FROM Greg Lindsay
LAX, Finally — New and Improved Readers of Travel and Leisure magazine ranked LAX America's second-worst airport after New York's LaGuardia. At today's opening of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, designed to compete with some of the best airports in the world, Mayor Eric Garcetti observed, "Now more than 8 million international travelers a year will have the best first and last impression we can give of our city: stunning synchronized video, last-minute shopping that rivals Rodeo Drive, and the best food of our city, right here." One of today's visitors to the new terminal is Frances Anderton, host of KCRW's Design and Architecture.
Engineering Serendipity If creativity could be bottled it would be bestseller. And that’s exactly what companies are trying to do – use data analysis and workspace planning to enable the serendipitous encounters that result in the Eureka moments that create bonanzas for company. But is creativity something that can be contrived by design or by algorithm? Greg Lindsay says maybe.
Santa Monica Airport Endangering Residents Last week, the FAA told LAX to clean up its act and get on with expanding its northern runway. Tomorrow , residents near the Santa Monica Airport will be telling the FAA to clean up its act. They claim the agency has waived its own rules by allowing more and more bigger executive jets to takeoff and land within two-hundred and fifty feet of homes.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?