FROM Amy Standen
Toxic Air Contaminant Board Members Disappear into Thin Air Five scientists from Stanford, UCLA, USC and UC Davis have been dismissed without explanation from the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants , a little-known group with weighty responsibilities that decides how new chemicals should be regulated. The action comes in the midst of a lawsuit brought by a group of industrial polluters. Amy Standen reports for Quest and the California Report , produced by KQED in San Francisco.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.