Was the Northridge Earthquake a Wake-up Call?

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It's been 20 years since LA was shaken awake by a 6.7 magnitude tremor, leaving unforgettable memories. Scientists are certain there will be more shaking. 

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the mentally ill are no more likely than healthy people to commit violent crimes.  But the shutdown of mental hospitals has left sick people on their own, and their symptoms can lead to confrontations with the police. The results can be fatal. We hear what it can mean to one family and look at potential solutions to a humanitarian problem.

 

Banner image: The Kaiser Permanente Building after the Northridge Earthquake of January 17, 1994. Photo: Gary B. Edstrom


 

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Jenny Hamel, Gideon Brower