Paul von Zielbauer

Producer, 'To the Point'

Producer

Producer for To the Point and Which Way LA?former reporter for the New York Times

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In a rare political moment, the head of the AFL-CIO has expressed some agreement with the Republican President-elect.

Trump and American labor: A love story?

In a rare political moment, the head of the AFL-CIO has expressed some agreement with the Republican President-elect.

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One politician's "achievements" are another's "mistakes that urgently need correction."

The state of the nation after Obama

One politician's "achievements" are another's "mistakes that urgently need correction."

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Creating synthetic humans sounds like science fiction, but genetic science has advanced so fast that the possibility is becoming a fact.

Creating a synthetic human genome

Creating synthetic humans sounds like science fiction, but genetic science has advanced so fast that the possibility is becoming a fact.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Will mass shootings become part of America’s background noise?   That’s an ugly prospect raised by the deaths of 34 people this week in Texas, Ohio and California.

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Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

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Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “Bully Pulpit.” Other presidents have used it to get the nation behind them. For President Trump, it’s an instrument of division.

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The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

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From Richie Havens to Jimi Hendrix, photographer Henry Diltz recalls his favorite moments of the historic festival.

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“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.

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