Jun 19, 2017

06/19/2017: The complications of Brexit

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Negotiators are still trying to figure out just how the U.K. will exit the European Union. We'll talk about some of the key issues surrounding the end of their relationship, which includes questions about what to do with Europeans living in the U.K. and British people living in the EU. Afterwards, we'll discuss Oregon's decision to let residents list "X" for their gender on their driver's licenses or state IDs, and then look at a California proposal that would lower traffic fines for low-income drivers. 

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California considers reducing traffic fines for low-income drivers

Jun 19, 2017
Penalties add up fast if you can't pay your ticket.
A red light camera warning for motorists in Los Angeles. The state is considering a proposal to reduce the cost of a  traffic ticket for low-income residents.
Larry Buhl

It could hit 120 degrees in Phoenix during the Southwest’s heatwave. Can the power grid keep up?

Jun 19, 2017
It’s likely that the heat wave California, Arizona and Nevada has been experiencing is going to hit its peak this week. Temperatures could reach as high as 120 degrees in Phoenix. Across the region, the air conditioning will be roaring. But will the power grid be able to keep up?  Click the audio player above […]

Silicon Valley CEOs meet with Trump for second tech summit

Jun 19, 2017
Has the relationship soured as the president takes unpopular positions?
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06/19/2017: Getting rid of those government floppy disks

Jun 19, 2017
The tech world's top CEOs are in D.C. today to meet with President Trump about how to help the government run more efficiently. We'll talk about some of the plans the White House in store, which includes an upgrade of of the government's computer systems. Afterwards, we'll look at whether Phoenix's power grid will be able to handle the Southwest's heatwave, and then discuss California's plans to change its fishing license system so that more people will go fishing.

New law could make California fishing licenses more user friendly

Jun 20, 2017
For all its ocean docks, lakes, river and streams, the state has the fewest people who go fishing per capita.
A fisherman casts his line into the Sacramento River.
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Negotiators are still trying to figure out just how the U.K. will exit the European Union. We’ll talk about some of the key issues surrounding the end of their relationship, which includes questions about what to do with Europeans living in the U.K. and British people living in the EU. Afterwards, we’ll discuss Oregon’s decision to let residents list “X” for their gender on their driver’s licenses or state IDs, and then look at a California proposal that would lower traffic fines for low-income drivers. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC