San Juan.
We meet an artist who spent two years documenting the murals and graffiti in Los Angeles for a “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” exhibition. Ken Gonzales-Day says this public art reminds us of our collective history that often is overlooked or literally erased.
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