Climate Agreement in Copenhagen; Education in Sacramento
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California spends $50 billion a year on education. Should it adopt reforms to qualify for $700 million more from Washington? Also, how the Chandler Family used the LA Times to "invent" Los Angeles. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, rich and poor countries are battling in Copenhagen -- along with China, India and other countries that are becoming major polluters as they fight poverty with increased industrialization. Is there any chance for a major agreement?
Banner image: Governor Schwarzenegger discussed the importance of immediate Assembly action on Race to the Top legislation
It's Down to the Wire on Climate Agreement in Copenhagen ()
In Copenhagen today, dozens of developing countries—including China, India and Brazil—threatened to walk out of climate talks, insisting that the developed world isn’t doing enough to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
- David Corn: Washington Bureau Chief, Mother Jones, @DavidCornDC
- Fernando Rodrigues: Senior Reporter, Folha de S. Paulo
- Gal Luft: Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
- Alexei Barrionuevo: Energy Reporter, New York Times
- Susanne Breitkopf: Analyst, Greenpeace
Race to the Top Is Mired in the Muck ()
The Obama Administration is dangling between $350 and $700 million federal dollars in front of California’s education establishment, but it’s at risk of being lost to politics in Sacramento. The deadline is January 19, 2010.
- Juliet Williams: Reporter, Associated Press
- Gloria Romero: Chairwoman, California Senate's Education Committee
- Gary Ravani: President, Early Childhood K-12 Council
How the LA Times 'Invented' Los Angeles ()
It's a book based on a movie about a newspaper: Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times. The text of the cocktail-table sized publication is by Bill Boyarski, who adds insights not included in Peter Jones' film of the same name. Boyarsky was at the Times for 30 years as reporter, columnist, city editor and member of reporting teams that won three Pulitzer prizes.
- Bill Boyarsky: former City Editor and Columnist, Los Angeles Times
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