Obama's Green Team and the California Connection

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Barack Obama wants massive spending for infrastructure, green technology and 2.5 million jobs. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, what are the benefits—and the risks—of what he calls a "jolt" to the flagging economy? Then, Obama says California leads the nation on energy and the environment, and backs that up with appointments to his cabinet and the White House.  Also, Jewish organizations in Los Angeles fall victim to a massive Ponzi scheme in New York, and LA’s most successful anti-gang program needs money.

Banner image: US President-elect Barack Obama walks to the podium to give a press conference on energy and the environment with vice president-elect Joe Biden. With him are Lisa Jackson (L), nominated as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Carol Browner (2L) as the White House 'climate czar' overseeing the battle against global warming. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images