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Bank Problems, Presidential Race, UCAN Funding

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Aired 4/19/09

Audio posted Friday afternoon.

Customers waited for hours at IndyMac bank branches across Southern California to withdraw their funds from the failing bank. Why are IndyMac customers withdrawing their funds, and how safe is the money you have in your savings account?

Plus, a satirical New Yorker magazine cover inspired outrage from the Obama c38aign. Later in the week, both presidential candidates traded jabs over foreign policy differences. What's the latest news on the presidential race, and how are the candidates refining their messages for the general election?

And, a Union-Tribune editorial focusing on the funding sources for the Utility Consumers' Action Network, or UCAN, drew sharp criticism from the organization's executive director, Michael Shames. How is UCAN funded, and how much money has the consumer watchdog group saved for San Diego ratepayers?

Guests

  • Tim McClain , editor of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine .
  • John Warren , editor and publisher of San Diego Voice & Viewpoint .
  • Bob Kittle , editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune editorial page.

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