FROM Norberto Santana, Jr
Anaheim reels after a white cop pulls a gun on Latino teens We look at the aftermath of a white off-duty LAPD officer pulling a gun on a group of Latino teenagers. It was caught on video, which has gone viral. The police officer is being investigated, but a 13-year-old boy was arrested.
Can We Get the News without the Paper? In Los Angeles and Orange Counties, it traditionally was the Times and the Register that established the news menu every day. Local TV and radio stations followed up on what the papers reported, adding their own individual enterprise and commentary. Even in the digital age -- with competition from more alternative sources -- it’s been the papers and their websites that have been the dominant sources of local news. How long can that last? Last week, the Orange County Register asked reporters to help deliver papers on Sunday. Also last week, the LA Times canceled set vacations and sick days, explaining that reporters will now have the “flexibility” to “make work-life balance decisions for themselves.”
OC Immigrants Get Letters Saying They Can't Vote A Republican candidate for Congress in Orange County says he was not the one who mailed a letter in Spanish , saying that it's illegal to vote in a federal election if you're an "immigrant." In fact, naturalized immigrants are allowed to vote. The irony is that Tan Nguyen , who's challenging Democrat Loretta Sanchez , is himself a naturalized citizen.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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?