California Jewish Community Mourns Synagogue Shooting Victims
Vigils took place all over the state this past weekend to show solidarity with the Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims in Pittsburgh. On Sunday night, members of L.A.’s Jewish community, the second-largest in the U.S., gathered to honor the victims of what is now being called the worst anti-Semitic attack ever on U.S. soil.
Reporter: Jenny Hamel
Pittsburgh Shooter was Active on Far-Right Social Media Site
The shooter in Pittsburgh this past weekend was a frequent user of Gab, a social media website known as a place where white supremacists and others with extreme views can speak freely. The site is now offline as it looks for a new hosting provider. Host Lily Jamali talks to Slate's April Glaser, who has reported on the relationship between online hate speech and violence.
Guest: April Glaser
Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen visited California's border with Mexico in Calexico, two hours east of San Diego, on Friday. She said she was proud to acknowledge the completion of a newly renovated section of President Trump's border wall. Her visit comes as thousands of Central American asylum-seekers continue to make their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. military has begun efforts to block the group at the border.
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler
Host Lily Jamali asks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his thoughts on what the Trump administration calls "the migrant caravan." They also talk about Trump's desire to add a citizenship question to the population census, and why Becerra is trying to prevent that.
Guest: Xavier Becerra
How Did Northern California Wildfires Affect This Year's Wines?
Residents of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties are still dealing with the fallout from last year's wildfires. There's an additional question hanging over the multibillion-dollar wine industry: How did all the smoke affect grapes in the region? Researchers at UC Davis are looking for answers.
Reporter: Katie Orr
Damian Carroll wants people to vote for each measure on their ballots. For several election cycles, Carroll has written haiku-inspired poems that distill ballot measures.
Reporter: Menaka Wilhelm