Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.


Argument May Have Led To Fort Hood Shooting

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, are investigating an argument that may have led to a shooting spree there this week. They are moving away from a focus on the suspect's mental health issues.


In Wake Of Fort Hood Shooting, Attention Turns To Base Security

Friday, April 04, 2014

While it appears the 2009 attack at Fort Hood was different in many ways from what occurred Wednesday, the latest attack is drawing attention again to security measures there.


Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The latest drought has revived questions about the viability of farming in Nevada desert. While some farmers have given up, others are experimenting with crops like grapes that require less water.


Calif. Fight Over Concealed Weapons Could Head To High Court

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A federal court has thrown out a policy in San Diego that placed tight restrictions on who can carry concealed weapons in public. As other courts consider such rules, the Supreme Court could weigh in.


Even After The Floods, The Drought Continues

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The storms that drenched California recently did little to combat one of the state's worst droughts in a century. Farmers in California's Central Valley say they need "Biblical proportions" of rain.


Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Northern Nevada is feeling the wide-ranging effects of the drought. With grazing land diminishing and feed prices soaring, the cattle industry is reeling.


Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Friday, February 28, 2014

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.


Oil Train Derailments Spur Calls For Safety Measures

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Roughly a million barrels of oil are being drilled from the North Dakota plains every day. Tens of millions of dollars have been put toward infrastructure for transporting that oil out of state, but recent derailments and explosions involving oil tanker trains are prompting calls for a slow-down.


A Tragic Year For Wildland Firefighters Ends In Reflection

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thirty-four firefighters died in the line of duty this year. The unusually high number is sparking a larger conversation about the dangers firefighters face as more homes are built in and around drought-stricken forests.


Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil

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.


Should TSA Agents Have Broader Law Enforcement Powers?

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.


New Mayor Asks Compton: What Can Brown Do For You?

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.


LAX Shooting Prompts Calls For Security Overhaul

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.


Gunman Opens Fire At Los Angeles 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.


Firefighters Work To Contain Last Embers Of Massive Rim Fire

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.


Radio Station KYAY Is Lifeline For Apache Tribe

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.


Elite Native American Firefighters Join Crews At Yosemite

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.


Embattled LA Sheriff Still Plans To Give Fifth Term A Shot

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.


When This Island Organ Plays, It's A Step Back In Time

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.