Wildfires, Schools and the LA Times
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Recent fires have devastated Southern California, and worse ones are on the way. We hear what government policies have to do with it. Plus, the new editor of the LA Times says the paper's going to be sold, and a conversation with the retiring Superintendent of the LAUSD.
New Editor Says Los Angeles Times to Be Sold ()
Jim O'Shea, the latest editor of the Los Angeles Times, doesn't want to be viewed as a "hatchet man." Like others before him, he's told the newsroom he'll try to avoid staff cuts if he thinks they'll damage the paper. But his wife is staying behind in Chicago because, "some time after the first of the year we are probably going to have new owners."
- Tim Rutten: Columnist, Los Angeles Times
California Wildfires Fueled by Government Policies? ()
Five firefighters died last month in Riverside County's Esperanza Fire. The Day Fire near Ojai burned 600,000 acres and took a month to contain. Fires like that are going to get bigger, and not just because of global warming. We talk to a man who says it's going to get worse and that and government policies are part of the problem.
- Roger Kennedy: Former Director of the National Park Service
So Long, Superintendent Romer ()
Roy Romer was Governor of Colorado and Chair of the National Democratic Committee before he became the Superintendent of the LA Unified School District. Today, he appeared before the School Board for the last time and made way for his successor, former Admiral David Brewer.
- Roy Romer: Retiring Superintendent of the LAUSD
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Which Way L.A.? is made possible in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, which supports study and research into policy issues of the Los Angeles region.
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