FROM Lisa Fimiani
The Rocky Road to Restoring LA's Coastal Habitats After millions of dollars in public money, two decades of controversy and 10 years of planning, there's been a ribbon cutting at the Malibu Lagoon State Beach . But the issues are still not settled. What should restored tidal wetlands along the coast look like? What's next for the Ballona Wetlands between Marina del Rey and Westchester? We hear a report by independent producer Jody Becker and speak with Lisa Fimiani, Executive Director of the Friends of the Ballona Wetlands .
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?
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.
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?
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.