America's Financial Crisis and LA's Burst Water Mains

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Two more water mains broke last night. LA Times columnist Steve Lopez says, "It's like geyser park out there." As the City Council considers layoffs and furloughs, the Department of Water and Power wants another rate hike. We hear from defenders and critics. Also, the recession and unemployment in California. On our Rebroadcast of today's To the Point, it's been a year now since Lehman Brothers was allowed to go bankrupt, and the financial meltdown really got under way.  Since Barack Obama took over, has there been more continuity than change?   Could it happen all over again?

Banner image: Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talks to reporters near a 22-ton Los Angeles Fire Department fire truck protruding from a sinkhole on September 8, 2009 in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images



Warren Olney


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