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Programs & Issues for the fourth quarter of 2009 Oct. Nov. Dec..

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.         Environment

2.         Traffic and Transportation

3.         Housing

4.         Parks and Recreation

5.         Police and Fire Department

6.         Labor

7.         Development

8.         Seniors

9.         Water

10.       Homeland Security

 

 

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

 

KCRU PROGRAMS/ISSUES LIST – 4th Quarter 2009 OCT. NOV. DEC..

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

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

A 24 year old Afghan, entered a plea of “not guilty” to charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. What role did the Patriot Act play?

Aired Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA POLITICS

In California’s next campaign for Governor, one Republican campaign says of another, “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.” On the Democratic side, one consultant says a primary rival “has taken more positions than the Kama Sutra.” 

Aired Monday, Oct. 5, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENERGY/WATER

The head of Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power walked out last Friday after just two years on the job.  Was David Nahai too weak -- or too strong -- when it came to greening American’s biggest publicly owned utility?

Aired Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CIVIL RIGHTS

A cross erected 75 years ago in a remote part of California’s Mojave Desert took front and center today at the US Supreme Court.  We hear about the latest case on the separation of church and state.

Aired Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENVIRONMENT/WATER/HEALTH CARE

Govenor Schwarzenegger has give the Assembly and Senate just hours to address California’s water problems or lose 10 months of legislative effort.  Also, does California regulate health insurance?

Aired Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

President Obama is on the verge of a momentous decision: should he agree to General McChrystal’s request for 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan?  After a week of strategy sessions, the NY Times says the president is “impatient.”

Aired Monday, Oct. 12, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY/CIVIL RIGHTS

Slavery was abolished in America in 1865, but Los Angeles is a center for modern-day trafficking in human beings, and there are some 40-50,000 slaves in America today. The Free the Slaves Freedom Awards are awarded tonight.

Aired Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

IMMIGRATION

The Obama Administration has a new strategy for finding undocumented workers.  Surprise raids are out.  Audits of employment records are in.  What will it mean for LA’s economy and immigration reform in Washington?

Aired Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

The Los Angeles Police Department is leaving Parker Center, and Bill Bratton is moving on, too.  We talk with the LAPD Chief about the city’s peculiar brand of politics and get some history out of the now-defunct press room at Parker Center.

Aired Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

The US Attorney General won’t prosecute for medical marijuana, even though it’s illegal under federal law.  What will that mean in Los Angeles, where the District Attorney and the City Attorney say dispensaries are violating state law?

Aired Monday, Oct. 19, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

 

 

 

HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

With more medical marijuana dispensaries than there are schools in Los Angeles, will the City of Los Angeles finally provide some guidelines for the sale and distribution of medical marijuana?

Aired Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

LABOR

With women now half of the workforce, the battle of the sexes has been replaced by negotiations.  That’s according to a new report co-authored by California First Lady Maria Shriver.  Are government, business and men catching up to workplace reality?

Aired Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

When the LAPD formally opens its new headquarters on Saturday morning, it will officially leave Parker Center.  We hear about the mixed legacy of the late Bill Parker, the Chief the building was named for.

Aired Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

The LAPD’s new headquarters has been formally dedicated.  Does it represent a new way of doing business?  Is it really “transparent?”  How does it function as a public space in downtown Los Angeles?

Aired Monday, Oct. 26, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WATER

The Governor and legislative leaders have unveiled plans to resolve a water crisis that has been years in the making.  We hear what it would mean for Southern California and the rest of the state.

Aired Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

Mixed messages about swine flu and the availability of H1N1 vaccine have led to confusion and unexpected public anxiety.  We hear from parents, doctors and medical researchers.

Aired Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY/ENERGY

WWLA reports on a shooting in a North Hollywood synagogue today.  Flat screen, plasma television sets use so much power that the State Energy Commission wants to set limits on their energy consumption.

Aired Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

In Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah has dropped out, so there won't be a run-off, and President Karzai will get a second term. Will he be "credible" to his own to President Obama as he decides whether to send more American soldiers?

Aired Monday, Nov. 2, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Mayor Villagraigosa has chosen Deputy Chief Charlie Beck to succeed Bill Bratton as Chief of the LAPD. We hear from both men and get reaction from a cross section of city figures.

Aired Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WATER

The State Legislature finally passed a water program, including $11 billion in bonds that will have to get voter approval.

Aired Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CIVIL RIGHTS/POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY/HEALTHCARE

The Supreme Court considers life sentences for children, and why pro-choice activists are upset with the vote on healthcare reform.

