FROM Susie Cagle
The Start-Up That Followed the Rules (and Failed) Uber has almost single-handedly turned the taxi industry upside down. And that success has been attributed, at least in part, to breaking the rules. Uber has been banned or sued in multiple cities and countries for flouting local insurance laws and transportation regulation. But with a valuation of more than $40 billion, Uber has plenty of money to hire lobbyists, lawyers and PR firms to fight its legal battles. So, what if you wanted to start a ride-sharing service but didn’t have Uber money? What if you tried to follow all the rules and regulations from the beginning instead of muscling your way onto the scene? We hear about two Bay Area entrepreneurs tried to do just that and failed miserably .
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
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.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.