FROM Kurt Hanson
D-Day for Webcasters Click Here to Listen/Right Click to Download Webcasters are supporting the Internet Radio Equality Act , which has garnered bipartisan support in the House as well as the Senate. In addition, they have filed appeals and a request for a stay with the US District Court in Washington, DC. If none of these tactics succeed, webcasters will be required to send checks to Sound Exchange , the collection agency for the record companies and the artists, on July 15. Rates are retroactive to 2006. KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour joins Pandora , Live365 , Yahoo , AccuRadio , indie webcaster BAGeL Radio and public radio station WAMU /Washington, DC to describe the effects that the new rates will have on their ability to stream and to serve audiences online. More KCRW Copyright Royalty Board Coverage
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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?