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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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?