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Friday, September 24, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:30 - 1:58:30
DWP reform, jobs, clean air and traffic reduction - LA's City Council President is on it all
There is no shortage of issues confronting the L.A. City Council—the state is still without a budget, impacting tax revenues that should be coming back into the city’s general fund; the effort to reform the DWP, mostly by bringing more transparency to the agency and installing a consumer advocate watchdog, continues amid much debate; and job growth in the city remains stagnant. These are just the big ticket items, but there are plenty of smaller issues that still negatively affect the residents of
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council President representing Council District 13
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2:06 – 2:58:30—FOR SPECIAL WEB COVERAGE, GO TO WWW.KPCC.ORG/FOSTERCARE
Fostering the most vital safety net: the problems, and potential fixes, of
Too many children too easily fall through the cracks of society—unwanted or uncared for by parents who are either unwilling or unable to parent, foster kids are among the most vulnerable members of society and arguably most in need of a solid social safety net. The safety net has some gaping holes in it, and while controversial deaths of children in
Andrew Bridge, director of Child Welfare Initiative in Los Angeles, former foster youth (age 7 – 18), author of Hopes Boy (memoir about his experience in foster care), former Executive Director of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, former Fulbright Scholar, and graduate of Harvard Law School.
David Ambroz, Executive Director of the Los Angeles City College Foundation, member of the California Child Welfare Council and a former foster youth.
Leslie Heimov (HIGH- mauve), Executive Director, Children’s Law Center, Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, appointed to Child Welfare Counsel.
Trayvon Walker, foster reform advocate and former foster youth
Janis Spire, Chief Executive Officer, The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Laura Faer, Directing Attorney, Children’s Rights Project, Public Counsel
Daniel Heimpel, Director, Fostering Media Connections and freelance journalist. He has covered foster care for the LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle and Newsweek.
George White, foster youth
Lola Bell, Zaneta Bell, Shimia Gray, Clarence Wade, Avery Bankston, former foster youths
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