Juvenile Justice Reform
The Chief Probation Officers of California have several big goals for juvenile justice reform in 2020—from renovating detention centers, to raising the maximum eligibility age for juvenile detention. The head of Los Angeles County Probation shares her plans and expectations for the department before she leaves her position this month.
- Terri McDonald, L.A. County Chief Probation Officer
Iranian-Americans Stopped At U.S. Borders
After reports this weekend of Iranian Americans facing additional questioning and detainment while crossing the U.S. border, many people in the community are feeling concerned about what that might mean going forward.
- Assal Rad, research fellow at the National Iranian American Council
- Mehrnoush Yazdanyar, principal lawyer at Yazdanyar Law Offices in LA.
National Geographic: World Of Pain
With opioid overdoses reaching epidemic levels in the United States, doctors are searching for new methods of pain relief. From virtual reality to electric pulses, researchers are hoping to help the 50 million Americans that live with chronic pain without drugs.
- Tom Norris, Los Angeles resident living with chronic pain
- Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, author of “A World of Pain”
You can read the full story here.
Deadline Approaching For Leftover Bills
It's officially a new year, but some unfinished business from 2019 is still sticking around in the state legislature. We're talking about a bunch of bills that need to be acted on soon to have a chance at becoming law.
- Ben Adler, Capitol Public Radio Program Director
Queen Mary Inspector
The Queen Mary has been in need of repair for some time now, and full restoration of the ship might still be a long way ahead. That future might be cast in doubt because the Queen Mary's longtime inspector has been thrown overboard by the city.
- Kelly Puente, Long Beach Post senior reporter