Should the Execution of Inmates Be Streamlined in California?

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"Old age should not be the leading cause of death on death row." That's what Pete Wilson said today, joining two other former Governors supporting a November ballot initiative to speed up executions in California. With 746 inmates now facing capital punishment, we hear the arguments on both sides. Also, President Obama will visit the San Joaquin Valley tomorrow to highlight the drought. Democrats want to save Endangered Species Act protections Republicans deride as "fish before farmers."

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater on To the Point, America's last heroin epidemic was in the 1970's and 80's -- concentrated in metropolitan centers. Now it's back — more powerful and potentially deadly — and the users are younger, more affluent and living in areas ill-prepared to cope with the problem. We hear from a recovering addict and others.


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Warren Olney