FROM Vince Gonzales
LA County Supervisor's Family Ties Questioned Don Knabe has been a Los Angeles County Supervisor since 1996, and his son Matt is a registered lobbyist with the firm Englander, Knabe and Allen. Tonight on KCET's SoCal Connected , correspondent Vince Gonzales reports that the Supervisor often introduces — and votes on — measures that favor his son's clients. (Supervisor Knabe declined to appear on this program, saying he hadn't yet seen KCET's story. He did say that he wouldn't vote for anything if it weren't "a good deal for the city.")
Outcry Grows Over LA’s Digital Billboards Two years ago the Los Angeles city attorney signed a truce with billboard companies in the battle over the spread of their signs. The companies agreed to remove some of their big signs but in return they got permission to put up nearly 900 powerful new digitally illuminated billboards. Some neighborhoods are fighting back against what they call eyesores and safety hazards. City officials have reversed course and now say they want a halt, but can they force the advertising companies to pull them down?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?
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.