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Last year California voters approved billions of dollars in flood control bonds.  This week Governor Schwarzenegger is campaigning for billions in water storage projects to protect against drought. On Reporter’s Notebook, LA’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese has settled sexual abuse cases by 221 priests. Why no criminal charges? 

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Dan Konecky
Frances Anderton

Reporter's Notebook Will Cooley File Charges Against the Archdiocese? 8 MIN, 53 SEC

LA’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese has promised to pay six hundred and sixty million dollars to the five-hundred and eight victims of sex abuse by priests. It’s the biggest such settlement in the country. In other jurisdictions, local prosecutors have filed criminal charges too. Yesterday on our program, one Los Angeles victim asked why LA District Attorney Steve Cooley hasn’t done the same thing.

Guests:
Steve Cooley, former Los Angeles District Attorney

Main Topic Is California Ready for more Water Wars? 15 MIN, 48 SEC

After a very wet winter, California voters approved last year ten billion dollars in bonds for water projects that includes flood control. Now, after a winter of very little rain, both Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats are proposing more water bonds for next year. The Governor wants to build two big new reservoirs.

Guests:
Lester Snow, California Water Foundation (@lestersnowH20)
Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, NRDC
Don Perata, Democratic State Senator, California

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