FROM Jill Replogle
Murrieta Immigration Protests Buses filled with 140 undocumented migrants - many of them women and children - were blocked by protesters on their way to a processing center in Murrieta yesterday. The migrants had been flown into San Diego from Texas because that state has been overwhelmed by the number of people coming from Central America.
Central American Immigrants Flood Border, Confound Officials President Obama acknowledged today there will be no meaningful immigration reform in Congress this year, and announced he was taking executive action on the issue. He cited the big spike in migrant children being stopped and detained at the border. Jill Replogle covers the US-Mexico border for KPBS in San Diego. The president also called the situation at the US-Mexico border “a humanitarian crisis.” Tens of thousands of migrant children are traveling from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to escape horrific gang violence and drug cartels. But even before the recent wave, the LA region has been home to many Central American children and teens who came illegally. Many are re-united with family members while they await legal proceedings. What happens to those who make it past border control or are released into custody? KCRW producer Jenny Hamel has this report.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.