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One hundred forty-three million pounds of beef have been recalled from a meatpacking plant in Chino where videotape showed that sick animals became part of the food supply.  Most of the meat has already been eaten. Also, the Los Angeles Times has its fourth editor in three years.  He says his first mission will be shrinking the size of the newsroom.

Making News Huge Beef Recall from Chino Slaughterhouse
Daniel Ugarte Navarro has been arrested at home in Pomona and charged with abusing cows at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company in Chino. That’s the packing plant that recalled 143 million pounds of beef over the weekend—everything it produced in the past two years.

Guests:
Rod Leveque, Courts Reporter for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Eric Schlosser, investigative reporter and author (@FoodChainsFilm)

Main Topic New Leadership at the LA Times
Past editors of the LA Times have boasted national and international experience. They’ve won prizes and served on other major papers, including the New York Times. Reporting that Russ Stanton will be next in change, the Times said, “He takes the editor’s desk without the same range of experience of his predecessors.”

Guests:
Russ Stanton, Publisher, Editor of the Los Angeles Times
David Hiller, Publisher, Los Angeles Times

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner

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