FROM Alex Hall
Predicting Precipitation in California A powerful storm that’s headed our way is already flooding parts of the Bay Area: Power is out in parts of San Francisco and hundreds of flights are cancelled. Will it make a dent in the drought? And what kind of rainfall can we expect in the years and decades to come? A new study from UCLA looks at those questions..
Climate Change in Southern California In 2007, then-Governor Schwarzenegger commissioned a study on the projected impacts of climate change on six areas of California. A more recent study documents what's in store for snow in the local mountains, comparing how it would change if emissions continue as usual and in case there's a major effort at mitigation. We hear about how climate change is likely to impact life in Southern California. We also hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who caught up with an archaeologist who's studied the prospect of sea levels rising. Archaeolgist Brian Fagan (L) speaks with KCRW's Saul Gonzalez on the beach in Malibu
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.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."