Assistant Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?
FROM Liyna Anwar
California Tinkering with Prop 13 Republicans voiced strong reaction to the prospect that Prop 13 might finally be amended, 36 years after state voters started a property tax revolt that went nationwide.
Whistleblowers, Cover-ups and Death at the VA Eight million Americans qualify for VA healthcare, and they're apparently satisfied. But it takes so long that 40 have allegedly died while waiting for appointments.
Concerned Residents Take on… Solar Energy? It's one thing if you want to put a solar installation on the roof, but one San Fernando Valley neighborhood is protesting against putting solar panels on the ground.
Benghazi, the IRS and the Business of Government House Republicans are investigating American deaths in Benghazi again. Is it all about politics? Will Congress manage to address other issues before midterm elections?
Is California Headed for a Tax on Sodas? Coke, Pepsi and other beverage companies are fighting a proposed mandate in California for labels warning that sugary soft drinks increase the risk of childhood obesity.
Will a New Helicopter Noise Law Make Anyone Happy? The LA skies are filled with noisy helicopters -- for news, law enforcement and tourists. We hear why many are still unhappy despite a new law signed by President Obama.
Abortion Making a Comeback in This Year's Midterm Elections Republicans aren't backing away from opposing abortion. How's it likely to play in this year's midterm campaigns for the Senate and Congress.
Low Expectations for Syria Peace Talks Preliminary Syrian peace talks today produced a chorus of dissonant voices. What's at stake for the US, Russia and Middle East? Is there relief in sight for the victims?
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and America's Climate Change Deniers Despite the near unanimous conviction of climate scientists, Americans are skeptical that global warming is caused by humans. Why? What are the potential consequences?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.