FROM Connie Bruck
Does Philip Anschutz Own LA? This week's New Yorker magazine is getting special attention in Southern California for an article called, " The Man Who Owns LA ." It's about the Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, most famous for Staples Center, LA Live and Farmer's Field, the NFL stadium that's been given a name even though it hasn't been built yet. Connie Bruck is the writer.
Villaraigosa and The LA School Board Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic both got big campaign money from Mayor Villaraigosa, and both won seats on the LA Unified School Board in yesterday’s final elections. Villaraigosa has promised commitment to turn around the schools but he won't have the direct control he was originally looking for. We speak with Connie Bruck who profiles Villaraigosa in this week’s New Yorker magazine.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.