California Leads the Call for a Boycott of Arizona

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In 1992, Arizona's then-Governor Evan Mecham cancelled Martin Luther King Day and made insensitive comments about minorities and women. The result was an organized decline in tourism and cancellation of numerous conventions and concerts. An upcoming Super Bowl was moved to another state. Now, Arizona's new immigration law has led to calls for similar retribution. The law requires Arizona police to determine if people are in the US illegally and demand that suspects show their papers. Councilwoman Janice Hahn wants the City of Los Angeles to “refrain from conducting business with the state of Arizona.” We speak with Hahn and others.

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Guests:
Janice Hahn - US Congress (D-CA) - @Rep_JaniceHahn, Jim Nintzel - Tucson Weekly - @Nintzel, David Campos - Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Ira Mehlman - Federation for American Immigration Reform - @FAIRImmigration, Thomas A. Saenz - Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund - @ThomasASaenz

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Frances Anderton