The City Controller Debate
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LA's elected City Controller doesn't control the city, but he or she does have subpoena power to investigate how well city departments are doing their jobs. On May 21, there's a run-off election billed as the Outsider versus the Insider. Does attorney Ron Galperin know the government well enough to find out what's wrong? Does City Councilman and former policeman Dennis Zine know it too well to be tough enough on former colleagues and associates? They're in our studios for a debate. Also, traumatic brain injury. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez talks with a combat veteran with a bullet still in his head.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Boston Marathon bombings have renewed calls for Muslim Americans to be on the alert for potential extremists—as well as warnings against scapegoating and collective punishment. We talk with several American Muslims.
Banner image: (L-R) Candidates for LA City Controller, Dennis Zine and Ron Galperin. (Zine photo courtesy of Damon D'Amato)
Waste, Fraud, Abuse and Los Angeles Politics ()
San Fernando Valley City Councilman Dennis Zine and Westside attorney Ron Galperin have joined me in the KCRW studios. They are candidates to replace Wendy Greuel as Los Angeles City Controller. But what does the Controller do? We ask Raphael Sonenshein, who was executive director of the Charter Reform Commission that re-designed the Controller's job, then hear from the candidates themselves.
- Raphael Sonenshein: California State University, Los Angeles, @SonensheinPBI
- Dennis Zine: Los Angeles City Councilman, @dennispzine
- Ron Galperin: attorney, @RonGalperin
Caring for LA's Wounded Vets ()
Most US troops are back from Iraq and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, but we're just beginning to understand the long-term cost of caring for wounded veterans — and the burdens on their families. Consider traumatic brain injury. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez has the story.
Sgt. Ryan Craig at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Sgt. Ryan Craig on the treadmill at Casa Colina
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