To the Point

To the Point

A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

CNN’s Ron Brownstein says LA was so creative with music, movies, and TV in the 1970s that it’s still shaping American politics today.

For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

With rising heat, deadly drought, and erratic storms, the desert tortoise needs your help.

California deserts are unique in the world, but heat and drought threaten plants and animals with extinction.

Rising seas got you confused? Severine Fournier from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab explains the basics of our warming ocean as a result of climate change.

Scientists say that all 800 miles of California beaches may disappear in the next 80 years because of sea level rise caused by climate change.

Native Californians used fire to fight fire for thousands of years, but the cultural burning was virtually banned when settlers arrived.