On today’s show, wildfires spread throughout the state, protesters gather at the Santa Anita Racetrack, and a New York Times reporter talks climate change.
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Early Thursday morning, a vegetation fire broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest. Winds have spread the blaze over more than 100 acres and dozens of residents have been forced to evacuate.
USC Annenberg Media talked to Tiffany Camhi, a reporter with NPR’s KQED. She was at an evacuation center in Healdsburg, Sonoma County.
To try to prevent future fires, PG&E in Northern California and Southern California Edison have deemed it necessary to shut off power to tens of thousands of customers across the state. But politicians and customers are criticizing the blackouts because they say they are disruptive.
USC Annenberg Media talks with Cal Fire Captain Nick Pericelli about the numerous simultaneous wildfires across Southern California, and what first responders are doing to fight the flames.
Some of you may know Anaheim as the city of Disneyland, the home of the Angels baseball team, or the chili pepper named after the city. However, the pepper isn’t the only hot thing about Anaheim.
USC’s Center for Economic and Social Research concludes the L.A. lifestyle lags behind other U.S. cities.
The Santa Anita race track has become a symbolic battleground for an impassioned debate about the future of horse racing.
The Tulsa massacre of 1921 is a both a important and forgotten about event in American history. The new HBO series “Watchmen" depicts the riots in the first episode of the season premiere.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Libra in June, a new cryptocurrency aiming to help finance 1.7 billion people without access to a bank. But during the six-hour hearing, Congress representatives raised their concerns about the implications of having Libra as a new currency.