BP Oil Spill Puts Non-Profits in an Awkward Spot

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Tomorrow, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach will open a new attraction called the BP Sea Otter Habitat. You guessed it - the sponsor—to the tune of a million dollars is the same BP now responsible for what could be the worst oil spill in US history. But the Aquarium’s president, Jerry Schubel, told the LA Times, “it never occurred” to him to drop BP from the name of the new exhibit.

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Guest:
Elizabeth Boris - Director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Katie Cooper