Producer, 'The Organist'
FROM Jenna Weiss-Berman
Episode 49: The Voice Teacher Barbara Maier started giving singing lessons to musical theater singers and cantors at Hebrew Union college. Then she became the go-to singing teacher for the downtown NYC queer, performance, and rock scenes, including Debbie Harry, Diamanda Galas, Kathleen Hanna, Penny Arcade, and many others.
Episode 30: Rapping Taipei An interview with novelist Tao Lin on the pace of his speaking, with interjections from musicians Kool AD and Kitty and a short discussion with critic Christian Lorentzen. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.
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?
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.”
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.