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Despite an increasing number of housing foreclosures, California is not seeing enough cheap housing to meet demand. We talk to a man who's lost out on 50 offers. Plus, what's left of LA's defense industry. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with the Christmas Day bombing attempt now tied to Yemen, Yemeni prisoners could delay the closing of Guantanamo Bay.  If they can't be returned to their home country, where will they go?  What about "re-education" programs like those in Saudi Arabia?

Banner image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Producers:
Gary Scott
Karen Radziner
Sonya Geis

Main Topic Should Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Be Sent Home to Yemen? 27 MIN, 11 SEC

Late today, President Obama said he still plans to close Guantánamo Bay, where half the 198 remaining prisoners are from Yemen.  But, since Yemen is now tied to the failed airline-bombing attempt on Christmas Day, he won’t send more any Yeminis home.  So, where will they go?

Guests:
Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post (@africawriter)
Christopher Boucek, Associate, Carnegie Middle East Program
Marc Falkoff, Attorney representing 16 Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay
Charles 'Cully' Stimson, Heritage Foundation (@cullystimson)

Main Topic Buying a Home after the Foreclosure Crisis 18 MIN, 40 SEC

California already leads the nation in home foreclosures, and there will be a lot more in the coming year. But that’s not putting enough cheap homes on the market to satisfy the demand. We speak with realtors, a reporter covering the housing market and a frustrated buyer.

Guests:
Leslie Berkman, Reporter, Riverside Press-Enterprise
Otto Zielke, Riverside County homebuyer
Rick Sharga, Carrington Holdings (@ricksharga)
Tom Moon, Founder, REObroker.com

Making News The Last Defense Contractor Leaves LA 6 MIN, 55 SEC

The Los Angeles area once was the aerospace capital for the US and the rest of the world, but not any more. Northrop-Grumman has become the last major player to pull out and move closer to its major customer, the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Jack Kyser is founding economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.  

Guests:
Jack Kyser, Founding Economist, LAEDC's Kyser Center for Economic Research

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