FROM David Bard
Sick and Starving Sea Lion Pups Wash Up in Record Numbers Sick and dying sea lion pups are washing up on the shores of California in much larger numbers than usual. Last week there were 1,200 taken to facilities throughout the state. The Marina Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has taken in 300 sick and dying pups since the beginning of the year. David Bard is Director of Operations.
Toxic Algae Kills Local Sea Lions and Dolphins There's been a small-scale epidemic of dolphins and sea lions dead or dying on Southern California beaches of late, but they're just the on-shore evidence of a deadly poison that's come up the food chain. The Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro is LA County's only hospital for sick, injured and orphaned marine animals. KCRW's Katie Cooper visited recently.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.