California Governor Jerry Brown is in China, bringing a little Hollywood to the Middle Kingdom and hoping, in return, for some foreign investment in California businesses. He's visiting five cities in six days, and will open a shiny new, privately funded trade office in Shanghai while he's there. Guest host Tess Vigeland asks what the potential payoff might be. Also, the economics of music in the desert.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Warren Olney explores how President Obama's new budget will be received when both parties are already thinking about mid-term elections.
Banner image: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) with Governor Jerry Brown (2nd R) and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) on the Vice President's visit to Los Angeles, February 16, 2012. Photo: David Starkopf/Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa