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Jack Weiss and Carmen Trutanich, candidates for Los Angeles City Attorney, debate over gangs, gun control, the environment and the influence of developers.  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, this year's college graduates face a declining job market with opportunities down 22% from last year. We hear about crushed expectations, volunteer work and one graduate who's networked his way to a job a week in all 50 states.


Banner image: Jack Weiss (L) and Carmen Trutanich (R)

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody

Main Topic A Hard Rain's Falling for the Class of 2009 26 MIN, 58 SEC

The National Association of Colleges and Employers—or NACE—has some bad news for the Class of 2009.  Employers expect to hire 22% fewer graduates than they did in 2008.

Resources mentioned in today's segment:

AmeriCorps
Teach for America
Edward F. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009
Peace Corps

Guests:
Alex Segal, Graduating English Major, Wesleyan Universtiy
Alan Solomont, Chairman, Corporation for National and Community Service
Alejandra Lance Calderon, Graduating Art History Major, Miami University
Laurence Shatkin, career information expert and author
Daniel Seddiqui, Graduate in Economics, University of Southern California
Sarah Needleman, Wall Street Journal (@sarahneedleman)

200 Best Jobs for College Graduates

Laurence Shatkin and Michael Farr

Main Topic Weiss and Trutanich, Candidates for LA City Attorney 26 MIN, 1 SEC

In the March primary, Carmen Trutanich forced Jack Weiss into a runoff in next month’s election for Los Angeles City Attorney.  Weiss, an incumbent city councilman and former assistant US Attorney, got 36% of the vote. Trutanich, a former Deputy District Attorney now in private practice got 27%. We learn about the office of City Attorney from Rick Orlov, who covers politics for the Daily News, and then hear a debate between the two candidates.

Guests:
Jack Weiss, Candidate, Los Angeles City Attorney
Carmen Trutanich, Los Angeles City Attorney (@CarmenTrutanich)

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