Urban Planning doctoral student John Scott-Railton has embarked on an ambitious and unusual fact-gathering summer project—creating his own aerial photography apparatus involving a remote control camera hoisted to high-flying kites.
"Aerial photography is generally quite expensive," says Scott-Railton, "which is what inspired me to think about creating a low-cost alternative."
On NPR’s Morning Edition, Ari Shapiro interviews Amy Zegart on the value of presidential commissions, especially under the Obama administration.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposes a tax exemption for new businesses in L.A., while announcing that the recent expansion of an enterprise zone in East Los Angeles helped convince a large pharmaceutical company to remain in the area.
Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, added “This policy is sound and a very effective way for Los Angeles to demonstrate it wants to support business.”
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Daniel J.B. Mitchell talks to the CBS Evening News regarding California's budget cuts (at 10 min.)