Business & Economy

Women with Wrenches demystifies the often male-dominated field of auto repair and upkeep, teaching attendees the basics of car maintenance.

from KCRW Features

FX’s “Shōgun” topped the 2024 Emmy nominations, and Disney is reaping the benefits. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.

from The Business

The owner of historic Hollywood studio Boulevard Recording struggles to keep the doors open following the pandemic, a crumbling industry, and a devastating fire.

What it takes to preserve a legacy at Boulevard Recording

The owner of historic Hollywood studio Boulevard Recording struggles to keep the doors open following the pandemic, a crumbling industry, and a devastating fire.

from KCRW Features

The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted a strategic plan to build the state’s offshore wind industry. