Fast Train, Budget Drain

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Amid Governor Jerry Brown's cross-California budget tour today, there are questions about his proposal to help fund high-speed rail between LA and San Francisco. But Brown says a bullet train is doable. Guest host Steve Chiotakis hears from both sides of the debate over whether or not we go on the fast track toward alternative transportation. Also, bidding adieu to dining with a view at LAX. Why does an iconic structure sit empty?

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, Americans have no appetite for sending troops to intervene in civil wars, and yet, with al Qaeda militants fighting for control of Fallujah and Ramadi, some veterans of the Iraq war are wondering why so many of our troops died to capture those cities. Guest host Judy Muller looks at al Qaeda's resurgence in the Middle East and what it means to the United States. Guest host Judy Muller looks at al Qaeda's resurgence in the Middle East and what it means to the United States.