Grand Plans for Eli Broad's Grand Avenue Museum
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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
Enormous Healthcare Rate Hikes for Individual Policies ()
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.
- Len Nichols: Professor of Health Policy, George Mason University
Grand Plans for Eli Broad's Grand Avenue Museum ()
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.
Exterior view of the Broad Museum
Interior rendering of the public lobby
Special thanks to Sarah Spitz for production assistance on this segment.
Jerry Brown Assembles His Team ()
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.
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.
- Scott Thurm: Senior Editor, Wall Street Journal
- Jules Polonetsky: Director, Future of Privacy Forum, @JulesPolonetsky
- Adam Lehman: Chief Operating Officer, Lotame Solutions, @AdamL
- Justin Brookman: Director of the Privacy Project, Center for Democracy and Technology, @JustinBrookman
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