Throughout California, many of the workers in elderly care facilities face inhumane conditions, wage theft, and abuse form their employers. Despite efforts from the state, many of these crimes go unpunished and workers are left with few options.
Under the Trump administration, America is closing its doors to refugees. US refugee caps have been steadily slashed from 110,000 per year under the Obama administration to 30,000 next year. That would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since 1980.
California’s 2018 wildfire season is one of the most destructive on record. More than 7,500 fires burned nearly 2 million acres of land so far this year — the most land burned in a single year since records have been kept.
The so-called Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1,000 structures, including about 750 homes, in coastal communities in Southern California since erupting on Dec. 4, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
Orange County, CA has opened what is likely the largest sewage purification plant for drinking water in the world. The community is on board, and the idea is already being copied elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports.
Hip hop artist Joaquin Santos is from San Diego but he has strong family ties to El Salvador. His solo album, Salva Vida, tackles the social, political and economic problems plaguing the Central American nation.
Undocumented immigrants have long been accused of 'stealing' work from Americans, but some economists say the relationship between unemployment and immigration isn't clear. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Manuel Pastor at the USC.
After countless movies about Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Col. J. Todd Breasseale just wants filmmakers to tell it like it is? or perhaps how the Army says it is. But is Breasseale's Army Media Relations division concerned with telling the truth, or promoting its own agenda? Guest: Lt. Col. J. Todd Breasseale, Army Relations Los Angeles Division
About half of the year, actor and comedian Harry Shearer lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He's been watching Gustav's wrath from afar, via satellite feeds from his other home in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Police Department says it has dealt with its endemic problems and federal oversight is no longer necessary. To discuss this, The Takeaway is joined by Mark Rosenbaum of the ACLU of Southern California, and Harvard professor Chris Stone.
September begins the official fire season in California, and already, eight fires are burning across the state. Bill Davis, CEO of KPCC public radio in Southern California, gives The Takeaway an update from his front porch, where he's watching the fires.
Wildfires continue to blaze in Southern California. How are residents handling the stress of evacuation? The Takeaway checks in with Sylvia Avanessian, who was evacuated with her family from their home in La Canada, California.