FROM Tim Logan
The City of Inglewood Tackles a Tough Problem If voters in Inglewood support an NFL stadium, the developers of Hollywood Park Tomorrow won't have to go through the normal planning process or submit to an environmental review. Now, they've gathered more than twice the signatures needed for a ballot measure, and it might qualify for an election in June. Hollywood Park development site Note: Inglewood Mayor James Butts and Hollywood Park executive Gerard McCallum agreed to appear on our program, but when they heard that stadium opponents would also be on the program, they both dropped out.
A Football Stadium to Bring Home the Rams, at What Cost to Taxpayers? The plan to transform Hollywood Park into an NFL stadium runs to 187 pages. Developers and officials in Inglewood say it won't cost taxpayers a dime. As Inglewood assesses a possible deal, St. Louis is not giving up easily. Last week, civic leaders promised no less than $400 million in state bonds and tax credits to keep the Rams there.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?
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.