Is It Graffiti? Is It Advertising? Or Is It Art?

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Los Angeles is widely known as the street-mural capital of the world, but murals have been illegal for almost 10 years. The law makes no distinctions between art, graffiti or commercial advertising, and city contractors have rubbed out or painted over some very popular, even historical, works. Now the City Council is taking another look. Also,  America's first unionized carwash -- in Santa Monica. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the US is withdrawing troops from Iraq. What's it leaving behind?

Banner image: How and Nosm, twins from Germany, Heartship. Photo by Daniel Lahoda

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Warren Olney