Kareem Maddox

Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?

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Kareem Maddox on KCRW

The Los Angeles Port Police isn’t your average law enforcement agency. It has to be one of the most versatile police departments in the nation.

Cargoland: Meet the port police

The Los Angeles Port Police isn’t your average law enforcement agency. It has to be one of the most versatile police departments in the nation.

from News Stories

Whatever you do on line — from filling out forms to making innocent requests for information — is subject to data mining.

The Downside of Data Mining

Whatever you do on line — from filling out forms to making innocent requests for information — is subject to data mining.

from To the Point

One of the powerful statewide elected officers many voters have never heard of is the State Controller—who pays the bills and has the authority to audit other state departments.

California's Top Fiscal Officer: Whom Do You Choose?

One of the powerful statewide elected officers many voters have never heard of is the State Controller—who pays the bills and has the authority to audit other state departments.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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The mysterious arrest of a Swedish data privacy activist with links to the WikiLeaks founder raises important questions about government surveillance.

from Scheer Intelligence

Can he really get Republicans on board?

from Left, Right & Center

Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We can’t recycle our way out of this crisis.” That’s according to California’s Democratic State Senator Ben Allen-- just one of many politicians around the country proposing to ban all straws, bags and other single-use plastics. At the overwhelmed Recycling Center in Burbank, California, Kreigh Hample says, “Our packaging has gone up exponentially in just the last few decades… it’s a sad story in the way we eat, the way we dispose of things and the way that we’re living.” A throwaway culture may be convenient, but the costs include cleaning it up with taxpayer money--not to mention worldwide pollution. China now requires recycled products so pure that the bottom’s gone out of the market, but the plastics industry is bigger than ever. Former EPA official Judith Judith Enck says half the world’s plastics have been produced in the past 13 years. One new process has developed from coal fracking, and development is being encouraged by President Trump with support from the fossil fuel industry. But just 9% of the plastic produced is getting recycled. Some goes to landfills, but the rest turns into worldwide pollution. Images of plastic waste floating by the acre in the Pacific Ocean are all too familiar; microplastics are turning up from the depths of the seas to the remotest parts of the Arctic. In Texas and other states, it’s illegal to ban plastic products. But, in Sacramento, Allen says it’s time to hold the plastics industry accountable. California is big enough to influence the nation’s economy, so his efforts are being scrutinized by politicians and advocates around the country.

from To the Point

Last week's mass shooting in El Paso has been particularly painful for Angelenos, because so many have close ties to that city.

from Greater LA

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

What did President Trump do this time?

from Left, Right & Center

KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

Burning Man is supposed to be a safe space. But the culture has allowed predators to roam free without punishment.

from KCRW Features