Will a New Pentagon Program Lift the LA Economy?

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It's one of the biggest contracts in Pentagon history. Northrup-Grumman has won the right to build 100 new stealth bombers in Palmdale, which is celebrating predictions of thousands of new jobs after years of economic decline. But, even though overruns could push production costs over $80 billion, it doesn't mean a return to the halcyon days of 25 years ago. But does the Air Force really need 100 new bombers?

Later on the program, why are Los Angeles City Council members trying to stop pot shops from signing up to pay taxes? 

Photo: Matthew Hmoud

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Andrea Brody