National technology reporter, and former Johannesburg Bureau Chief, for the Washington Post
Fingerprints for identifying suspects is old news. Now the US Supreme Court says law enforcement can make databases that include DNA.
Jun. 19, 2013from To the Point
The opposition to Zimbabwe's President has called for a general strike starting on Tuesday. Robert Mugabe says he won't attend a much-awaited summit with other African leaders.
Apr. 11, 2008from To the Point
After 55 years of disciplined unity, South Africa's ruling party is engaged in a bitter dispute over leadership, which could determine who will be the country's next president. …
Dec. 18, 2007from To the Point
Today Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke his silence about his report.
May. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act in a long international drama.
May. 23from To the Point
It’s a special live Left, Right & Center recorded at UC Santa Barbara.
May. 10from Left, Right & Center
More than a million species of plants, animals, fish and insects are going extinct because of human activity. A massive report from the UN blames it partly on climate change.
May. 10from To the Point
It was supposed to be infrastructure week for real this time.
May. 24from Left, Right & Center
America is politically polarized, and the US Supreme Court is also divided. In a few days, it will answer two questions. Will non-citizens be counted in the next census?
Jun. 13from To the Point
In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.
May. 17from Scheer Intelligence
17-year-old Lupe Felix used to go to high school in Boyle Heights, but she moved to Tijuana last summer to live with her mom, who was deported.
Jun. 10from Greater LA
Presidential candidate and US Senator Kamala Harris stopped in Los Angeles on Sunday to speak at Southwest College in South LA.
May. 20from Greater LA