An agency known as DTSC — or the Department of Toxic Substances Control — is charged with monitoring California's hazardous waste. Recently the group Consumer Watchdog has been investigating the DTSC and has claimed that the agency is falling down on the job.
Despite extreme pollution, environmentalists have struggled to enact any reform in China. Barbara Finamore is China Program Director for the National Resources Defense Council. She explains how pollution in China compares to what we see in the US.
Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, NBC made the official announcement that the Tonight Show will leave its current home in Burbank and move to New York. Come next spring, Jay Leno will give up his post as host of the late night show and Jimmy Fallon will take over from the Big Apple.
Top acting roles keep going to Brits – and to a lesser degree, Aussies. We'll speak with Claudette Roche, dialect coach for British actors who has worked with actors on Boardwalk Empire and American Horror Story
Last night in San Francisco, President Obama kicked off a series of eight fundraisers he'll hold across the country this year to raise money for the Democrats in the midterm elections. Sitting president's parties don't historically fare well in the midterms and guests last night paid thousands of dollars for some facetime with the president.
On tap this week: Artist Jayson Fann creates human-sized "spirit nests" for people, which mimic bird nests, British farmer Jason Barber's milk vodka is the hot new poison for celebrities, and this week in history celebrates the birth of chewing gum.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is hiring new firefighters for the first time in five years. There are 13,000 applicants, but fewer than 150 will attend the academy. KPCC's Hayley Fox says the LAFD hopes many of those accepted will be women.