FROM Lauren Sommer
Kern River Oil Fields Serve as Water Resource During Drought In the midst of continuing drought, and angry debate about fracking, a Chevron Company oil field is an unlikely source of water. But there’s a field near Bakersfield that produces 10 times more water than oil, and that’s helping Central Valley farmers keep their crops alive. Lauren Sommer reports on energy and the environment for KQED public broadcasting in San Francisco.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?