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Amid accusations of influence peddling, Los Angeles officials have bickered for months over the new contract to operate the city-owned Greek Theatre. While the House of Blues is offering more money, the city appears to be leaning to the current operator, the well-connected Nederlander family. Is this an example of city politics at its worst, or are other factors at play here? We hear from representatives of Nederlander, the House of Blues, LA Department of Parks and Recreation, and others. (Laurie Levenson guest hosts.)
  • Newsmaker Power Grids - As the state Legislature ponders a proposed multi-billion dollar takeover of California's transmission line grid, energy experts warn the power lines could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in headaches. Dan Walters, columnist for the Sacramento Bee, has been writing on the energy situation throughout the present crisis and before.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Digital Age Reshaping America's Cities - The new economy was supposed to allow independence from notions like "place." Ironically, the creative, highly educated, and skilled workers of the high-tech world are moving to the nation's urban centers that many thought were history. Ross DeVol is co-author of a new study called Knowledge - Value Cities in the Digital Age.

The Sacramento Bee

House of Blues Concerts, Inc.

Nederlander

Nederlander-SFX Proposal

LA Department of Recreation and Parks

LA Recreation and Parks Commission

Center for Governmental Studies

Milken Institute

Knowledge-Value Cities in the Digital Age

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Frances Anderton

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