FROM Elizabeth Catte
Why is Appalachia so misunderstood? Elizabeth Catte is a historian from east Tennessee. People in Appalachia voted Donald Trump into office. But the popular conception of that region as a backwards, racist place is wrong, according to one historian from east Tennessee. She explains why the hillbilly narrative persists.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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.