Aired Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE/GOVERNMENT REFORM

There's a shortage of H1N1 vaccine in LA County and a shortage of information about how many people are dying from swine flu. We hear about that and some bad news for efforts to reform government in California.

Aired Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE/VETERANS OF WAR

In addition to the visible wounds of combat, hundreds of thousands of veterans come home from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and brain damage . What’s happening as they try to adjust to life in LA? .

Aired Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

STATE POLITICS

Republicans Pounce on Attorney General Jerry Brown, whose press secretary might have broken state law by taping a phone conversation without asking permission from the other party.

Aired Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

LABOR/ECONOMY

In the "jobless recovery," the President says "Job One" is creating jobs. What can he do?  Can he do it before the mid-term elections?

Aired Monday, Nov. 16, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CIVIL RIGHTS/PRISONERS OF WAR

To make good on his promise to close Guantanamo Bay, President Obama needs to re-locate more than 200 prisoners. One likely location in northwestern Illinois has set off a political firestorm.

Aired Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

EDUCATION

A 32 percent increase in student fees now seems inevitable at the University of California. What does that mean for California’s middle class and the state’s role in the knowledge economy?

Aired Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE/EDUCATION

King hospital gets new life, but the state's latest $21 billion shortfall poses another threat to education. We hear what it could mean for LA Unified and what's being done to qualify for the President's Race-to-the-Top money.

Aired Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Existing technology could make air travel faster, more fuel efficient and cheaper, but the air traffic control system won’t be updated until 2025.  We hear why and what passengers can expect in the meantime.

Aired Monday, Nov. 23, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE/POVERTY

Despite the obesity epidemic, recent studies say tens of millions of people -- including children -- are going hungry.  What's the Obama Administration doing?  Is "food insecurity" a matter of politics as well as economics?

Aired Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Do concussions on the football field cause brain damage? Have coaches, team doctors and players themselves been in denial?

Aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare reform has finally made it to the Senate floor, and there’s a chance that both houses might pass their different versions by the end of this year.

Aired Monday, Nov. 30, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

President Obama laid out his new strategy for Afghanistan last night, and the all-out effort to sell it got underway today on Capitol Hill with testimony from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and Secretary of State Clinton.

Aired Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

WAR IN IRAQ

With the world now focused on Afghanistan, what about Iraq? Can civilian government be stabilized? Is the alternative renewed violence that would pull US troops back into action?  What would that mean for the surge in Afghanistan?

Aired Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENVIRONMENT

15,000 delegates, 5,000 reporters and 98 world leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to talk about climate change, as the basic science behind the issue faces a new challenge. 

Aired Monday, Dec. 7, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

The President's escalation of force in Afghanistan will have a civilian component, although he's left it to others to explain the details.

Aired Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

EDUCATION/ECONOMY

A worst-case budget plan could mean 8000 layoffs at the LA Unified School District.  Also, the TARP bailout will cost $200 billion less than expected, and President Obama wants the money to help create jobs.

Aired Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WATER

Three stories about California and water: Climate change means rising sea levels along the coastline. Can we explode the myths that hinder developing the water supply? Will the homeless have enough places to get out of the coming rain? Aired Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Rich and poor countries are battling in Copenhagen -- along with China, India and other countries that are becoming major polluters as they fight poverty with increased industrialization.

Aired Monday, Dec. 14, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

NATIONAL SECURITY/PUBLIC SAFETY

The Obama Administration is warning of  “home-based terrorism,” attacks by American citizens on American soil.

Aired Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

WAR TECHNOLOGY

Guest host Conan Nolan considers the advancing use of predator drones, overseas and here at home. Also, Iran tests and upgraded, faster missile, and stunning images of our universe from the Herschel Telescope

Aired Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

CALIFORNIA

A new poll shows that 75% of Californians think the state's going in the wrong direction. What will that mean for gubernatorial candidates in next year's election? Also, how close is the state to running out of money?

Aired Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

HEALTHCARE

As the healthcare reform bill makes its way to the Senate, critics from both parties are complaining about the bill. What deals did the Democrats make to keep it alive? What battles lie ahead to create the final piece of legislation?

Aired Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.

 

INTERNATIONAL PRISONERS OF WAR

Israel may be on the verge of swapping a thousand Palestinian prisoners for one kidnapped soldier who's become a cause célèbre. We take a look at the dilemma faced by right-wing Prime Minister Netanyahu and the possible consequences.

Aired Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009  7:00pm  ½ hr.