Rep. Karen Bass Confident Congress Will Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
In March of this year, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would, among other things, ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants and give the US Attorney more oversight of state and local police. It awaits consideration in the Senate. Congresswoman Karen Bass authored the bill, and she joins A Martinez to discuss its chances and the importance of it passing.
- Rep. Karen Bass, U.S. Representative for California’s 37th District.
President Biden Recognizes Community Colleges in 'American Families Plan'
In primetime address tonight, President Biden is expected to outline the “American Families Plan" that would, among other things, subsidize two years of community college for low- and middle-income families.
- Larry Galizio, President/ CEO Community College League of California
- Amber Angel, program coordinator at the Family resource Center at Los Angeles Valley College.
Saving Military Bases from Climate Change
The Pentagon is trying to make some of the nation's most crucial military bases less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The effort comes more than two years after a pair of hurricanes caused billions of dollars in damage to bases in the southeast. From Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jay Price reports for the American Homefront Project - a public radio collaboration.
Thousands of Barrels of Pollutant DDT Found Off Coast - What Can Be Done?
Long suspected, Scientists from NOAA and Scripps College have confirmed a dumping ground of thousands of barrels of the toxic pesticide DDT right off the coast of Catalina Island. It has significant environmental effect, but what can be done about it?
- Mark Gold, Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy
OTL: Producers Guild Tackles Bullying and the spontaneity behind Glenn Close's 'Da Butt'
The Producers Guild of America moves to tackle bullying in Hollywood in the wake of allegations against producer Scott Rudin. Plus, Citizen Kane has lost its perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Editor for Film for The Hollywood Reporter.