Wed, Feb 18, 2009 -- 9:00 AM
Stimulating CaliforniaDownload audio (MP3)
As California struggles to close its budget gap, state officials are eagerly awaiting money from the federal stimulus bill just signed by President Obama. White House officials say the $26 billion being sent to California will help shore up education, restart construction projects and create almost 400,000 jobs.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, Anderson School of Management
- Marc Lifsher, business reporter for The Los Angeles Times' Sacramento bureau
- Phil Angelides, chairman of Apollo Alliance, a coalition of organizations dedicated to creating jobs in the clean energy industry
- Sarah Varney, reporter for KQED Public Radio's "The California Report"