Can a Hunger Strike Force Changes in State Prisons?

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Solitary confinement leads to physical illness, mental issues and suicide. Human rights groups call it a violation of international law.  But in California prisons, hundreds of prisoners have been isolated for a decade or more—and that's the main reason that tens of thousands of fellow-inmates have started refusing food.  We'll update a system-wide action that's been planned for months. Also, Los Angeles was a hub of human diversity from the beginning. We hear about a new exhibit on city history from before the Pueblo up to the present day. 

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Edward Snowden may be a fugitive from justice, but he was right about one thing. A secret court has vastly broadened the power of the National Security Agency to spy on Americans if it wants to. How did that happen? Is it making us safer?

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Warren Olney