FROM Scott Carrier
The Refugee Trail In November of 2015, independent producer Scott Carrier followed the refugee trail backwards to Lesbos, and asked, "Why did you leave home? Where are you going? What has happened along the way?"
Outrage and Despair in Europe's Refugee Camps Iranians, Pakistanis and Moroccans are among those trapped in a migrant bottleneck since Europe abruptly changed the rules for admission. Until two weeks ago, anybody who survived the trip from Turkey up through Balkans was allowed to migrate the rest of the way into Europe. That’s still possible for refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. For everyone else, the door has been slammed shut on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Photo by Camilla Q. Madsen There, reporter Scott Carrier found a hellish camp, where he talked to a man from Iran. Scott Carrier is a contributor to This American Life and has won a Peabody Award for reports from the US-Mexican border. His podcast is called, Home of the Brave .
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."