The City of Los Angeles has begun the process of laying off workers, even though it will cost taxpayers more than it saves, at least for the moment. Also, the campaign for Governor is heating up with Republican Meg Whitman and supporters of Democrat Jerry Brown exchanging TV attack ads. Brown is promising he'll "go to the people" with ballot measures for spending cuts and tax increases. Sound familiar? Plus, a 200-page, $18-a-copy quarterly magazine has debuted in Los Angeles. Can a print publication survive the assault of the digital age? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, an alleged network of Russians posing as ordinary Americans sounds like the parody of a spy novel or a Hollywood satire. We hear about invisible ink, buried money and something called "steganography."
Local Layoffs, State Politics and an Adventure in Print
From this Episode:
Can a Printed Literary Magazine Thrive in LA?
We've heard a lot about the end of print journalism, printed essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry and portrait writing. Now some veteran editors and journalists are going...
Russian Spies in American Suburbs: Shades of the Cold War?
The accused paymaster of what the FBI calls Russia's "deep cover" spy ring in the United States skipped bail in Cyprus today. US officials reportedly were astonished when...
Broken Budget Leads to Layoffs in Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles is laying off 232 employees today, down from 278 last week, mostly in libraries and childcare centers, after a last minute delaying move was turned...