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Late last year, Jim Woods took over the Getty Trust, in the aftermath of bad management by Barry Munitz and in the midst Italian legal action over allegedly stolen antiquities.  We talk with Woods about restoring a tarnished institution.  Also, the big fire in Orange County is under control, but what are we in for during what's predicted to be the driest fire-season on record?

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper

Guest Interview Driest Winter on Record

After somebody set fire to a stolen car, 1200 people were briefly evacuated from 500 homes and there was some structural damage. But the brushfire in northern Orange County is under control.  What are we facing between now and the end of this calendar year?  Bill Patzert is a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Lab in La Canada-Flintridge.

Guests:
Bill Patzert, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (@NASAJPL)

Main Topic Interview with Jim Wood, New Getty President

A little over a year ago, Barry Munitz resigned under fire as head of the Getty Trust, America's third largest foundation and the world's richest art institution with $5.8 billion.  The state attorney general was investigating spending practices during Munitz's tenure, and the government of Italy had brought criminal charges based on the acquisition of allegedly stolen antiquities before Munitz got there. Late last year, 65 year-old James Wood came out of retirement from the Art Institute of Chicago.  An art historian, he'll be the first non-businessman to lead the Trust, which includes the Getty Museum in Brentwood and the Getty Villa in Malibu, in addition to the Institutes of Conservation and Research and the Getty Foundation.  We talk with Jim Wood about restoring good business practices, staff morale and a tarnished international reputation.

Guests:
Jim Wood, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust

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