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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas on 'Which Way, L.A.?' with Warren Olney

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Discusses Child Welfare and Confidentiality in LA County on 'Which Way, L.A.?'

Child Welfare Records: The Latest LA Confidential (7:07PM)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said yesterday, “The obsession with leaks… exceeds the obsession with child deaths.” He was the lone dissenter in a 4-to-1 vote to investigate what was called the “inappropriate disclosure of confidential child welfare information.” At issue is a series in the LA Times on the deaths of children in families that are supposed to be under the scrutiny of the County’s child welfare officials. Dissenter Zev Yaroslavsky said after the vote, “all the energy that is spent on that is energy that is not spent on trying to figure out what’s going wrong in the Department of Children and Family Services.” We hear from a Times reporter , Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who voted for the investigation, and an advocate of open government.

Guests:

Garrett Therolf: Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Mark Ridley-Thomas: LA County Supervisor
Terry Francke: General Counsel, Californians Aware

AUDIO: KCRW's Warren Olney Interviews Supervisor Ridley-Thomas About A Pilot Program To Combat Gang Violence

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas was interviewed yesterday by Warren Olney on Which Way, L.A.? about a $1.1 million pilot program to combat gang violence in the County. The audio of the Supervisor’s interview appears below or listen to the entire podcast on the KCRW website.