FROM Eli Broad
Eli Broad: the Multi-Billionaire Who's Shaping Los Angeles On page one of Chapter One in his new book, Eli Broad reminds readers he build two Fortune 500 companies in two different industries from the ground up. He says the $6 billion he earned in business has allowed him to finance education reform, two world-class art collections and cutting-edge biomedical research. In the introduction, his friend and fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg says Broad has helped shape Los Angeles into a cultural and architectural capital. They both agree that the book's title describes how he's done it. It's called Eli Broad : the Art of Being Unreasonable.
Eli Broad to the Rescue The nation's best Museum of Contemporary Art has spent down its endowment to meet operating expenses. That's led to an investigation by the California State Attorney General. The LA County Museum of Art offered a merger , but today MOCA's trustees declined. They accepted a deal from MOCA’s founding chairman, philanthropist Eli Broad . He will match the contributions of others up to $15 million and provide another $3 million a year for five years to fund exhibitions.
LA Charter Schools Reap $6.5 Million Boon From Broad Last year Eli Broad gave ten million dollars to Green Dot Charter Schools . Today, he came up with 6 million for the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools . LA Unified already has one-hundred and three charter schools, more than any other district in the United States has. Tonight, we speak with Eli Broad.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.