Picture courtesy; A damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, U.S. February 11, 2017. California Department of Water (Resources/William Croyle/Reuters)
Oroville dam and fixing infrastructure in California
From this Episode:
Mass evacuations in the shadow of America's tallest dam
Two of the channels that drain the Oroville dam -- near Sacramento -- are damaged. Workers are trying to come up with a fix before a new set of storms move in later this...
8 min, 5 sec
Rethinking how dams are designed and built in California
Oroville isn’t the only dam with faulty spillways. California has about 1400 dams, and many of them have structural problems.
9 min, 20 sec
Recent immigration crackdowns sow fear under Trump
Around 160 people were arrested in an immigration crackdown in Southern California this past week. Officials say the operation was planned before President Trump took...
9 min, 21 sec
Change through kindness: Why a black musician befriends the KKK
African-American musician Daryl Davis has made it his life’s mission to become friends with KKK members. He says it’s the best way to change them, but some black activists...
14 min, 2 sec