FROM Marc Silver
'3 ½ Minutes' On November 23, 2012, four suburban black teenagers pulled into a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida to get a pack of gum. Minutes later, one of them - a 17-year-old named Jordan Davis - was dead, shot to death by a middle-aged white man. He’d gotten into an altercation with Jordan after asking the boys to turn down their music. At the heart of the legal case was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Did Michael Dunn, the man with the gun, have reason to fear for his life? We hear from the filmmaker, who just premiered his movie at the Sundance Film Festival.
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?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
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.”