Calls to the IRS will go unanswered. Don't plan a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, where rock climbers already there will have two days to pack up their campsites and pull out. The military-industrial complex will be hard hit — including the National Guard, which responds to an emergency every three days. We hear what pain some Southern Californians might begin to feel starting tomorrow. Also, surfing has become a global industry with roots in colonialism, technology, fashion and real estate development. We look at the history of an ancient pastime gone modern.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the federal government hasn't shut down yet, but Democrats and Republicans are already blaming each other. We hear about the differences that divide the parties…and what's dividing Republicans from one another. It's not just about Obamacare.
Banner image: Campers at Joshua Tree National Park. Photo: Ross Doering