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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation put up almost eight million dollars today to create ten charter schools to replace Locke High. Mayor Villaraigosa won’t be directly involved and when he showed up at the announcement, was swamped with questions about his personal life.

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Dan Konecky

Main Topic Locke High and Green Dot Receive Millions From Gates Foundation 19 MIN, 28 SEC

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given Green Dot Charter schools 7.8 million dollars to divide Locke High, with  it's three-thousand students, into ten separate institutions. Mayor Villaraigosa will have no direct involvement in the new schools.  He’s not even mentioned in the press release from Green Dot and the Foundation.  But he showed up for the announcement—his first public appearance in the week since he confirmed his love affair with Telemundo’s Mirthala Salinas.  He tried to talk to about education, but reporters only wanted to know about his personal life.

Guests:
Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News (@Rickorlov)
Steve Barr, Future Is Now Schools (@SteveBarrLA)
Bruce Smith, Teacher at Locke High School
Perry Crouch, Consultant for the Watts Gang Task Force

Making News Update on Orange County Bus Strike 4 MIN, 53 SEC

Only a third of Orange County’s public transit system is up and running due to a strike by transportation workers. Gwendolyn Driscoll reports for the Orange County Register.

Guests:
Gwendolyn Driscoll, Staff Reporter for the OC Register

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