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Brexit's Impact on Design 11 MIN, 44 SEC

On June 23, UK voters will decide on a possible Brexit – or Britain's exit – from the European Union. Among those that stand to be directly affected by the outcome of the vote are designers and manufacturers trading in Europe. What might a Brexit mean for their industry, and what could it mean for goods we buy here in the US? We talk to Christopher Farr, creative director of his own contemporary rug and design company with showrooms in West Hollywood and London.

Guests:
Christopher Farr, Christopher Farr (@farr_handmade)

More:
New York Times: British Fashion Takes a Stand against Brexit
Dazed: Decoding What a Brexit Might Mean for Fashion

Metro's Transit Funds 9 MIN, 16 SEC

Would you like to see better sidewalks or fixed lanes for autonomous cars? As Metro's Board prepares for a vote on a new transportation sales tax, Measure R2, we hear from two Angelenos on the future of our city's transportation: Jessica Meaney, managing director of Investing in Place, and Patrick Atwater, civic data scientist for ARGO Labs, about the future of LA transportation.

Guests:
Jessica Meaney, Investing in Place (@jessica_meaney)
Patrick Atwater, ARGO Labs (@patwater)

More:
Urbanize LA: Exploring Measure R2: The Next 50 Years of Los Angeles County Transit
Business Insider: The Future of Driverless Buses
Read an interview with Jessica Meaney on Streetsblog LA

Saving The Smell 6 MIN, 15 SEC

New construction and escalating land values across downtown LA have unforeseen consequences. For example, The Smell, a much-loved all-ages music venue, which has hosted noise, punk and experimental concerts for 17 years, was threatened with closure this May. The news sparked outrage mixed with anxiety that not all of the changes downtown are for the better. DnA producer Avishay Artsy has the story.


The Smell in downtown Los Angeles
Photo by Sean Dellorco/KCRW.

Guests:
Avishay Artsy, Producer, DnA: Design and Architecture (@heyavishay)

More:
Watch KCRW's video on The Smell
VICE: Why Embattled LA DIY Venue The Smell Is So Important
Los Angeles Times: With The Smell's Future Uncertain, LA's Music Scene Could Be Altered
GoFundMe campaign to save The Smell

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