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A man who delivered medical supplies to victims of Haiti's earthquake is now delivering supplies and care to people here in LA. We talk with Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical and local medical leaders. We also hear about Proposition 16, which would make it harder for cities and counties to get into the electricity business. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, BP says it's responsible for whatever cleanup the Gulf oil spill requires.  As the slick moves closer to shore, we hear what could be in store for wildlife, economic interests and America's continuing appetite for energy.

Banner image: Patients receive free dental care at a clinic sponsored by Tennessee-based nonprofit RAM, in Los Angeles on April 28, 2010. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Main Topic The Gulf Oil Spill: The Environment, the Economy and the Politics 27 MIN, 38 SEC

The Gulf Oil Spill: The Environment, the Economy and the PoliticsFor almost two weeks, the Gulf Coast has been in a state of high anxiety, as the oil slick gets closer and closer to shore and grows larger and larger. We speak with industry experts and environmentalists.

Mark Schleifstein, Times-Picayune (@mschleifsteintp)
Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor, American Petroleum Institute
Tyson Slocum, Director of Public Citizen's Energy Program
Robert Bryce, Manhattan Institute (@pwrhungry)
Wesley Warren, Director of Programs, NRDC
Michael A. Levi, Council on Foreign Relations (@levi_m)

Main Topic LA's Continuing Medical Crisis 17 MIN, 45 SEC

As a bush pilot in the Amazon Basin, Stan Brock first saw the suffering of people without access to medical services. He started Remote Area Medical to provide service in developing countries.  Since 1992, he's also been focused on the United States, where the same problem exists. Since last Tuesday, Remote Medical Services has been at the Sports Arena in downtown Los Angeles.  Today's the last day. We speak with Brock and other caregivers about the ongoing need for affordable medical care.

Stan Brock, Remote Area Medical
Abbe Land, Saban Free Clinic
Carol Meyer, Chief Network Officer, LA County Department of Health Services

Reporter's Notebook What Does Prop 16 Mean for Utilities, Consumers? 8 MIN, 9 SEC

Today's Daily News calls Proposition 16 "a self-serving initiative funded by a company that wants to protect its territory and profits from encroachment by competitors." The editorial is not a criticism, but a defense of the measure, put up by Northern California massive public utility, PG&E, which is spending $35 million dollars on it. The encroaching competitors are cities and counties. The syndicated columns of Tom Elias appear in many local papers, including the Daily News.

Thomas Elias, syndicated columnist and author


Warren Olney

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