The No Longer Hidden Cost of Wireless Technology

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More data, fewer dropped calls and movies streamed whenever you want them — all through the air without any wires. Sounds great until Verizon, AT&T or Sprint wants to put a transmission tower in your yard. Residents in Southern California have been appealing to cities and counties, but now, under new rules, the Federal Communications Commission may be "the decider." We hear what that might mean in your neighborhood. Also, with no action from Congress, California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia take "a small step" toward coping with climate change.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a coalition of conservatives was on Capitol Hill today to lobby Republicans for immigration reform.  They ranged from the Chamber of Commerce to evangelicals who've been "praying 4 reform," which they say does not mean "amnesty." Can they move enough GOP members to get House leaders to allow a vote on bipartisan measures?

 

Banner image: Cellphone transmission tower at Broadway and Manchester in Los Angeles. Photo: Jon Sullivan

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Anna Scott, Katie Cooper