Producer, 'Press Play'
Producer, 'Press Play'
What's the future of the LA Times? The Los Angeles Times' new publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn, along with new interim executive editor Jim Kirk discuss their plans for a newspaper that has been battered by years of layoffs. How do they see the paper competing against the New York Times and the Washington Post? How will the LA Times cover Los Angeles?
What road diets mean for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians ‘Road diets’ is the term for removing car traffic lanes in favor of bike lanes, parking, or larger sidewalks. Advocates say reducing car lanes on some busy streets means fewer accidents. But some drivers say the increased commuting time is unbearable and residential streets are now bearing the burden.
Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown is optimistic about black stories on TV Sterling K. Brown won an Emmy for portraying Christopher Darden in “The People v. OJ Simpson.” He’s nominated again for his role as Randall Pearson on “This Is Us.” He joins us to talk about his work.
What does Bannon's departure mean for the White House and right-wing media? Steve Bannon was fired today, or quit, or left by mutual agreement -- depending on who you ask. We look at his time in the White House, the right-wing media environment he helped create, and whatever his future may be.
Zealous, terrifying women: Ann Dowd on her Emmy-nominated performances Ann Dowd earned two Emmy nominations this year. In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she plays Aunt Lydia, a religious zealot who indoctrinates the handmaids. In “The Leftovers,” she plays Patti Levin, a cult leader who wants the world to live in perpetual mourning.
Trump's rise and America's fall President Donald Trump gave a startling, off-the-cuff press conference Tuesday, blaming “both sides” for recent violence in Charlottesville, and describing protesters opposed to white supremacists as “very violent.” That scene caused some to wonder how we got here.
Trump's off-the-cuff news conference: Alt-left, neo-Nazis and Charlottesville This afternoon, President Trump defended his initial response to the violence in Charlottesville, saying he needs all the facts before making a statement. He said there was blame on "both sides." He described some protesters opposed to the white supremacists as “very violent." And he wondered aloud about the removal of confederate statues.
The White House and white supremacy after Charlottesville violence It took President Trump two days to directly condemn white supremacists after they rampaged through Charlottesville, Virginia, inciting violence. One woman was killed and two state troopers died in a related accident.
How an amateur cyclist uncovered Russia's massive doping scheme Bryan Fogel wanted to find out how Lance Armstrong never failed a drug test despite doping. He found a Russian scientist who told him how to do it to himself. Then he helped reveal a massive doping scandal.
What do North Koreans think about Trump's saber rattling? President Trump’s impromptu threat of hitting North Korea with fire and fury on Tuesday launched 48 hours of breaking news coverage: Montages of missiles detonating, and graphics painting Trump and Kim Jong Un as mortal enemies.
Google's diversity problem Google has fired engineer James Damore, who wrote an internal memo saying “biological causes” are partially to blame for the low numbers of women in tech. Damore has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. Google is also under investigation for paying female employees less.
Is this the most Evangelical White House ever? Pastor Ralph Drollinger runs a weekly bible study in the White House. About a dozen Cabinet members attend, as well as the CIA Director and Attorney General. President Trump doesn’t make it, but he receives a copy of the Pastor’s teachings every week.
Attorney General cracks down on leakers Jeff Sessions says the Department of Justice is open for business when it comes to ferreting out leakers, and he says he may also go after the press. He’s also instructed prosecutors to accept fewer plea deals and go for maximum sentences.
What we learn from transcript of Trump and Pena Nieto call A transcript of a phone call between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto is getting attention today. Trump says the border wall is not the top issue between the two countries. And he asked Pena Nieto to stop saying publically that Mexico wouldn’t pay for the border wall.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.
What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad? President Trump is wrapping up his Mideast and European tour. We find out what he has accomplished -- good and bad -- and look at what he faces when he comes home.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”