FROM Glen MacDonald
Fires burning all over the world: We might look back and say 'those were the good old days' We’re used to talking about wildfires this time of year, but there are lots of fires burning right now around the world: California, Greece, Scandinavia, the Arctic. Add that to heat waves in places like Japan and Canada. We speak with a climate scientist to understand what’s going on, and what trends could look like for years to come. People light candles outside the parliament building to commemorate the victims of a wildfire that left at least 91 dead, in Athens, Greece, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
The Legacy of John Muir Before he died just 100 years ago, John Muir turned the love of nature into a kind of religion. He gave what he called, "the wilderness" a spiritual value. He was instrumental in establishing the National Park System and he was the founding President of the Sierra Club. But can he be called the "patron saint" of the environmental movement as we know it today? Glen MacDonald is Professor of Geography at UCLA, where he holds the John Muir Memorial Chair.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.