Patt Morrison for May 4, 2006

UC Executive Compensation

A report released this week by California's State Auditor Elaine Howle, highlights the compensation irregularities in the publicly-funded University of California system. The state report is the latest in a series of probes highlighting irregularities in how the 10-campus system rewards its leaders. The audit drew sharp responses from legislators and even brought up the debate over the compensation for CSU's Barry Munitz who teaches one class at a salary of $163,000. In a publicly funded university system, what is fair compensation for talent? Patt Morrison is joined by Elaine Howle, California State Auditor, Paul Schwartz, Spokesman for the University of California's President's Office, and Linnea Bernard McCord, Associate Professor of Business Law at the Garziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University.
Is U.S. foreign policy achieving our long-held strategic aim to create a more peaceful and democratic world? Or is it actually undermining it? In her latest book, Friendly Fire (PublicAffairs), author Julia E. Sweig argues that for the last 60 years America has sown the seeds of its own decline in the eyes of the world. Sweig joins host Patt Morrison to talk about her new book and to share her views on how U.S. relations with other countries have devolved, and why.

The Loh Life

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