Frances Robles

Guest

National and foreign correspondent based in Miami, for the New York Times.

Frances Robles on KCRW

It’s been a year since two hurricanes - Irma and Maria - devastated the Caribbean. Nearly 3000 people died in Puerto Rico alone. Hundreds of thousands of people fled for the mainland.

Why Puerto Rico is not prepared for another hurricane

It’s been a year since two hurricanes - Irma and Maria - devastated the Caribbean. Nearly 3000 people died in Puerto Rico alone. Hundreds of thousands of people fled for the mainland.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Irene  has not yet become a Category 4 hurricane, but it's growing fast after battering the northern Bahamas. What's the likely next strike for Irene?

Hurricane Irene Batters the Bahamas, Evacuations Ordered for North Carolina

Irene has not yet become a Category 4 hurricane, but it's growing fast after battering the northern Bahamas. What's the likely next strike for Irene?

from To the Point

Barack Obama became the first President since John F. Kennedy to visit the Territory of Puerto Rico, where he took the opportunity  to make points  for his re-election campaign.

Obama Visits Puerto Rico, in Pursuit of Votes in Florida

Barack Obama became the first President since John F. Kennedy to visit the Territory of Puerto Rico, where he took the opportunity to make points for his re-election campaign.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS

from Left, Right & Center

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not just glacial melting and rising seas, but rising temperatures mean trouble for plants and animals.

from To the Point

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.

from To the Point

Even the Wild West had gun control. Most Americans want it now--especially kids afraid of school shootings.

from To the Point

Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.”

from To the Point

But will they hold him in contempt of Congress?

from Left, Right & Center

Partisanship is more powerful than science, even for conservative environmentalists. They don’t buy warnings about an existential crisis.

from To the Point

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running for the Democratic nomination for president.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand