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"Corruption" is the word used by Councilwoman Jan Perry to describe the process of drawing new boundaries for council districts. Some Korean American leaders say new maps are being drawn to "punish enemies, reward friends and disenfranchise" minority groups. The rhetoric is heating up as the Mayor gets involved and the Council plans a vote tomorrow.  Will that lead to a lawsuit? Also, the Lakers trade away Luke Walton and Derek Fisher. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the crisis goes from bad to worse in Afghanistan.

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Sonya Geis
Frances Anderton

Main Topic Developing Threats to US and NATO Plans in Afghanistan 25 MIN, 35 SEC

Crisis Goes from Bad to Worse in AfghanistanIn Washington yesterday, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron promised to stay the course in Afghanistan. Today, Afghan President Karzai told US Defense Secretary Panetta he wants NATO to end its combat mission next year instead of 2014. He also said that troops now deployed in the countryside should be garrisoned only in large bases.

Guests:
Peter Tomsen, author and former diplomat
Heidi Vogt, Associated Press (@HeidiVogt)
Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times (@mrosenbergNYT)
Rashed Rahman, Daily Times
Christine Fair, Georgetown University (@CChristineFair)

Making News Lakers Trade Away Derek Fisher and Luke Walton

The Los Angeles Lakers traded away their co-captain Derek Fisher today, the point guard who won five national championships with the franchise. Also gone will be forwards Luke Walton and Jason Kapono. Beto Duran covers the Lakers for ESPN Radio.

Guests:
Beto Duran, ESPN Radio

Main Topic Is There 'Corruption' at LA City Hall? 19 MIN, 15 SEC

The LA City Council has scheduled a vote tomorrow on new boundaries for all 15 council districts drawn up by a commission appointed by the incumbent council members and Mayor Villaraigosa. The Mayor scheduled a meeting this afternoon with Korean American leaders and others, who threaten to sue if the council approves the new maps.

Guests:
Grace Yoo, Korean American Coalition
Arturo Vargas, National Organization of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (@ArturoNALEO)
Raphael Sonenshein, California State University, Los Angeles (@SonensheinPBI)

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