After Eating $5 Billion in Interest, California Pays Off 2004 Deficit Debt
California taxpayers have paid off a nearly $14 billion bond. Taxpayers paid about $1 million a day every day for 11 straight years -- just in interest payments. That's $5 billion in interest.
What's Really True on HBO's 'True Detective'?
Sunday is the season finale of "True Detective," the HBO crime-noir series that takes place in Southern California. In season two of the show, three detectives are tasked with solving the murder of the city manager of Vinci. Never heard of Vinci? That's because there's no such city. We talk with KPCC's Kevin Ferguson, who's producing a podcast called "Welcome to Vinci." The podcast fact-checks elements of the show and fleshes out the underlying history that drives the plot.