We are fewer than 60 days from the start of the 2018 fire season, and we have still not recovered from the fires that destroyed large parts of California in 2017. We're also still trying to learn from those fires. In the northern part of our state, more than 40 people died. A team of KQED reporters have been investigating what happened the first night of those fires in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.
Guests: Marisa Lagos, Lisa Pickoff-White
There will be no criminal charges filed against a former LAPD officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man on the Westside of Los Angeles a few years ago. That’s the decision reached by the L.A. County District’s Office this week, despite the fact that the chief of the LAPD recommended the officer be prosecuted.
Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb
The head of the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission was in San Diego this week talking about the cross-border sewage problem. The federal agency was sued last week for not fixing a decades-long problem.
Reporter: Erik Anderson
There's been talk and some action on changing gun laws, background checks and mental health care since the Florida high school shooting last month, but what do we know about the financing behind this industry? Bloomberg News tallied loans made to the NRA and gun manufacturers since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 and found that San Francisco-based Wells Fargo leads the pack in providing financing to this sector.
Guest: Polly Mosendz