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The LA City Council is taking another stab at controlling 1000 dispensaries of medical marijuana. Why can't it act like West Hollywood? Meantime, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are competing for Eli Broad's collection of contemporary art. On our rebroadcasts of today's To the Point, in the "jobless recovery," the President says "Job One" is creating jobs. What can he do?  Can he do it before the mid-term elections?   

Banner image: Different strains of medical marijuana are displayed in a three ring binder at Coffeeshop Blue Sky cannabis dispensery in Oakland, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Reporter's Notebook Cities Vie for New Broad Museum 7 MIN, 23 SEC

Tomorrow night, the Santa Monica City Council will take up a proposal to house billionaire Eli Broad's collection of nearly 2000 pieces of contemporary art on city land next to the Civic Auditorium. Beverly Hills has plans for the same art to be located there.  What about Broad's so-called "lending library for contemporary art," which has already made 7,100 loans to 475 museums and galleries around the world? We speak with Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown.

Guests:
Kevin McKeown, Councilman, City of Santa Monica

Main Topic 'Job One' for the President: Creating Jobs 26 MIN, 38 SEC

In America's "jobless" economic recovery, unemployment is setting records. The Obama Administration has adopted a long-term approach to creating new jobs. But the President has now conceded that "our friends, neighbors and family members are desperately searching for jobs." He's called for a Jobs Summit at the White House next month.

Guests:
David Leonhardt, New York Times (@DLeonhardt)
John Nichols, The Nation (@NicholsUprising)
Christine Fisher, President, Streich Brothers
Michael Burda, Humboldt University of Berlin

Main Topic Progress on the Medical Marijuana Ordinance 18 MIN, 36 SEC

Oakland and San Francisco tightly regulate sales of medical marijuana. So does West Hollywood, where the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says four legal dispensaries are free of crime and neighbors are not complaining. Los Angeles is another story, and today a joint city council committee -- no pun intended, took another stab at controlling an estimated 1000 dispensaries.

Guests:
Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News (@Rickorlov)
David Berger, Special Assistant to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
Don Duncan, Americans for Safe Access (@SafeAccess)

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