FROM Shannon Pettypiece
Rampant crime at Walmart has local police fed up. Who’s to blame? Walmart stores around the country have become magnets for crime. From Oklahoma to Indiana to Texas, the discount retailer is plagued by more than shoplifting. There have also been fights, stabbings, and kidnappings. An entire meth lab was discovered under a Walmart parking lot in Amherst, New York. Now local police departments are feeling the strain , and they’re putting the blame on Walmart executives.
New York Officials Retrace Steps of Doctor with Ebola Nina Pham, the first nurse to contract Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, was declared cured today and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Meantime, a doctor who just returned from Guinea where he treated Ebola patients is the first person reported with the disease in New York City. Shannon Pettypiece is a healthcare reporter for Bloomberg News.
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.
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?
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.”
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.