Producer, 'Press Play'
Producer, 'Press Play'
Tensions with North Korea escalate further The rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea keeps getting hotter. North Korea’s foreign minister called comments from President Trump a declaration of war.
Puerto Rico is devastated by Hurricane Maria Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to Puerto Rico. The entire island is without power and it could take up to six months to get it back. Some parts of the island seen more than two feet of rain in the last 24 hours.
Aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude quake in Mexico We get the latest from Mexico City on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck yesterday, and the rescue efforts. Hundreds of people have died. Buildings collapsed. We look at why Mexico City is particularly vulnerable to destruction from earthquakes. And will California ever get an early warning system?
Katy Tur fights back in new memoir about covering Trump NBC correspondent Katy Tur had never covered a presidential campaign before being assigned to Donald Trump’s. But she soon became the face of Trump’s seething attacks on the media -- and a potential target for his supporters. She shares her experience reporting on the Trump campaign in her new book “Unbelievable.”
Saying goodbye to Cassini The spacecraft Cassini discovered oceans and lakes on two of Saturn’s moons. It burned up as it entered Saturn’s atmosphere today. We speak with a lead scientist on the project, who spent 16 years working on it.
How free speech has changed at Berkeley: 1960s v. today UC Berkeley is planning big security measures for Thursday’s speech by conservative writer Ben Shapiro. This comes ahead of the university’s Free Speech Week. Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos are scheduled to make appearances.
How viable is Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan? Republicans are trying one more time to repeal and replace Obamacare. Bernie Sanders is proposing a single payer bill. Will either of these bills become law?
How risky is facial recognition technology? Apple made a big announcement about new products, including a phone with facial recognition software. Facial recognition is already being used a lot more widely than you’d think. The FBI has photos of half of all Americans in its database. The Europeans and the Chinese use it all the time.
Facing Irma in the Caribbean In the wake of Irma, Florida is facing flooded streets and downed trees and power lines. In some parts of the Caribbean, the situation is much worse. Parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands took a direct hit, and people there are struggling to get help. The relief effort is just getting started. We hear from a reporter and a resident evacuated from St. Martin.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes on Title IX Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Obama administration used Title IX -- the campus gender equality law -- to coerce and intimidate universities to overreach when handling sex assault cases. She pointed to a case involving a former USC football player who was kicked out of school after a Title IX investigation.
Uncertainty over DACA: What will Dreamers and Congress do? The 800,000 or so young people whose future was put into question yesterday -- when the Trump administration announced an end to DACA -- are now trying to figure out what to do. We speak with one college student who will be eligible for deportation in a little more than a year if Congress fails to act.
Is DACA unconstitutional? The Trump administration has put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.The program will end in six months. Attorney General Jeff sessions says this is an unconstitutional program so what could Congress could do to normalize the immigration status of some 800,000 Dreamers?
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.