FROM Betsy Moyer
Betsy on Campus with Google Glass Google Glass is in its alpha, as in first, phase of testing and Google cleverly created interest by inviting people to compete to try out Glass, and then charged $1500 for the privilege. Among those who won the opportunity was KCRW’s very own digital content director, Betsy Moyer. She has been testing the product, and recently exited our basement to face the world wearing her glass, videotaping and recording as she walked.
Google Glass In case you’ve been out of the tech news loop recently, Google Glass – singular -- looks and sounds like some sci-fi spectacles. But it doesn’t aid your eyesight. Rather, Glass gives and takes information. It is a wraparound frame that dangles a mini-screen near your right eye, and can deliver instant web notifications, or, with a tap or a voice-command, it can take photos and video. On the show, Bianca Bosker and Betsy Moyer discuss everything from the aesthetics (they both chose a "shale"-colored frame, though Betsy would have liked hot pink) and the feel of the screen that suspended just above ones right eye (it can cause a bit of eyestrain at first). They also address the big issues: the point of the device and privacy.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?