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If state legislators don't pass a budget by midnight tonight, they won't be paid until they get it done. Democrats who control both houses are ready, but Governor Brown insists there won't be enough revenue to cover their spending plans.

 Also, County-USC Hospital's emergency room has a military mission: training surgeons to deal with combat wounds.  

Photo: Chris Potter

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Jenny Hamel

California's Gone from Bad Times to Good Times… or Has It? 17 MIN, 24 SEC

State Senators and Assembly members are prepared to pass a budget by midnight tonight. If it gets any later, they won't get paid. But that won't mean the process is over. What's in store for disabled people, the poor and others who suffered from program cuts during the Great Recession?

Guests:
John Myers, Los Angeles Times (@johnmyers)
H.D. Palmer, California State Department of Finance (@HDatFinance)
Chris Hoene, California Budget & Policy Center (@ChrisWHoene)

More:
Budget and Budget-related Legislation (Prop 25)

Helping the Navy Prepare for War at County-USC 4 MIN, 41 SEC

The emergency room at County-USC hospital sees 500 patients a day. They may not know it, but they're helping the US Navy prepare for war. KCRW's Evan George has the story. 


Photo by Evan George

Guests:
Evan George, Managing Producer, 'To the Point' (@evanlgeorge)

More:
Navy Trauma Training Center (NTTC)

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