California's Sinking Central Valley

Hosted by

Farmers in the Central Valley are pumping so much underground water that roads and canals are cracking and bridges may be in danger.  Beneath the surface, natural reservoirs are collapsing, and there'll be no way to restore them, even if the drought should suddenly come to an end. 

Also, the LA District Attorney has notified elected officials in Compton that taking money for sitting on certain commissions violates the law -- especially when meetings last only a few minutes. We talk with Mayor Aja Brown.

Photo: H Grimes

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Paul von Zielbauer