- Making News: LA Teachers' Union Chooses New Leader
There-s new leadership at the United Teachers of Los Angeles, at a time when the union has been without a contract for 18 months. Superintendent Roy Romer has offered a 1.5% raise and UTLA President John Perez promised at least 2%, but he's been ousted by A.J. Duffy, who said anything less than 7% would be a pay cut. Education writer Howard Blume is senior editor for the Jewish Journal and a contributor to the LA Times' Opinion section.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rome to Return Axum Obelisk to Ethiopia
Italy and Ethiopia have resolved a dispute that began when a massive, 1700 year-old carved pillar was shipped out of Africa and installed in Rome. Named after the town in northern Ethiopia, since 1937 the Axum Obelisk has been sitting in the Piazza di Porta Capena near the Coliseum. By the end of next month, it should be home again. Donald Levine, a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, traces the obelisk's history. (This segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)