FROM Alan Levinovitz
'The Gluten Lie' We recently received a basket of fruit here at KCRW. It looked like orange cherry tomatoes. The press release that came with the fruits said they’re an “antioxidant-packed superfruit” called “Pichuberries.” It seems like a product aimed directly at us here in L.A., where detoxing is a team sport and yoga teachers are as likely to be the source of diet advice as doctors. But, are antioxidants really all that good for you? And what is a superfruit, anyway? We hear from an author who’s written a book about popular food myths, including cautionary tales about gluten, sugar, fat and salt.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.