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Coming up on Forum:
Los Angeles Times reporter Diana Marcum and photographer Robert Gauthier join us to discuss their series "Scenes From California's Dust Bowl." The pair took a road trip across the Central Valley to document the often-devastating impact of the drought. Marcum's writing for the series won a Pulitzer Prize. We'll talk to the two about how the drought is reshaping a place where landscape and livelihoods are inextricably linked.
On Tuesday, Fox News executives will check the latest polls and decide which candidates will qualify for Thursday's prime time Republican presidential debate. We'll preview the debate and discuss other political developments, including GOP efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and Vice President Joe Biden's possible entry in to the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Recently on Forum:
Record-breaking wildfires in recent years as well as heightened concerns over the drought are prompting debate about how best to manage forests to prevent wildfire. A bill pending in Congress would expedite salvage logging of dead trees in national forests. We'll discuss the legislation and best practices to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire while safeguarding forest ecology.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson joins us to talk about his new road map for educating California's kids. The four-year plan is an updated version of his 2011 blueprint, and focuses on teacher shortages and hastens the state's move toward Common Core standards.