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Programs & Issues for the Second Quarter of 2009 Apr., May, June.

 

It has been determined that the following subjects are of concern to the community and have been considered and addressed substantially by elected officials, community leaders, expert witnesses and the general public.

 

1.             Social Services

2.             Traffic and Transportation

3.             Fire Department

4.             Redevelopment

5.             Education

6.             Housing

7.             Police and Public Safety

8.             Energy

9.             Economic Stimulus

10.          Environment

 

Additionally, the following programs were produced and broadcast in the public interest:

 

KCRU PROGRAMS/ISSUES LIST – 2nd Quarter 2009 APR. MAY JUNE.

 

Which Way LA?, KCRW’s ongoing series on the issues that southern Californians care about, hosted by Warren Olney, airs Monday through Thursday, from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

 

ISSUE            DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM                 DATE/TIME    DURATION

 

CALIFORNIA STATE POLITICS

Who's in charge in Sacramento?  Lobbyists have broken spending records over the past two years. We hear how much they spent and what they got for their money.

Aired Weds., April 1, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

EDUCATION

California schools have been counting on federal stimulus money to avoid cuts and layoffs.. They may be in for a disappointment. We interview our California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Aired Thus., April 2, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE

One of five White House regional forums on healthcare came to Los Angeles today, with Governor Schwarzenegger presiding. We talk with some of the participants and some who think they're "stakeholders" too but didn't get in.

Aired Mon., April 6, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

IMMIGRATION

The Obama Administration has new rules for immigration enforcement, but so far they’re secret. Is the midst of recession the best or the worst time to raid businesses in search of illegal workers?

Aired Tues., April 7, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

LABOR

Facing a massive deficit, Mayor Villaraigosa has called on his base of support, organized labor, to “share sacrifices.” We hear what he means and ask union leaders if they'll go along.  Will there be cuts in services?

Aired Weds., April 8, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Pitcher Nick Adenhart threw six shutout innings for the Angels last night in his Major League debut. He was later killed in a hit-and-run accident. We report on this tragic story.

Aired Thus., April 9, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

PRISON SYSTEM/MENTAL ILLNESS

A new report says thousands of mentally people at the Men's Central Jail are abused by other inmates and punished by guards. What are the alternatives to closing it down?

Aired Tues., April 14, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

IMMIGRATION

A new report indicates that illegal immigrants are having children faster than previously thought, a reality that has serious implications for education and healthcare. We hear about the new report.

Aired Weds., April 15, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HOUSING/FORCLOSURES

Big banks have ended their moratoriums, and home foreclosures are on the rise— as the President’s “homeowner rescue” plan is just kicking in.

Aired Thus., April 16, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

STATE ELECTION/LOCAL BUDGET

Mail-in voting for next month’s election is about to begin with the Schwarzenegger legacy in the balance. "Shared sacrifice" gets a number with Mayor Villagraigosa’s pared-down budget.

Aired Mon., April 20, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

LAYOFFS/EDUCATION

A Los Angeles teachers-union president responds to parents, angry about budget cuts and union security rules.

Aired Tues., April 21, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WATER

As Southern California gets hotter and dryer, the DWP is about to enforce new rules for water conservation. We hear what that means and look at the future of wastewater recycling and vegetable gardening.

Aired Weds., April 22, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ETHICS/JUSTICE

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, pressure is building to prosecute former Justice Department lawyers for supporting harsh interrogation techniques. Does the Obama Administration want to have it both ways?

Aired Thus., April 23, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

AUTO INDUSTRY/LABOR

Chrysler tries to make deals that will keep it from heading to bankruptcy. General Motors announced a revised business plan today, and closed the Pontiac line. What concessions did the unions make?

Aired Mon., April 27, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR IN IRAQ

On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, as the US begins withdrawing its troops, Iraq is beset by outbreaks of deadly violence.  Are they the “last throes” of insurgents and terrorists or evidence that stability will require outside assistance?

Aired Tues., April 28, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS

The latest poll shows the budget measures on next month's ballot are likely to be defeated, even though voters think that could lead to financial chaos. What's the message for Sacramento?

Aired Weds., April 29, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL ELECTIONS

Jack Weiss and Carmen Trutanich, candidates for Los Angeles City Attorney, debate over gangs, gun control, the environment and the influence of developers. 

Aired Thus., April 30, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE

Medical costs threaten economic recovery, and some places spend more than others. Hospitals in LA spend more than comparable east coast institutions.  Some costs in Los Angeles 85% higher than they are in San Diego.

Aired Mon., May 4, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

EDUCATION/LABOR

It’s so hard to fire a tenured teacher in California that school administrators often don’t even try. What about the rights of school age children to a good education?

Aired Tues., May 5, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

IMMIGRATION/HOUSING

When it comes to immigration and border control, President Obama's beginning to sound like John McCain. In addition, there is both good news and bad news for Los Angeles' housing market.

Aired Weds., May 6, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

EDUCATION

Millions of young Americans can't get to college; many graduates have tens of thousands in loans to pay off. We look at their plight and Pres. Obama's plan to take over student loans and create a big, new entitlement program.

Aired Thus., May 7, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

BUDGET CRISIS

The LA city budget is being cut, squeezed and trimmed.  Are they taking the opportunity to reduce the power of two agencies created to increase citizen participation and make sure elected officials observe campaign regulations? 

Aired Mon., May 11, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WORLD POLITICS/RELIGION

Pope Benedict XVI's Middle East "pilgrimage" has turned contentious. Does the religious leader have a political tin ear?  We hear the assessments of Jews, Palestinians and Roman Catholic Christians.

