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Podcast: The next U.S. Ambassador to India could be the Mayor of LA.  Huh?

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is part of the City of Angels political royalty. His father was a former public prosecutor. Eric Garcetti won his last election with over 80% of the vote. There were even rumors that he would run for president in 2020. Now there is speculation that the Biden administration will appoint Garcetti as the US ambassador to India. And the people from Kolkata to Calexico say … huh? Him?

Today we speak to LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, who says Garcetti’s ambition might actually make him fit for the job, and former city council candidate Dinesh Lakhanpal, who is open to the job. idea, even if he is a little skeptical.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: LA Times columnist Steve Lopez and Indo-American businessman and former city council candidate Dinesh Lakhanpal

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