Measure L: Who Hates Libraries?

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All 73 public libraries in the City of LA are closed two days a week, depriving residents of an all-American service that goes back to Ben Franklin. Measure L on next week's ballot would provide new library money without raising taxes. But opponents say that's the rub.  We hear both sides of Measure L.  Also, how the Lakers' new deal with Time Warner will hit the pocketbooks of cable subscribers who don't even care about basketball, and the race to replace Councilman Greig Smith. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, peaceful protesters are overthrowing governments and raising hopes for new freedoms in the Muslim World. Will al Qaeda and other violent extremists just fade away or live to exploit the likely chaos if high expectations are disappointed?

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Katie Cooper