Aired Tues., May 12, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

STATE POLITICS

California is being called a nation-state, one without the tools or the vision to act in its own interests. We hear some ideas about how it California might live up to its potential.

Aired Weds., May 13, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

BUDGET CRISIS

Governor Schwarzenegger has produced two revised budgets, one if next week's financial measures pass and one if they don't.  We hear grim and grimmer predictions for the state, the counties and cities of California.

Aired Thus., May 14, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WORLD POLITICS

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Benjamin Netanyahu is at the Obama White House. We hear about Iran, West Bank settlements and three weeks of diplomacy that could help shape the policies of the US and Israel.

Aired Mon., May 18, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE

A report says the LAPD has lived down the Rampart Scandal and Rodney King beating. Should a federal consent decree come to an end? Should police be exempt from budget cuts? We talk with the Chief and others.

Aired Tues., May 19, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ELECTION RESULTS

We look at yesterday's crushing election results and the bleak future of a state with a deficit of $21 billion. In the aftermath of yesterday's election, Governor Schwarzenegger says he'll "go all out" to cut government spending.

Aired Weds., May 20, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ELECTION RESULTS

District Attorney Steve Cooley hopes Tuesday's election will be a warning to a political "machine" at Los Angeles City Hall. We talk with him and others about the future of Mayor Villaraigosa

Aired Thus., May 21, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

NATIONAL POLITICS

Like other wars, the war in Iraq has produced its share of medical miracles. Some involve high technology that is very expensive. We hear about some developments and how it's decided which veterans qualify.

Aired Mon., May 25, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

NATIONAL POLITICS

Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, a federal judge with 17 years on the bench. We hear about her legal credentials and her “common touch.” Is she “an activist judge?”

Aired Tues., May 26, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

A committee of Congress has laid down the gauntlet for the fight to slow global warming. We hear the pros and cons of a bill that would revolutionize energy use and change the lives of Americans.

Aired Weds., May 27, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENVIRONMENT

A lot of cold water's been thrown on California's effort to get federal bailout money so that budget cuts won't cause so much pain. But can Washington really ignore the biggest state in the Union? We hear about negotiating tactics and political realities.

Aired Thus., May 28, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

Guest host Sara Terry considers a restructured GM, the government's involvement as major stakeholder, and the impact of the failure on auto workers, parts suppliers and dealers.

Aired Mon., June 1, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS

Governor Schwarzenegger calls massive cuts in education, health care and prisons part of a “transformation” of what California can provide. We look at today's “day of reckoning” speech to the Legislature.

Aired Tues., June 2, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

EDUCATION

We report on teachersl, parents and schools who are trying to cope with drastic budget crisis-related cutbacks at Los Angeles schools.

Aired Weds., June 3, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS

California's budget crisis threatens to decimate state and local government, but tax increases are off the table, at least for the moment. What about taxing oil like Alaska and Texas?

Aired Thus., June 4, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS/CORPORATE TAX BREAKS

California cuts in services will follow massive tax-breaks for big corporations. How did a great state become so dysfunctional?

Aired Mon., June 8, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

NUCLEAR ARMS/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

North Korea said today that it would use nuclear weapons in a "merciless offensive" if provoked, just two days after sentencing two American journalists to twelve years in a gulag-type prison labor camp.

Aired Tues., June 9, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

North Korea said today that it would use nuclear weapons in a "merciless offensive" if provoked, just two days after sentencing two American journalists to twelve years in a gulag-type prison labor camp.

Aired Weds., June 10, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

The Taliban near Islamabad has alienated many Pakistanis recently, with videos of the public flogging of a young girl, as well as speeches challenging the democratic principles that are cherished by Pakistanis.

Aired Thus., June 11, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WORLD POLITICS

In Iran, the last three weeks have seen a hard fought election campaign. Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces a strong challenge from a reformist who's broken with convention by campaigning with his outspoken wife. Aired Fri., June 12, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama pitches the American Medical Association the so-called "public option"  to compete with private health insurance.

Aired Mon., June 15, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS

With the state closer and closer to fiscal insolvency, Democrats and Republicans are digging in on their disagreements over budget cuts and new taxes. We hear about social services, health care and funding for state parks.

Aired Tues., June 16, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY

Governor Schwarzenegger says allowing just one more well off the coast of Santa Barbara would help put an end to off-shore oil drilling. 

Aired Weds., June 17, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

FINANCIAL REFORMS

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the regulatory reforms proposed yesterday are designed to avoid another financial meltdown, but the suggested changes are already under fire.

Aired Thus., June 18, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD POLITICS

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, this weekend's deadly violence reduced the size of demonstrations on the streets of Tehran, but a few hundred did face tear gas and police batons again today.

Aired Mon., June 22, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE/PUBLIC SAFETY

Mexico's violent drug cartels are being armed with heavy weapons smuggled out of the US.  A Congressional watchdog says multiple agencies have no strategy to stop the flow. 

Aired Tues., June 23, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WORLD POLITICS

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, there's been more bloody violence on the streets of Tehran. Can the President sustain his effort to engage with Iran? What about negotiating concessions on nuclear development?

Aired Tues., June 23, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

KCRW's Garth Trinidad remembers superstar Michael Jackson, who died today in at his rented home in Los Angeles, apparently of cardiac arrest.

Aired Thus., June 25, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS

On Wednesday, California will run out of money, but there's no sign of compromise in Sacramento. Do middle class voters understand what that means?

Aired Mon., June 29, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS

Reports from Sacramento say Republicans and Democrats may compromise just long enough to avoid paying state bills with IOU's. Meantime, the question is being raised as to whether the state can afford to administer the death penalty. Aired Tues., June 30, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.