Reporter, Sacramento Bee
FROM Denny Walsh
Gov Brown Wants Feds to Give Back Control of Prisons Governor Brown picks a fight with the federal courts over the health and safety of inmates, claiming that California prisons aren’t overcrowded any more. Due to overcrowding and a sometimes fatal lack of health care, federal courts seized partial control of prisons in California. Governor Schwarzenegger ordered that inmates be sent to other states. Today, Governor Brown said the prison population has been reduced enough…
The Tomato Racket If you've bought tomato-based products like sauces, soups or salsas, you may have received less than you paid for. A former tomato-sales broker has admitted he bribed purchasing agents at some of America's largest food companies, including Safeway and Kraft. Randall Rahal works for SK Foods , which federal agents have labeled a "racketeering enterprise." Denny Walsh reports on the federal courts for the Sacramento Bee .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.