FROM Christian Bordal
Katy Tur fights back in new memoir about covering Trump NBC correspondent Katy Tur had never covered a presidential campaign before being assigned to Donald Trump’s. But she soon became the face of Trump’s seething attacks on the media -- and a potential target for his supporters. She shares her experience reporting on the Trump campaign in her new book “Unbelievable.”
Saying goodbye to Cassini The spacecraft Cassini discovered oceans and lakes on two of Saturn’s moons. It burned up as it entered Saturn’s atmosphere today. We speak with a lead scientist on the project, who spent 16 years working on it.
How free speech has changed at Berkeley: 1960s v. today UC Berkeley is planning big security measures for Thursday’s speech by conservative writer Ben Shapiro. This comes ahead of the university’s Free Speech Week. Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos are scheduled to make appearances.
How viable is Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan? Republicans are trying one more time to repeal and replace Obamacare. Bernie Sanders is proposing a single payer bill. Will either of these bills become law?
How risky is facial recognition technology? Apple made a big announcement about new products, including a phone with facial recognition software. Facial recognition is already being used a lot more widely than you’d think. The FBI has photos of half of all Americans in its database. The Europeans and the Chinese use it all the time.
Facing Irma in the Caribbean In the wake of Irma, Florida is facing flooded streets and downed trees and power lines. In some parts of the Caribbean, the situation is much worse. Parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands took a direct hit, and people there are struggling to get help. The relief effort is just getting started. We hear from a reporter and a resident evacuated from St. Martin.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes on Title IX Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Obama administration used Title IX -- the campus gender equality law -- to coerce and intimidate universities to overreach when handling sex assault cases. She pointed to a case involving a former USC football player who was kicked out of school after a Title IX investigation.
Uncertainty over DACA: What will Dreamers and Congress do? The 800,000 or so young people whose future was put into question yesterday -- when the Trump administration announced an end to DACA -- are now trying to figure out what to do. We speak with one college student who will be eligible for deportation in a little more than a year if Congress fails to act.
Is DACA unconstitutional? The Trump administration has put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.The program will end in six months. Attorney General Jeff sessions says this is an unconstitutional program so what could Congress could do to normalize the immigration status of some 800,000 Dreamers?
What are the ongoing threats to health, safety and shelter after Harvey? Houston is home to chemical plants, oil refineries, and Superfund sites. There are health problems looming. Contaminated water could lead to cholera; mosquitoes could bring zika. Also, most homeowners there don’t have flood insurance, so how much will they be able to fix?
Disaster relief in the wake of Harvey Some 32,000 people are seeking emergency shelter in Houston. We check in on the shelters, some of which were unprepared for the influx. The Red Cross had to ration food at one shelter. We look at the questionable history of the Red Cross in disasters, from Superstorm Sandy to the quake in Haiti.
How Houston, New Orleans, and Los Angeles are vulnerable to flooding We find out why Houston wasn’t prepared for a storm like Harvey, and how Los Angeles city officials are preparing for possible catastrophic flooding in the event of a major storm.
On the ground in Houston with the rescued and the rescuers Tropical Storm Harvey is on par with Hurricane Katrina in terms of devastation. How has the official response been? We talk with a woman who was rescued, and a man who traveled from Louisiana to help people stranded on rooftops.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.