Kirk Siegler appears in the following:
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Railroads are increasingly becoming the preferred means of shipping the masses of oil being produced in North Dakota and surrounding states. The railroad industry is eager to fill in for the lack of pipeline capacity. But some say the train growth needs to slow down.
Friday, November 08, 2013
The shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is renewing debate over whether security at airports is tough enough. Some aviation security experts say the response at LAX went as well as it could have in this era of "random violence" in public areas.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Aja Brown made history in the city this past summer when she became the youngest mayor to ever be elected there. She has strong family roots in the place made famous by "gangsta rap," and a long list of ambitious reforms for the long-struggling city south of L.A.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Last week's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is leading to calls for a broad re-examination of TSA security policies, and coordination with local law enforcement at the country's busiest airports. Paul Ciancia, 23, faces charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport.
Friday, November 01, 2013
A lone gunman opened fire Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, police say. Police fired on the alleged shooter, who is now in police custody. The attack left one TSA officer dead and at least seven people needing medical treatment (including the shooter), officials said. The shooting forced the evacuation of a terminal and more than 45 flights into and out of LAX have been cancelled.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Crews are putting in the final fire lines around the massive Rim Fire, burning near and in Yosemite National Park. Some of those firefighters include a member of the Geronimo Hot Shots, from the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
In eastern Arizona, there's a tiny, 1900 watt radio station that's marking its first year on the air. KYAY is licensed to and owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe. For many of the isolated reservation's 13,000 or so residents, it's the outlet for community information, news and a lot of entertainment.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Geronimo Hotshots are one of seven elite Native American firefighting teams in the U.S. The pay is good, and firefighting jobs are one of only a few ways for many young men on the reservation to earn a living. And it turns out that much of the community there is dependent on the fire season.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Lee Baca, 71, is facing calls to step down and not seek another term. His department is at the center of a federal probe into widespread allegations of prisoner abuse.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
In the historic casino on Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles, a grand old organ has been entertaining theater-goers for almost 85 years.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Bakersfield is conservative, with a large immigrant and farm labor population. Protesters are pushing the city's Republican congressman to adopt the Senate-passed immigration reform bill — and they've got the support of local Republican leaders.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The fierce debate over immigration played out in earnest in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday. Immigration overhaul supporters are pressuring Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy to join them. While the House majority whip agrees the immigration system needs to change, he is unwilling to support the bill that passed the Senate.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
A wild herd of bison has been roaming the rugged Santa Catalina Island since the 1920s, when the animals were brought there by a film crew shooting a movie that was never made. With no natural predators, the bison population quickly exploded.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thousands of seasonal workers come to California's Salinas Valley each year to pick crops, and many of them seem destined for a life in the fields. Now, a training program run by ALBA Organics is giving these workers the skills they need to be their own bosses.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
For decades, the Watts neighborhood has been notorious for gang violence and strained relations between residents and police. But violent crime and homicide have fallen dramatically in recent years, and a community policing effort is helping to ease tensions between cops and the community.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Near the city of Prescott, Ariz., crews are starting to make some progress on the 8,500 acre Yarnell Hill Fire. The blaze claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters on Sunday. Tuesday night, several thousand people gathered at a football stadium for a vigil to remember the firefighters.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
In Prescott, Ariz., the nearby Yarnell Hill fire was burning uncontrolled on Tuesday. That community is still coming to terms with the loss of 19 firefighters on Sunday.
Monday, July 01, 2013
There was record heat in the Western U.S. over the weekend — Death Valley, California hit 129 degrees on Sunday.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
For the second year in a row, Colorado Springs has been beset by wildfire. As NPR's Kirk Siegler reports, the city and its emergency response crews are doing their best to take the threat in stride.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Nevertheless, the fire that started on Tuesday is being called the most destructive fire in Colorado's history.