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Columnist James Flanigan Details Why SoCal Should be Economic Model for the Future

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Aired 4/20/09

Maureen Cavanaugh: It's been a while since Southern California got some respect.  All the rest of the nation hears about us is brushfires, water shortages and Governor Schwarzenegger.  And, when California does get some props for brains or innovation, it's usually the folks up north in Silicon Valley or San Francisco that get all the credit.  That's why it's especially satisfying to welcome economic writer James Flanigan to These Days this morning.  Mr. Flanigan has written a book that holds up Southern California as an example to the rest of the nation, and it's mostly a very fine example, of a new "global" region.

James Flanigan will be discussing Smile Southern California: You're the Center of the Universe this Saturday, April 4th, at 7pm at D.G. Wills Bookstore in La Jolla .

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