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The City of Bell threw all the bums out in yesterday's city council election, but in Los Angeles -- to steal a headline from LA Observed — voters cancelled the revolution.  We hear the results. We also look at the latest census data, which shows that California is changing before our eyes in racial and ethnic demography, shifting centers of population and political power. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, candidate Barack Obama said there was a better way to treat suspected terrorists than indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay.  Now a long-time Guantanamo detainee will face a military tribunal there under his administration.  We'll hear the pros and cons.

Banner image: Census Bureau Director Robert Groves presents the 2010 Census apportionment counts of the US House of Representatives

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Sonya Geis
Christian Bordal

Making News Post-Election Analysis 13 MIN, 28 SEC

With just one exception, Los Angeles voters re-elected every City Council incumbent on yesterday's ballot, even though all seven were challenged.  With just one exception, every measure the Council put on the ballot passed, too.

Guests:
Raphael Sonenshein, California State University, Los Angeles (@SonensheinPBI)
Ron Kaye, RonKayeLA.com

The City at Stake

Raphael J. Sonenshein

Main Topic Census Figures Indicate Shift in the Political Landscape 12 MIN, 57 SEC

Since it became a state in 1850, California grew so fast that it gained congressional seats after every census. Not this time around. Growth just isn't the story any more, but the way the population is shifting. One major impact of census data will be on the reapportionment of legislative and congressional districts.

Guests:
Dowell Myers, University of Southern California
Tony Quinn, Republican political consultant

Main Topic Suspected Terrorists and Guantanamo Bay 26 MIN, 38 SEC

Will President Obama Ever Close Guantanamo Bay Prison?The first prisoner to face a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay during the Obama Administration will be the alleged mastermind of the bombing of the US destroyer Cole in the year 2000. The President says he still wants to close Guantanamo, but Congress has tied his hands.

Guests:
Dafna Linzer, ProPublica
David Remes, attorney
Ken Gude, Center for American Progress
Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland (@ShibleyTelhami)

The Stakes

Shibley Telhami

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