Drought and the Future of California's Forests

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Drought has turned local forests into a massive tinderbox of dead trees, and the predicted El Niño is unlikely to bring them back to life. We hear about a high-tech aerial investigation that's turned up new challenges for fire control, erosion and water quality. 

Later on the program, after years of embarrassing scandals, LA County's newly elected Sheriff wants to "change the culture" of his department. We ask Jim McDonnell about transforming the nation's fourth largest local police agency with 18,000 employees.

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Gideon Brower