It is election season again with a June 8 Primary coming up next month. We delve into Orange County, California economics
with David Lang, who is seeking to become the next Orange County Treasurer and Tax Collector. We talk with long-time
accountant Lang, a long-time community college trustee, about what this position entails and why the two tasks are lumped
together. What are the risky investments he would avoid? And what is the legacy of the Orange County bankruptcy of a decade
or so ago.
We'll also ask him what he means by arguing that the OC investment "focus must be on return of principal over return
on principal"? See his bio.
In the second half of the program, we hope to bring you another episode of National Radio Project's Making Contact program,
this one on: Tax the Rich, Help Save America? There's a tax revolt movement going on -- to tax the rich!
The Making Contact program features:
Jim McDermott, Oregon lawyer; Chuck Sheketoff, Oregon Center for Public Policy Executive Director; Jon Shure, Center on Budget
& Policy Priorities Deputy Director; Marcy Westerling, Rural Organizing Project, Scappoose Executive Director; Marcy
Westerling, Rural Organizing Project Executive Director; Tom Duley, Alabama Arise board chairman; Kimble Forrister, Alabama
Arise coordinator; Gwendolyn Gray, Alabama Arise member; Steven Hill, Political Reform Program Director at the New America
Foundation & author of ‘Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age’.
The show airs Monday 10 May 2010 from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County, Calif., and is simulcast via href="http://kuci.org">kuci.org.