June 24, 2010 -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill heard from the CEOs of five mortgage lenders today about whether a federal program to help homeowners facing foreclosure is working.
KPCC's Kitty Felde reports that Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier of San Mateo used the opportunity to tell the head of JP Morgan Chase that she's been getting complaints about his company's loan modification program. Hear her describe one of them:
Speier says she has two staffers that deal with nothing but loan and foreclosure problems of constituents. She says they have had trouble getting through on Chase's toll-free help line.
Immigration has been a very hot topic of late, and now Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" is taking it on in that typical Colbert-esque way. Farm workers are teaming up with the show's host to challenge unemployed Americans to take their jobs.
Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm workers says workers are tired of being blamed for taken the jobs of citizens. The UFW is challenging the unemployed who are here legally to apply for some of the thousands of agricultural jobs available with state agencies. All applicants need to do is fill out an online form and they'll be trained and connected to farms. More than half the nation's farm workers are in the U.S. illegally, according to the Labor Department.
You can find out more about the program here. And see it on the Colbert Report on July 8th.
It was quite a shock for students at a Culver City High School graduation party last night when Dr. Dre and Timbaland showed up to the soiree. Dr. Dre introduced Timabaland who performed the songs "The Way I Are," "Carry Out" and "Say Something" in the gymnasium.
Students had no idea that the hip-hop artists were the guests of honor. The surprise performance was sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Interscope Records who have partnered with the aim of improving digital sound quality.
The event was taped for an online documentary and HP donated $10,000 worth of gear to the school.
Watch the video for Timbaland's "The Way I Are":