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The housing stock in Los Angeles has failed to keep up with increased population, and the shortage means high rents for people with low incomes. On Reporter’s Notebook, is there too much Christianity in the military?

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Dan Konecky

Reporter's Notebook Christianity in the Military 6 MIN, 43 SEC
The Hammer Museum in Westwood tonight is hosting Mikey Weinstein, who claims that fundamentalist Christians are indoctrinating cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He’s threatened to sue the Army over the chaplain’s Website at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Weinstein was a Judge Advocate General in the Air and an attorney in the Reagan Administration and is coauthor of “With God on Our Side: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military”.

Guests:
Mikey Weinstein, President, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Main Topic Problems Assessing the Number of Affordable Housing Units in Los Angeles 10 MIN, 47 SEC
City Controller Laura Chick has ruffled feathers at the LA Housing Department by reporting that nobody knows how many affordable housing units are needed or how many have been constructed. Yolanda Chavez, the Department’s Executive Director, told the LA Times Chick’s office does not understand how complicated the problem is.

Guests:
Laura Chick, Office of the Los Angeles City Controller (formerly) (@Laura_Chick)
Jack Kyser, Founding Economist, LAEDC's Kyser Center for Economic Research

Making News The Impact of the Orange County Bus Strike 6 MIN, 15 SEC
The Orange County transit strike continues with a media blackout on negotiations. The LA Times reports that commuters are riding bicycles, walking and dealing with unlicensed cab drivers—especially in Santa Ana, which is highly transit dependent. The Rockefeller Institute of Government says it has the greatest level of “urban hardship” in the United States.

Guests:
Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times (@tonybarboza)

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