Four Los Angeles City Council Races on the May 21 Ballot
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Either Eric Garcetti or Wendy Greuel will be Mayor of Los Angeles on the first of July, and whoever it is will have to work with the City Council. Four of the 15 seats are still undecided, from South LA out to the San Fernando Valley. One race has turned Little Armenia into a battleground. We hear about them all. Also, for a change, almost everybody in Hollywood is working — sometimes at more than one job. We hear how Pilot Season is dictated by the Upfronts and $9 billion in advertising dollars.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, sexual assaults in the US armed forces are increasing so fast that members of Congress are demanding change. We'll hear from a former Marine officer who was raped, a congresswoman who's calling for action--and from skeptics who warn against moving too fast.
Banner image: (L-R) Cindy Montañez and Nury Martinez will face off in the race to represent the 6th District
There's the Mayor's Race and then There's the City Council ()
There are 15 members on the Los Angeles City Council, currently 14 men and one woman. Four seats are still undecided, and run-off elections are on the ballot next week. We speak with three journalist who are following the races.
- Jon Regardie: Los Angeles Downtown News
- Kate Linthicum: Los Angeles Times, @katelinthicum
- Rick Orlov: Los Angeles Daily News, @Rickorlov
The Craziness of Pilot Season and the Upfronts ()
Los Angeles is not just a one-industry town, but sometimes it seems that way. This is one of those times, says Jenny Radelet, producer of KCRW's The Treatment.
- Jenny Radelet: Producer, 'The Treatment'
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