Half of the democratic candidates for president took to the stage Tuesday for a second round of debates, drawing the battle lines between the moderates and the progressives (Sanders and Warren) over issues like healthcare and immigration. We hear reaction from some very engaged voters in Studio City.
- Libby Denkmann, KPCC Veterans and Military reporter
Dueling Healthcare proposals
Healthcare loomed large in Michigan last night, and it's likely to play a large role tonight. Now, by this point, you've probably heard a lot about two dueling proposals: Medicare for all and a public option. We look at what those two really mean.
- Michelle Faust Raghavan, KPCC Healthcare reporter
A recent survey from the Public Policy Institute of California shows where Californians stand on Environmental topics. It found that A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in the governor’s race, and that water and drought ranks as a top priority.
- Mark Baldassare, a lead author of the survey
Oil Buffer Zones
The City of LA's Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration is recommending implementing a 600-foot buffer between homes and oil extraction to address pollution that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Activists, however, say the decision doesn't go far enough.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC Infrastructure Correspondent
Farm Solar Panels
California farmers are looking to solar energy as water supplies become more regulated and unreliable. Plus, converting to solar farms could be critical to reaching some of California's clean energy goals. That's according to a new report by the Nature Conservancy, which looked into what areas should be dedicated to renewable energy and which should be protected. So, how are California farmers intersecting with clean energy?
- Sammy Roth, who covers energy for the L.A. Times
We speak with KPCC's Housing and Homelessness reporter Matt Tinoco on why the Los Angeles City Council voted to reinstate an ordinance that bans overnight vehicle dwelling, and what this could mean for those on the brink of homelessness.
Congress is considering whether to provide more benefits for service members and veterans whose war injuries left them infertile. Right now, the military pays for in-vitro-fertilization only in limited circumstances. And a VA program that provides fertility coverage for some veterans is scheduled to expire later this year. Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project.
On the Lot
Disney's Lion King reboot pass the $1b mark in less than three weeks and Al Pacino and Robert De Niro look year younger in Martin Scorcese's upcoming film, The Irishman.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter