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Thursday, March 4, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:39
One step forward, two steps back: Get ready for an icy February jobs report
While no one has suggested that the tide of job losses had reversed course, there was some small glimmers of hope in the jobs reports at the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. Whatever gains were made over the past three months are almost certain to be wiped out when February’s job report is published on Friday—Goldman Sachs predicts the economy will lost as many as 100,000 jobs in February, and that the national unemployment rate will nudge closer to 10%. Democrats and the White House are already blaming lousy weather on the inflated job losses while Republicans say it’s the continued ineffectiveness of the Obama Administration’s job creation policies. Who is to blame and when will the bleeding stop?
1:41 – 1:58:30
Annette Bening in “The Female of the Species”
Patt talks with actress Annette Bening about her role in the farcical play “The Female of the Species,” currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.
Annete Bening, Academy Award & Golden Globe-nominated actress
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2:06 – 2:30
Gross misconduct? LA County Probation Department ignores abuses
The LA Times conducted an investigation of the Los Angeles County Probation Department and discovered that roughly 170 employees have engaged in misconduct ranging from sexual abuse to excessive force. Yet despite their inappropriate action, the employees remain gainfully employed and have suffered no disciplinary action. Department officials confirm the abuses but claim they simply do not have the resources to take punitive action. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has ordered an independent investigation due to what one board member calls, “a failure to implement discipline across the board”.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske, reporter, LA Times
She was one of the reporters who broke the story
The Board of Supervisors is launching an independent review of the Probation Department.
Cal Remington, interim chief, Los Angeles County Probation Department
2:30 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy
The firm Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) is hiring active CIA employees to place as “deception detectors” in the private sector for places like Goldman Sachs, and SAC Capital Advisors. Are these moonlighting operatives sharing their top-secret CIA training in interrogation techniques, polygraph analysis, interviewing and more with the corporate world? Does this create a conflict of interest? Is anyone watching the ones trained to watch us? Patt talks with Eamon Javers author of, “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy” about CIA agents peddling their skills for salary.
Eamon Javers, author of “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy”
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