Rep Nunes Update
Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is now at the center of a report that broke late Friday alleging that he met with a former Ukrainian prosecutor last year to obtain information on former Vice President Joe Biden. Nunes has not confirmed a meeting and says he intends to sue the outlets reporting the story. All this happens amid impeachment hearings.
- Marisa Lagos, political correspondent at KQED
Mayors and Homelessness
Homelessness is probably the single most pressing problem in Southern California. And it was the subject of a discussion at UCLA Friday, where a who’s who of the LA’s influential and powerful gathered for a day of discussion.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC’s homelessness reporter
LA Iranian Protest
Last week, tens of thousands of Iranians took part in nationwide protests after the government raised gas prices by 50 percent. Violence broke out between demonstrators and local security forces and more than 100 protestors are reportedly dead, but the toll is likely much higher. Numerous others were injured and arrested. It makes for an emotional time for LA's Iranian community who are watching from afar; Los Angeles has the largest concentration of Iranian-Americans in the country.
- Siamak Kalhour, host of KIRN 670 am Radio Iran L.A.
Purple Project Prohibition
As part of our Project Purple coverage, we explore the effects of the 18th amendment on Southern California and how it influenced the Los Angeles we know today.
- Sandi Hemmerlein, writes about L.A. history
Southern California is expected to be hit with several inches of rain and even thunderstorms this week, according to the National Weather Service. Cold temperatures in low elevation may lead to snow—and potential road closures in the midst of holiday travel. Meanwhile, heavy rain could set off mudslides in recent wildfire burn areas.
- Eric Boldt, Meteorologist
- Josh West, USC earth sciences professor
Tis' the season — for gathering with loved ones around the dinner table. Perhaps you're dusting off old recipes, those handed down from family for dishes like roast turkey and stuffing, green bean casserole or sweet potato pie. Dishes that seen quintessentially American but are they? What is American food, anyway?
- Paul Freedman, historian and author of the new book "American Cuisine and How It Got This Way: archiving and cataloging more than 200 hundred years of this nation's culinary history"
Iranian Jewish Reunion
At an L.A. country club recently, there's a sign for Homecoming Queen, School Stud, High School Sweethearts. And in huge glittery numbers: "1977." This isn't your typical high school reunion because just as this class was graduating, their country was gripped by revolutionary riots. As teenagers, most of them left Iran as it became an Islamic republic. Reporter Asal Ehsanipour tells us that on this 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, this reunion takes them back to a place that feels like a world away.