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.
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?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.