FROM Rebecca Isaacs
Lost Jobs, Foreclosures and Homelessness for SoCal Families Last year, the official count of homeless people in Los Angeles County was more than 70,000. This year's count has not yet been reported, but the call for homeless services is on the rise at the same time that available resources are on the decline. Lost jobs and foreclosures are driving entire families from homes to apartments to motels. For the chronically homeless, it's even worse.
Housing the Homeless on Skid Row Los Angeles County is considering a program to place some of the most vulnerable of the homeless on Skid Row into permanent housing. With an estimated 70,000 people living in the streets, how should the county choose who gets the most services, and will this program really help alleviate the suffering?
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?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.