Michelle Nijhuis

science journalist

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Michelle Nijhuis is a science journalist who has written for several organizations and publications, including the Food and Environment Reporting Network and the New Yorker.

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This week Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced a  bill  calling for the immediate sell-off of 3.3 million acres of public lands spread out over 10 states.

The future of federal public lands under Trump

This week Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced a bill calling for the immediate sell-off of 3.3 million acres of public lands spread out over 10 states.

from To the Point

Half a century ago, the engineer Ralph Parsons came up with a plan to bring Southern California all the water it would ever need.

Could a Vintage Water Planning Project End the Drought?

Half a century ago, the engineer Ralph Parsons came up with a plan to bring Southern California all the water it would ever need.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Timothy Knepp - US Fish and Wildlife Service) 
 Consider the paddlefish: It’s prehistoric looking, even ugly. It lives in the Osage River in Missouri.…

The Caviar Underground

Paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Timothy Knepp - US Fish and Wildlife Service) Consider the paddlefish: It’s prehistoric looking, even ugly. It lives in the Osage River in Missouri.…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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We live in a two-party system, but sometimes it takes a nudge from the margins to get things done.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Proposition 16 would overturn California's ban on affirmative action. Proposition 15 would raise taxes on some commercial properties.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 5 million Californians have already cast ballots in the general election. That’s roughly 24% of all registered voters. There are still 12 days to go.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

T he Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to debate and vote on the president’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The debate starts at 6 a.m. PT.

State officials are cracking down on unofficial ballot drop boxes placed by Republicans in LA, Orange, and Fresno counties.

from KCRW Features

In California, more than 4.5 million voters have already returned their mail-in ballots. Over a third of those ballots are from voters ages 65 and up. According to Dr.

from KCRW Features

This week, we measure the political climate in the U.S. in the lead up to the presidential election. With less than three weeks to go, what’s going on in the nation’s capital?

from Studio Berlin

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about why some things the president says are official acts and why other things aren’t, and why that makes matters really complicated for the public and…

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers