Air Rule Overturned, City Council Change and Berlin Architecture

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We start with the final three decisions from the current Supreme Court session. The justices ruled against the EPA on limiting toxic emissions from power plants, and upheld independent redistricting commissions and the use of an execution drug. Then, we discuss the legacies of outgoing L.A. City Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks. In our weekly TV roundup we look at NBC’s Hannibal, recently cancelled, and Amazon’s Catastrophe, just renewed. Finally, KCRW in Berlin: Madeleine sits down with the U.S. Ambassador to Germany to discuss NSA spying and the Greek financial crisis, and navigates Berlin’s divided history through architecture, from Checkpoint Charlie to the Berlin City Palace.

Banner Image: Before the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955, air pollution was not considered a national environmental problem. (Photo was taken prior to installation of emission controls equipment)