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Programs & Issues for the third quarter of 2006 Jul-Aug-Sep

 

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.                  Housing

2.                  Parks & Recreation

3.                  Environment

4.                  Police & Public Safety

5.                  Development

6.                  Youth

7.                  Social Services

8.                  Healthcare

9.                  Education

10.             Energy

 

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

 

KCRU PROGRAMS/ISSUES LIST – 3rd Quarter 2006 JUL-AUG-SEP

 

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

 

NATIONAL POLITICS

How have President Bush's strategies on national security and the "war on terror" affected America's actions on the global stage, and how is it regarded by others? At home, does a decline in civic involvement signal a weakening from within?

Aired Monday, July 3, 2006  7:30pm

 

POLICE & PUBLIC SAFETY

Civil rights attorney Connie Rice, who headed Police Chief Bratton's Blue Ribbon Panel, says LA's entire "civic culture" has failed for 40 years, leaving millions of citizens vulnerable to police abuse, corruption and violence.

Aired Wednesday, July 12, 2006  7:30pm  

 

ENVIRONMENT

Governor Schwarzenegger says California's in "good shape" when it comes to electrical power, but record usage has utility officials urging conservation.  Climatologist Bill Patzert of the Jet Propulsion Lab why we expect a hot spell.

Aired Tuesday, July 18, 2006  7:30pm

 

HEALTH CARE

Proposition 71 in 2004 created the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to conduct embryonic stem cell research. Today Schwarzenegger had to approve a $150 million loan to keep the Institute going. We find out more about the loan.

Aired Thursday, July 20, 2006  7:30pm   

 

ENVIRONMENT

Some new power plants have been constructed, but others are getting old or going off line altogether, and increased population means increased demand. We speak with clean energy experts and get some pointers on staying cool.

Aired Monday, July 24, 2006  7:30pm   

 

ENVIRONMENT

Today there's still big demand on an aging electrical system. With record heat expected between now and September, will there be enough power? We look for answers with political and business reporters and energy experts.

Aired Tuesday, July 25, 2006  7:30pm   

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Tour de France winner Floyd Landis of California allegedly tested positive for illegally high levels of testosterone. Landis has staunchly defended himself against the allegations. We hear more about the controversy.

Aired Friday, July 28, 2006  7:30pm   

 

ENVIRONMENT

Britain's Prime Minister is touring California, exchanging ideas with the Governor. The AP reported today that Tony Blair and Schwarzenegger would "sidestep the Bush administration" in the interests of combating global warming.

Aired Monday, July 31, 2006  7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT

By the end of this century the Sierra snow pack will virtually dry up, cutting off two-thirds of the state's drinking water, with more smog and more heat-related deaths. That nightmare scenario comes from the CA. Climate Change Center.

Aired Tuesday, August 1, 2006  7:30pm

 

LOCAL POLITICS

LA City Council members want to serve 3 four-year terms instead of 2. A term-limit extension the council placed on the November ballot today will include limits on lobbyist spending and new rules for campaign disclosure. We hear more.

Aired Wednesday, August 2, 2006  7:30pm

 

EDUCATION

The Mayor of LA has accepted contributions for school reform from developers who need his approval for controversial projects. The school board is spending public dollars to defeat the Villaraigosa's effort. We try to sort it all out.

Aired Thursday, August 3, 2006  7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT

LA Times reporter Kenneth Weiss traveled widely and found the chemistry of sea water changing enough to destroy crucial habitats, threaten fish and poison marine mammals, due to non-degradable plastic that is lethal to wildlife.

Aired Monday, August 7, 2006  7:30pm

 

STATE POLITICS

California has a Republican Governor and Democrats controlling both the Assembly and Senate. Is bipartisanship the rule in Sacramento?  Can Phil Angelides get a foothold? We hear from a major player and some political pros.

Aired Tuesday, August 8, 2006  7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT

Pipeline corrosion has shut down Prudhoe Bay, America's biggest oil field, which provides some 30%of the oil refined in the Western states. Severin Borenstein, of UC Berkeley, assesses how the closure will impact the price of gas in California.

Aired Tuesday, August 8, 2006  7:30pm

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Twenty years ago, cable companies promised to wire libraries, schools and hospitals as part of their public service. Now, even public service programming may be at risk. We hear more from local officials, and a former cable TV host.

Aired Wednesday, August 9, 2006  7:30pm

 

POLICE AND  PUBLIC SAFETY

British police have now arrested 24 people in a plot to blow up 10 planes bound for the US. We get details of how the latest reported conspiracy will disrupt travel plans at the height of vacation season.

Aired Thursday, August 10, 2006  7:30pm

 

POLICE AND  PUBLIC SAFETY

Americans are still reeling over the conspiracy to blow up airliners leaving England for the United States. We get an update, and hear about the Pakistani connection and the gaps in US intelligence capabilities.

Aired Friday, August 11, 2006  7:30pm

 

POLICE AND  PUBLIC SAFETY

In Britain, police have arrested a 24th suspect in the airline bombing conspiracy. Is the so-called "war on terror" being fought more by intelligence agents than soldiers?

Aired Wednesday, August 16, 2006  7:30pm

 

LOCAL AND STATE POLITICS

Hundreds of Los Angeles' engineers and architects walked off their jobs today at crime labs, sewage treatment plants, animal shelters and airports. Union members picketed. We thread our way through a changing political environment.

