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GORMAN, CA - JUNE 30:  The San Andreas Fault, visible as the line between grey metamorphic quartz monzonite and brown sedimentary sandstone and siltstone, is seen at Tejon Pass on June 30, 2006 near Gorman, California. The rift of tan and brown layers indicates the site of the surface rupture of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake in 1857 that was the largest quake in California?s recorded history. The fault south of here has seen relatively few massive temblors in recent centuries. Scientists are warning that after more than 300 years with very little slippage, the southern end of the 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault north and east of Los Angeles has built up immense pressure that could trigger a massive earthquake at any time. Such a quake could produce a sudden lateral movement of 23 to 32 feet which would be would be among the largest ever recorded. By comparison, the 1906 earthquake at the northern end of the fault destroyed San Francisco with a movement of no more than about 21 feet. Experts believed that a quake of magnitude-7.6 or greater on the lower San Andreas could kill thousands of people in the Los Angeles area with damages running into the tens of billions of dollars. The San Andreas Fault is the point of collision between the Pacific and the North American tectonic plates of the Earth?s crust.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
GORMAN, CA - JUNE 30: The San Andreas Fault, visible as the line between grey metamorphic quartz monzonite and brown sedimentary sandstone and siltstone, is seen at Tejon Pass on June 30, 2006 near Gorman, California. The rift of tan and brown layers indicates the site of the surface rupture of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake in 1857 that was the largest quake in California?s recorded history. The fault south of here has seen relatively few massive temblors in recent centuries. Scientists are warning that after more than 300 years with very little slippage, the southern end of the 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault north and east of Los Angeles has built up immense pressure that could trigger a massive earthquake at any time. Such a quake could produce a sudden lateral movement of 23 to 32 feet which would be would be among the largest ever recorded. By comparison, the 1906 earthquake at the northern end of the fault destroyed San Francisco with a movement of no more than about 21 feet. Experts believed that a quake of magnitude-7.6 or greater on the lower San Andreas could kill thousands of people in the Los Angeles area with damages running into the tens of billions of dollars. The San Andreas Fault is the point of collision between the Pacific and the North American tectonic plates of the Earth?s crust. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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President Trump took to the airwaves Tuesday night to make his case for a wall spanning the country's Southern border. We get reactions. Plus, KPCC's new podcast The Big One is meant to be a wakeup call about preparing for a major earthquake along the San Andrea fault. And, we check in with Montecito mudslide victims one year later.

Rep. Schiff Responds to Trump

The President will be addressing the nation Tuesday night from the southern border. He is expected to talk about border security, bolster support for his proposed wall and talk about the lingering government shutdown. House Democrats have passed a bill to reopen the government, but the Senate has yet to vote on it, and likely won’t.

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House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at the Council On Foreign Relations with Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC News on February 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.
House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at the Council On Foreign Relations with Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC News on February 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Reactions to President Trump's border wall speech

We get a reality check on what the president is proposing and why, and consider some of the solutions the House of Representatives is proposing for stemming the flow of immigrants by improving living conditions in the countries migrants are leaving.

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Montecito Mudslides, one year later

Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the deadly Montecito mudslide. Back then, we spoke with Bob Ludwick, volunteer president of the Coast Village Association. We check in with Ludwick again to see how he and the community is recovering.

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A bike caked in mud stands in the wreckage of a debris flow in Montecito on Thurs., March 8, 2018.
A bike caked in mud stands in the wreckage of a debris flow in Montecito on Thurs., March 8, 2018.
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Montecito Infrastructure

A year after the deadly mudslide in Montecito, what's been built and what is being built to better protect residents from debris flow during future rain events?

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The Big One

Earthquakes are just part of the deal living in California. They occur pretty regularly -- three or four times a day, actually, somewhere in the state. Most of the time, we don't even notice, they're so small. Life goes on. But we all know, in the back of our minds, that we are due for a big one -- THE big one -- along the San Andreas fault. Chances are, you aren't ready for it. That's the subject of a new podcast from KPCC called The Big One, launching January 10. 

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https://youtu.be/hJ1apgYMgt8

The LAUSD teachers strike

We get the latest on when the strike is likely to happen.

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