Earthquakes, Sanctions, and Random Tape

President Obama has announced the most comprehensive U.S. sanctions against Russia since the Cold War. We discuss what that says about his administration’s foreign policy record and how this situation could play out in the 2016 presidential election. Also, after today’s early-morning temblor, we chat with L.A.’s new earthquake czar about what the city needs to do to prepare for “the big one.” We look at a new report card that grades L.A. County communities on their efforts to preserve historic buildings. We also hear some amazing audio clips from producer David Weinberg’s “Random Tape” project.

Banner Image: Northridge Earthquake, CA, January 17, 1994; Many roads, including bridges and elevated highways were damaged by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake. Approximately 114,000 residential and commercial structures were damaged and 72 deaths were attributed to the earthquake. Damage costs were estimated at $25 billion. FEMA News Photo