Matt Wald

New York Times

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Reporter for the New York Times, covering transportation and energy

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The Republican Party is even less popular with American voters than President Obama, but the GOP is poised to win back control of the Senate in next month’s elections.

The Republicans Are Ready to Win… Are They Ready to Govern?

The Republican Party is even less popular with American voters than President Obama, but the GOP is poised to win back control of the Senate in next month’s elections.

from To the Point

It's been two years since the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl: the explosions and meltdown of three reactors at Fukushima, Japan.

Can an Ice Wall Fix Fukushima?

It's been two years since the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl: the explosions and meltdown of three reactors at Fukushima, Japan.

from To the Point

Some 27,000 people are now dead or missing and 240,000 homeless in the aftermath of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis may take months to resolve.

Radioactive Water from Japan's Nuclear Plant Threatens to Spill into Sea

Some 27,000 people are now dead or missing and 240,000 homeless in the aftermath of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis may take months to resolve.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted live at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “Talking to Strangers,” is out, while he’s hosting the podcast, “Revisionist History.”

from To the Point

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

from News Stories

Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

from Curious Coast

The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Lots of news this week.

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