50,000 Mortgages to Modify at the LA Convention Center
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Starting last Thursday, some 50,000 homeowners filled a cavernous space in the LA Convention Center 24/7 for the past six days in hopes of getting help negotiating with lenders. We hear about the tough tactics used by a nonprofit from Boston that set up the event, and hear from consumers at both ends of some very long lines. Also when Jerry Brown visited Cuba as Mayor of Oakland, his travel agent was a designated American traitor. What will that mean for his campaign for Governor? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Facebook, a new film about the founder of Facebook and the suicide of a student whose sexual orientation was revealed online have focused attention of social networking. We talk about what it is and how it's changing the real world as well as the virtual world.
Jerry Brown's Cuban Adventure ()
Ann Louise Bardach is a veteran reporter, author and frequent visitor to Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Today on the website Daily Beast, she wrote that Jerry Brown was there, too, in the year 2000. The current Attorney General and candidate for Governor was Mayor of Oakland then, and in casual conversation with Bardach and her husband, Brown said jokingly that he had committed a crime. Bardach picks up the story.
- Ann Louise Bardach: Contributor, Daily Beast
The Foreclosure Crisis Continues in Southern California ()
Some 50,000 Southern Californians have been at the LA Convention Center over the past six days, looking for help from the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a Boston nonprofit that offers free help in mortgage modification. Our Christian Bordal went there yesterday, and he's with me tonight in the studio.
Facebook: The Social and the Anti-Social Network ()
Hollywood has paid the ultimate compliment to Mark Zuckerberg by making The Social Nework, a film about him and the phenomenon of Facebook. We'll let audiences draw their own conclusions about the movie. What matters is what it symbolizes.
- Fred Vogelstein: Contributing Editor, Wired magazine
- Judith Donath: Fellow, Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, @judithd
- Walker Smith: Executive Chairman, Futures Company
- Michael Kaiser: Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
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