Aired Tuesday, August 22, 2006  7:30pm

 

STATE POLITICS

State Treasurer Phil Angelides defeated Controller Steve Westly to get the Democratic nomination for Governor. Angelides discusses the support of his party and why he'd be a better governor than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Aired Wednesday, August 23, 2006  7:30pm

 

EDUCATION

Mayor Villaraigosa says that dropout rates and low achievement show that the LA Unified School District is failing. His bill to shake up the system is on a fast track in Sacramento.Is it a power grab by the Mayor and the teachers' union?

Aired Thursday, August 24, 2006  7:30pm

 

HEALTHCARE AND CIVIL RIGHTS

We debate the Food & Drug Administration’s ability to protect public health and welfare. Are its decisions based on science or religion and ideology? Is it a captive of the wealthy and powerful interests it's supposed to monitor?

Aired Friday, August 25, 2006  7:30pm

 

STATE POLITICS

We'll look at how chaos becomes business as usual at the send of a legislative session and how bills passed by several committees are completely transformed and still get votes from legislators who've never read them.

Aired Monday, August 28, 2006  7:30pm

 

STATE POLITICS

After the Gulf States suffered a major catastrophe just one year ago today, California politicians promised action to prevent anything similar from happening here. Were they delayed to accommodate special interests?

Aired Tuesday, August 29, 2006  7:30pm

 

HEALTHCARE

The state Assembly has passed a bill creating a new state agency to replace the insurance industry and provide healthcare for all Californians. Governor Schwarzenegger doesn't like it and he's not expected to sign the bill.

Aired Tuesday, August 29, 2006  7:30pm

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

The anniversary of somebody else's catastrophe is a good time to review the prospects of a catastrophe here at home. Geologists say it's only a question of when, not if, a massive earthquake will strike the Southland.

Aired Tuesday, August 29, 2006  7:30pm

 

EDUCATION

After weeks of relentless campaigning, Antonio Villaraigosa pushed a school reorganization plan through the Assembly and Senate. If it doesn't work out, will he still get all the blame? We look at the risks and benefits of a political gamble.

Aired Wednesday, August 30, 2006  7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT

California's new greenhouse-gas bill is big national news. It mandates that the gases said to cause global warming be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020. Is it a real move against global warming or political symbolism with a high price tag?

Aired Thursday, August 31, 2006  7:30pm

 

SENIOR CITIZENS AND CIVIL RIGHTS

The trial of 89-year-old George Russell Weller started today, more than three years after the car he was driving killed 10 people and injured 60 at a farmers' market in Santa Monica.

Aired Tuesday, September 5, 2006  7:30pm

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Two of Arnold Schwarzenegger's directors of prisons resigned this year charging that the prison guards' union had too much influence in the Governor's office. Will prison reform become an issue in this year's campaign?

Aired Wednesday, September 6, 2006  7:30pm

 

HOUSING

LA's urban centers are impervious to rent control, affordable housing trust funds and other kinds of government intervention. Neighborhoods are unrecognizable to the people who grew up in them. Who wins and who loses in gentrification?

Aired Thursday, September 7, 2006  7:30pm

 

HOUSING

LA Police Chief William Bratton is pushing a deal with the ACLU to allow homeless people to sleep on the streets of Skid Row at night.  He says the alternative is endless appeals that will make saving the neighborhood impossible.

Aired Tuesday, September 19, 2006  7:30pm

 

TRANSPORTATION

In 1985, subterranean methane exploded in LA's Fairfax District and since then, westside traffic congestion has become so bad that Congressman Waxman is leading an effort to repeal his own law.

Aired Wednesday, September 20, 2006  7:30pm

 

EDUCATION

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed Mayor Villaraigosa's school reorganization bill, promising that test scores will go up while dropout rates will go down. All parties promise to work together, but can they?

Aired Wednesday, September 20, 2006  7:30pm

 

HOUSING

avoid time-consuming appeals of that ruling, Chief William Bratton worked out a deal with the ACLU to allow sidewalk sleeping--only in a defined area and only at night. Today, by a vote of 10-to-3, the LA City Council turned him down.

Aired Wednesday, September 20, 2006  7:30pm

 

HEALTHCARE AND ENVIRONMENT

One person has died and 146 have been taken ill from E.coli bacteria in 23 states. It's a contaminated bag of spinach traced to the Salinas Valley. What does this mean for vegetable farmers?

Aired Thursday, September 21, 2006   7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION

Attorney General Bill Lockyer claims that greenhouse-gas emissions from automobiles harm California by contributing to global warming. He’s gone to court against the six biggest US and Japanese makers of cars.

Aired Thursday, September 21, 2006   7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT

With six weeks to go before the November elections, the pros and cons have already raised more than $80 million. Prop 87 would tax oil companies for every gallon of gas produced in California. We hear the pros and cons.

Aired Monday, September 25, 2006   7:30pm

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

The Department of Homeland Security has cut back on federal money for the maritime facilities at Long Beach, LA and Oakland--three of the biggest ports in the nation.

Aired Tuesday, September 26, 2006  7:30pm

 

STATE POLITICS

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has increased his lead over Treasurer Phil Angelides with less than six weeks until election day. The Field Poll has Schwarzenegger 10 points ahead, others say it’s a 17-point lead.

Aired Wednesday, September 27, 2006  7:30pm

 

POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed a package of new laws cracking down on sex offenders. Proposition 83 on November's ballot would be even tougher, costing hundreds of millions of dollars. We hear the pros and cons.

Aired Thursday, September 28, 2006  7:30pm

 

ENVIRONMENT

More than 4000 firefighters are eating and sleeping in tent cities as they try to control one of the biggest and longest-burning brush fires in California history. The cost of fighting the fire is $53 million and it's still only 43% contained.

Aired Thursday, September 28, 2006  7:30pm

 

 

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