Monday June 4th LA Business Today
Denny Zane is executive Director of Move LA. One of the regions leading experts on transit Denny Zane talks to Bob Jimenez about Mayor Villariagosa's ambitious transit expansion. Will the Mayor's legacy be about transit? Measure R would create a tax to continue the transit legacy of this administration.
Dr. David Keen, Prosthodonitics dentistryOne of the key ingredients to good health is a healthy mouth. With the economic challenges facing so many families dental health care is often neglected. Dr. David Keen has a thriving dentistry business taking care of the teeth of some of Hollywood's biggest stars. But, he's also concerned about the children in Los Angeles who don't have good dental care. Sharon Jimenez talks to Dr. David Keen about taking care of your mouth even in a bad economy.
Monday June 11th, 2012
Heather Szerlag, Researcher Airport SEIU-USWW)
Sharon Jimenez talks to Heather Szerlag about the working conditions at LAX that is creating concern for the safety of workers. 200 private companies hire 5000 employees at LAX for jobs that range from cleaning cabins to escorting disabled passengers to working beneath the wings of the jets that keep LA moving. Trouble at LAX means business challenges for the region.
Bobby Hines, International Trade Specialist, US Dept.Commerce
Bob Jimenez interviews Bobby Hines, International Trade Specialist, at the US Department of commerce about the global trade business connecting importers and exporters to the Los Angeles marketplace.
Monday, June 18th, 2012
Corky 'Hal' Kessler, Entertainment attorney, Deutsch, Levy & Engel
Sharon Jimenez talks to Corky 'Hal' Kessler about tax credit incentives and why California remains in a state of flight of 'independent film production' as other states & countries grab the business that once was home to LA in a nearly a century of filmmaking. Kessler has written a box on tax credit incentives and will soon launch a major new film competition here in LA that could bring the city new business in film production.
Alex Barder, Managing Partner, Strategic Film Partners
Bob Jimenez talks to Alex Barder about the financing of film projects that originate in LA and how the marketplace is changing quickly in distribution of product. Chasing the film dollar is not easy for anyone in the film arts business but one thing is sure: Distribution is key.
Monday June 25th 2012
Dr. John E. Deasy, Superintendent of Schools/Los Angeles Unified Public Schools
Dr. Deasy talks to co-host Sharon Jimenez about the fight to stop the elimination of jobs by passing a parcel tax in Los Angeles. Deasy says property owners would pay a flat parcel tax that would be temporary to keep LAUSD from laying off additional staff.
Dr. Octavio Marin, National Association of Latino Independent Producers/Signature Program Director.
Bob Jimenez interviews Dr. Octavio Marin a dentist turned director of America's leading association of Latino independent producers. Marin is based in Los Angeles and says the program he heads is providing Latinos with the training they need and the networking necessary to be filling jobs in film production in Hollywood and wherever runaway production takes the producers.