Uncertainty in South Asia; Big Trouble at LA City Hall

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Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel is the latest to call for the Mayor and the City Council to make a plan based on priorities, rather than laying off workers and waiting to see who’s left. Is there a better way? We talk with Gruel and Council President Eric Garcetti. Also, there might be good news for the US in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, but that conclusion is open to different interpretations. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear about conflicting interests in those countries, in India and within the Taliban and what they might mean for bringing troops home from Afghanistan.

Banner image: The Los Angeles Convention Center, just one of the facilities being considered for sale by city officials who are trying to balance a growing deficit.

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Christian Bordal