FROM Dave Lopez
Southern California Responds to the Death of bin Laden President Obama last night urged Americans to be vigilant for a possible backlash, a warning not lost on officials here in LA. Security has already been beefed up at LAX as well as at sports and commercial centers. We hear about security concerns and learn what bin Laden's death means to Muslims, families of September 11 and soldiers whose comrades have died or are fighting in Afghanistan. To report possible terrorist threats, phone 1-877-A-THREAT
Shooting at Gardena High School Two students at Gardena High School were shot today after a fellow student brought an automatic weapon on to the campus in a backpack. One is in critical condition at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. The LA Unified School Police say the gun appears to have accidentally discharged when the backpack was laid on a desk. David Lopez is a reporter for KCAL Channel 9 News .
Sex Scandal Hits Sacramento while Other Issues Fester Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall of Yorba Linda resigned today, apologizing for becoming “a major distraction” in the last week of the legislative session. During a committee hearing in July, the married father of two adult children bragged to a colleague about sex with two women, one a lobbyist. He was unaware that a microphone was recording his conversation.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.