High-Speed Rail Slows Down
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Union Station in downtown LA's being prepared to connect with high-speed rail. A Central Valley tomato Farmer says he's ready for the high-speed rail authority to pay him for moving his house. But how soon will those things really be necessary? Also, the last in Matt Holtzman's series on projects "Never Built" in Southern California. What would Santa Monica be now if an island resort had been constructed off shore and the Santa Monica Pier had been torn down?
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, reformers across the political spectrum say America's over-stuffed prisons are too expensive, racially discriminatory and counter-productive. But hard-liners claim that crime is down because more criminals are behind bars. Meantime, is Attorney General Holder late to the gate when it comes to reforming the justice system?
Banner image: Artist's rendering of the promised "bullet train." California High-Speed Rail Authority
More Slow-Downs for High-Speed Rail ()
Construction of California's new high-speed rail system was supposed to be underway by now, and LA Metro is already preparing Union Station to make the connection. But will there be anything to connect with. We get some background from Roger Rudick, with KCRW's Independent Producer Project, and speak with reporter Ralph Vartabedian who's been following the story for the Los Angeles Times.
'Never-Built' Santa Monica Resort Island ()
Inspired by the Never-Built show at the Architecture and Design Museum in mid-Wilshire, Matt Holzman has reported on a series of projects that could have been but never will. Today, it's all about Santa Monica.
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