The water's running and the lights are still on, but America's biggest municipal utility is in trouble. The fifth general manger in seven years has resigned, and the powerful boss of its biggest union has been subpoenaed to testify about how $40 million in public money is being spent. What is he hiding? If Mayor Garcetti can't get the money accounted for, where's the City Council? We hear some questions that are begging for answers. Also, a sculpture of a mushroom cloud is designed to warn against the horrors of nuclear war. Can the City of Santa Monica afford to save it?
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, from Pope Francis to President Obama to Republicans including Paul Ryan and Rand Paul, it's time to focus on income inequality. Can Democrats and Republicans even agree on extending benefits to the long-term unemployed? What about increasing the minimum wage?
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