FROM Marisa Lagos
What really happened when Katie Steinle was shot in San Francisco? The trial of the undocumented immigrant accused of shooting and killing Kate Steinle in San Francisco began this week. The case is a right-wing talking point to rally support for tougher immigration laws. But the facts of the case are more complicated than they’ve been presented.
California "Right to Die" Legislation Revived This year in Sacramento, a so-called "Right to Die" bill passed in the Senate, but the Catholic Church and other opponents stopped it in an Assembly Committee. Now Governor Brown has declared a special legislative session, and membership in the committee has changed. Sponsors of the "Right to Die" bill seized an unexpected opportunity, and the bill now appears to be on its way to the Assembly floor. Marisa Lagos is a political reporter for KQED , public radio and television in San Francisco.
Steve Cooley Concedes to Kamala Harris California's next Attorney General will be San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris , giving the Democrats a sweep of all statewide offices in this month's elections. LA's Republican District Attorney Steve Cooley conceded this morning after a race decided by less than one percent of the votes. Marisa Lagos reports on politics for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Fire Raging in South Lake Tahoe The State of California has declared a state of emergency for El Dorado County where 240 structures have been destroyed, including 160 homes. Hundreds more are threatened by a wildfire that's burning on 2500 acres of dry forest near South Lake Tahoe. Marisa Lagos of the San Francisco Chronicle says firefighters are hoping to get a handle on the fire by Wednesday.
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.
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.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.