Jasmin Tuffaha


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Jasmin Tuffaha is a Producer for KPCC’s edition of "All Things Considered."

From 2011-2017, she was a Producer for "AirTalk with Larry Mantle." Her beats included politics, law, science, culture and film. She joined the show in 2011, after working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 11 years, most recently as foreign bureau producer for CBC’s Los Angeles bureau.

Jasmin was a writer and producer on CBC Television’s national evening news for several years, and spent three years in investigative journalism on CBC TV's consumer-watchdog program, "Marketplace."

A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism School in Toronto, she was born in Saudi Arabia and spent her formative years in and around Washington, D.C., which may account for her keen interest in politics.

Stories by Jasmin Tuffaha

California's elk are back. What do we do with them?

Over the past four decades, the state's elk population has nearly quadrupled — to 13,000. Officials are working on a plan to manage the animals.

Video shows Anaheim police using headlock, Taser on suspect who later died

Taken from bodyworn and surveillance cameras, they show officers Woojin Jun and Daniel Wolfe trying to arrest Fermin Valenzuela, 32, on July 2, 2016. It was in response to a 911 call saying that the suspect had followed a woman home.

Quake in Mexico kills at least 217, help from LA on the way

Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.

Summer brought a drop in murder rates for Los Angeles

The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.

LA man inadvertently buys dozens of fake eclipse glasses

David Tomb purchased 85 pairs of solar eclipse glasses from Amazon, but then got an email from the company warning about the glasses' legitimacy.

Mountain lion P-55 braves crossing the 101 and survives

Researchers documented P-55 traversing the eight-lane highway last week — a rare feat, given the risks to lions face when attempting to travel.

Home care provider sued by LA city attorney for 'wage theft'

The companies Health Alliance Nurses Corp. and Hand Homecare Provider Inc. have been paying workers around $5.50 an hour, according to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Garcetti uses DC trip to talk LA infrastructure, immigration

L.A.'s mayor was in Washington to be honored by the nation's largest Latino civil rights group, but he used the trip to talk with federal and congressional leaders about two issues close to the city's heart.

Women are making more, but wage gap could persist (for 200 years)

Women have made gains in college graduation rates, but too few are majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. At the current rate, the wage gap won't be gone until 2248.

Rep. Schiff goes after Trump wiretapping allegations

At the House Intelligence Committee's public hearing Monday, Democratic Rep. Schiff tried to settle President Trump's claims that the Obama administration illegally wiretapped him.

'Resist March' to replace LA Pride Parade this June

While the L.A. Pride Festival as a whole will go on, a protest march will replace the annual parade along Santa Monica Boulevard. The “Resist March” will go from Hollywood and Highland to West Hollywood.

Filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

It's back to the projector room for Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's pricey, gutsy movie-making experiment, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk."

Can gun control groups match the NRA?

It seems for every major gun violence tragedy, a new gun control group is formed instead of joining forces with established groups.

‘House of Cards’ creator Beau Willimon says it's impossible to anticipate real politics

As the Netflix series launches its fourth season, WIllimon says, "We have a reality show star leading the Republican pack. Who could have ever predicted that?"

Is it ethical to inject monkeys with Zika?

Scientists at the California National Primate Research Center are infecting pregnant rhesus monkeys with the Zika virus to determine whether it causes microcephaly in babies.