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Thursday, February 4, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:39
A cyclers’ paradise—a private highway?
While city officials and the consults they employ painstakingly put together an outline for a meandering, complicated bike plan for southland cyclists, a group of bike enthusiasts have put together an innovative plan of their own. Imagine a network of long-distance bike routes (call them mini-freeways) with relatively few traffic lights and stop signs. I bet they can get from the valley to the Westside in twenty minutes. Ready to give up your car?
Mihai Peteu, L.A. Bike Working Group
1:41 – 1:58:30
Can the Saints change
For the first time ever the New Orleans Saints are in the Super Bowl, and Saints fans are beyond excited. But this historic moment has more meaning in the wake of Katrina. Drew Brees and the Saints have not only lifted spirits but have captured much-needed attention for some of the forgotten areas of
Patricia Jones, Executive Director of the 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association
Wendell Pierce, actor most recently played Detective Bunk Moreland on HBO’s “The Wire”; currently filming a new New Orleans-based series “Treme”; and a
2:06 – 2:30
You can say this much for R. Rex Parris, the Mayor of Lancaster—he doesn’t mince words and he stands by his beliefs. Last week Mayor Parris made waves beyond his desert community when, in his state of the city address, he called for Lancaster to grow as a “Christian community” and asked for voters to support a city ballot measure that would authorize daily prayers at city council meetings. Facing a barrage of criticism Mayor Parris has stood by his speech, accusing naysayers of seeking their “15 minutes of fame” at his expense. The Mayor is up for reelection in April—if his constituents in
R. Rex Parris, Mayor of
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2:30 – 2:58:30
Teen pregnancies, abortions on the rise: is it sex ed or media?
A report out from the Guttmacher Institute shows that teenage pregnancies and abortions began to rise in 2005 after more than a decade on the decline. Proponents of comprehensive sex education say it’s clear evidence of the failure of President Bush’s abstinence-only sex education in public schools, while abstinence-only advocates blame the sex-saturated media culture of today and claim the Guttmacher study is overly simplistic. What’s causing the trend and will new Obama administration policies reverse it?
Valerie Huber, Executive Director of the National Abstinence Education Association
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Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Karen Sternheimer, professor of sociology at USC; she’s the author of "Kids these Days: Facts and Fictions about Today's Youth" and most recently, "Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is not the Answer"
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