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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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1:06 – 1:30
The battle over your water rate resumes: DWP to propose new rate increases
It was three months ago that the city of Los Angeles was almost brought to a stand still over a seemingly technical issue—while the City Council was fighting over proposed water rates by the Department of Water & Power, Mayor Villaraigosa threatened to shut down major city services over a delayed payment from DWP into the City’s general fund. To the average Angelino it would have appeared to be a bizarre turf battle between DWP, the City Council and the Mayor, except that there was a real impact on regular end users of water and power. The standoff in February ended with an agreement to delay any decision until June, and right on schedule the battle picks back up today as the DWP Board of Commissioners will vote on rate hikes that could increase the average user’s water bill by 4% – 6%. Adding fuel to the fire is a report from the City Controller that suggests the DWP was a less than honest broker about the state of their finances in February. What are the battle lines this time around?
Austin Beutner, interim General Manager of the Department of Water & Power; First Deputy Mayor & “jobs czar” for the Mayor of Los Angeles
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Eric Garcetti, Jan Perry or Bernard Parks, L.A. City Council members
1:30 - 1:39
1:41 – 1:58:30
A big new piece in the Autism puzzle raises more questions than answers
A consortium of over 120 doctors in 12 countries has released the world’s largest DNA scan for familial autism, identifying several new genes that appear to be linked to autism. The study, which examined the DNA of 996 children with autism spectrum disorder and of their parents and compared that data to the DNA of 1,287 matched controls, corroborates and provides stronger evidence of what experts already predicted. But the study also found new genetic changes in autistic children that were not present in their parents, furthering complicating scientists’ picture of autism spectrum disorder. We hear from one of the authors of the study about their findings and the direction of future research.
Dr. Stanley Nelson, Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Human Genetics at UCLA; Director of the
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2:06 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
Jean-Michel Cousteau dives into “My Father, The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau”
The legend and life of the most famous underwater explorer and Frenchman Jacques Cousteau lives on 100 years later after his birth. His ecological work and love of the ocean (he once said he made love to the sea, rather than attack it) made him into an international star. But to his sons Philippe and Jean-Michel, Cousteau was a stubborn and charismatic father who passed on his undying passion for adventure and the sea. In Jean-Michel Cousteau’s new book “My Father, The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau” comes a tale of who Cousteau was above the water and away from the cameras.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, founder and president of the Ocean Futures Society; executive producer of PBS television series “Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.” Cousteau authored the book “My Father, The Captain” with Daniel Paisner.
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