Climate Change, Gang Intervention and LA's Favorite Landmark
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Governor Schwarzenegger says he did what the Terminator is supposed to do. We hear how he and some others rescued the Hollywood Sign. We also talk with Father Greg Boyle about Homeboy Industries, gangs and boundless compassion. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the US Senate's much-touted compromise on Climate Change may be on the rocks. Next up for industries that use fossil fuels, a challenge to the toughest existing law in the country: California's AB 32.
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Climate Change, Immigration Reform and California ()
Today was the day that Democrat John Kerry, Republican Lindsay Graham and Independent Joe Lieberman were set to introduce a new climate change bill in the Senate. But over the weekend, Senate leader Harry Reid said immigration reform would come first. Graham called that a "cynical ploy" that would leave climate change with "no chance of success."
- Bryan Walsh: Staff Writer, Time Magazine, @bryanrwalsh
- Eric Pica: Director of Domestic Policy Campaigns, Friend of the Earth
- Jim DiPeso: Policy Director, Republicans for Environmental Protection
- Margot Roosevelt: Reporter, Los Angeles Times
- Luke Popovich: Vice President of Communications, National Mining Association
Saving the Hollywood Sign ()
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner today came up with the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and others also contributed $2.7 million in local money. The state chipped in $3.1 million to help buy the land from a developer, and even Governor Schwarzenegger took part of the credit. LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge helped lead the effort to rescue a historical landmark.
The 20th Anniversary of Homeboy Industries ()
This year is the 20th for Homeboy Industries, founded by Father Gregory Boyle, the former pastor of the Dolores Mission parish. Boyle has developed the nonprofit organization into a $10 million institution whose mission -- "jobs not jail" provides free services ranging from education, job training and placement to legal services, mental health and transition counseling, twelve-step programs and tattoo removal. Boyle has just released his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: the Power of Boundless Compassion.
- Greg Boyle: Executive Director, Homeboy Industries
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