Summer Jobs in a Recovering Economy

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Two-thirds of American teenagers say they want summer jobs, but only a quarter can find them. As Los Angeles struggles out of recession, companies that want to hire three kids are getting 300 resumes. We talk with young people about the challenges they face and hear about the LA Chamber of Commerce's mock hiring process that provides a certificate signed by the Mayor. Also, what if the US Supreme Court dismisses the challenge to Proposition 8? Some lawyers contend that same-sex marriage would be legal in California. Others say that might only be true for four people—or maybe two counties at most.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, when the Presidents of the US and China sit down Friday in Rancho Mirage, the agenda will include cyberwarfare. China has a well-established culture of computer hacking and the US wants to establish rules for the game. Will it be like détente with the Soviet Union or is the ultimate issue control of the Internet? Also, a writer with hope for Mexico despite death threats and disappointment.book.jpg

 

Banner image: Mayor Villaraigosa (C) with several students who've benefited by the Hire LA Youth program

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Sonya Geis, Anna Scott