FROM Rosanna Xia
Southern California Gripped By Measles Outbreak It's now safe to visit Disneyland. But, from December 17-20, that's were America's latest epidemic of measles got under way . There could be a connection between "the happiest place on Earth" and five people who closed down a clinic yesterday in San Diego yesterday.
Geologist Says Hollywood Project Sits on Quake Fault California’s state geologist has dealt another blow to the skyscraper that would be the biggest development in the history of Hollywood, and the tallest. He says part of Millennium Hollywood, as it’s called, is planned to sit on the course of an active earthquake fault just south of the Capitol Records tower. Rosanna Xia reports for the LA Times .
Xi Jinping's Visit to LA and China-Golden State Connections China's Vice President and next leader-apparent, Xi Jinping, visited the Port of Los Angeles today, including the expanding facility run by the China Shipping Group. Tonight at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown LA, Vice President Xi is dining with Chinese Americans from the Los Angeles region. There are just 500 seats—and Xi's delegation fills 100.
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.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?