Cash for Clunkers Running on Fumes

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California car dealers want to see “Cash for Clunkers” re-funded. We get a progress report on negotiations with the US Senate. Also, a local judge takes a controversial case away from the jury, and a film critic says the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is making its own problems worse. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, forget about being labeled as “soft on crime,” states all over the country are cutting back on prisons. A 20-year crackdown has contributed to a $100-billion financial shortfall.  Are there cheaper alternatives that still protect public safety?  Will the crisis lead to reform?

Banner image: Cars traded in as part of the federal 'Cash For Clunkers' program are parked at the Galpin Ford in Los Angeles. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images



Warren Olney