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The sponsors of Proposition 23 on next month's ballot say it's all about jobs.  Governor Schwarzenegger says it's all about the ability of black-hearted oil companies "to pollute and protect their profits." We hear about the measure and what Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman said last night about greenhouse gases and the green economy. Also, the end of criminal charges in Italy against a former curator of the Getty Museum.  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the rescue of 33 miners in northwestern Chile has been going well.  We hear how it was put together, what the miners face in the future and much more.

Banner image: Emissions-producing diesel trucks and cars pass non-polluting windmills along the 10 freeway on near Banning, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Main Topic Proposition 23 Dissected 18 MIN, 3 SEC

Los Angeles businesses are divided over Proposition 23, a measure that would postpone the implementation of AB 32, the greenhouse gas law that Governor Schwarzenegger sees as his legacy. Different polls show different results for where it now stands with the voters. Neither Jerry Brown nor Meg Whitman is supporting Prop 23, but Whitman says that, if she’s elected, she’ll postpone AB 32 for a year. Jerry Brown disputes Whitman’s claim that AB 32 would cost jobs in 97% of the economy, saying rather that it will help create new jobs in the developing green economy.

Margot Roosevelt, Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Howard Fine, Reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal
Bob Stern, Center for Governmental Studies

Reporter's Notebook Charges Dropped for former Getty Curator Marion True 8 MIN, 11 SEC

As the antiquities curator of the Getty Museum, Marion True was the first American museum official to face foreign charges of conspiring to traffic in looted art. One co-defendant, Giacomo Medici, was convicted on related charges. Another, Robert Hecht, is still on trial. But the trial of True has ended without a verdict. Jason Felch is a reporter for the LA Times and the co-author of the forthcoming book, Chasing Aphrodite, on the Getty scandal.

Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times (@jasonfelch)

Chasing Aphrodite

Jason Felch

Main Topic Will the Saga of Trapped Miners Have a Happy Ending? 25 MIN, 37 SEC

As of 3pm this afternoon in Chile, 18 miners had been pulled from the underground chamber where they were trapped when the Mina San José collapsed more than two months ago. At that time, there were 15 miners left to go. (By the time this rebroadcast airs, all 33 miners had been brought to safety.)

Philip Sherwell, Americas Reporter, Daily Telegraph
Michael Duncan, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Jeffrey Kluger, Science Editor, Time Magazine
Eduardo Arriagada, Professor of Communications, Chilean Catholic University
Phil Smith, Director of Communications, United Mine Workers of America

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