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California's Public Utilities Commission says it has the authority to block a $45 billion telecom merger — at least in the Golden State. Why should customers in Southern California care which company has a monopoly over cable TV? Would it weaken their signals if the PUC killed the merger here but federal regulators approved it for the rest of the country?

Also, LA Unified has approved two middle schools for girls only. Is it a step toward closing the gender gap in science and tech? 

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Sasa Woodruff

Time Warner, Comcast and the Urge to Merge 16 MIN, 13 SEC

Yesterday in downtown Los Angeles, two members of California's Public Utilities Commission heard arguments about the massive merger proposed by Comcast and Time Warner. Comcast is big in Northern California. Time Warner has about two million customers in the Southland. 

Guests:
Ted Johnson, Variety (@tedstew)
Harvey Rosenfield, Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (@HarveRosenfield)
Larry Downes, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy (@larrydownes)

More:
Johnson on the California hearing over the proposed merger
Rosenfield on Time Warner holding Dodgers games hostage to anti-consumer merger
Consumer Watchdog not buying Comcast/Time Warner claims
American Antitrust Institute concerns over merger, exclusionary gatekeeping and emergent access
Downes on California regulators overstepping on the Time Warner-Comcast merger

LAUSD Board Approves Two All-Girls Schools 5 MIN, 52 SEC

LA Unified's elected school board has approved two new schools for girls only. The Girls Academic Leadership Academy, or GALA, will be in Mid-Wilshire and run by the District. The Girls Athletic Leadership School, also called GALS, will be in Van Nuys. It's a charter school, modeled on one in Denver. The Director is Carrie Wagner.

Guests:
Carrie Wagner, Girls Athletic Leadership School, Los Angeles

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