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The winning design for Eli Broad's new museum across the street from Disney Hall has been unveiled. We hear from Broad, the architect and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. Also, Blue Shield of California is demanding up to 59 percent more from individual holders of insurance policies even though Anthem Blue Cross tried and failed to get 39 percent increases just last year. Plus, Jerry Brown's staff will include an unpaid job for his wife, Anne Gust Brown. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, tracking consumers on the Internet and selling detailed profiles is a $400 million business expected to double this year. Advertisers have real-time access even though users don't know. Will new privacy laws be needed to restore consumers' confidence?  Is there any good news about this kind of intrusion?

All images of the Broad Museum: © Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Producers:
Sonya Geis
Gary Scott
Christian Bordal

Reporter's Notebook Jerry Brown Assembles His Team 5 MIN, 44 SEC

Governor Jerry Brown's administration is beginning to take shape with several new appointments made public yesterday, including his wife, Anne Gust Brown, as an unpaid advisor. John Myers is Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. He also reports for the daily program, The California Report.

Guests:
John Myers, KQED (@johnmyers)

Main Topic Is There Such a Thing as Internet Privacy? 26 MIN, 42 SEC

Is There Such a Thing as Internet Privacy?The Wall Street Journal has now published 13 stories on one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet: spying on consumers.  Most users have no idea how much personal information is being gathered, packaged and sold — mainly to advertisers — without the users knowing what's going on.

Guests:
Scott Thurm, Wall Street Journal
Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum (@JulesPolonetsky)
Adam Lehman, Lotame Solutions (@AdamL)
Justin Brookman, Center for Democracy and Technology (@JustinBrookman)

Making News Enormous Healthcare Rate Hikes for Individual Policies 8 MIN, 26 SEC

Newly-elected State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones wants Blue Shield of California to delay rate increases of up to 59 percent on health insurance for individuals.  First reported last night, the hikes come less than a year since Anthem Blue Cross tried to get 39 percent and settled for up to 20 percent. Individual policy holders include those not covered by employer plans, the self-employed and the unemployed. Len Nichols is Professor of Health Policy at George Mason University.

Guests:
Len Nichols, Professor of Health Policy, George Mason University

Main Topic Grand Plans for Eli Broad's Grand Avenue Museum 12 MIN, 27 SEC

Billionaire, philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad today formally unveiled the winning design for the $130 million Broad Museum that will house his collection across Second Street from Disney Hall. 

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Exterior view of the Broad Museum

 

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Interior rendering of the public lobby

 

Special thanks to Sarah Spitz for production assistance on this segment.

Guests:
Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times (@hawthorneLAT)

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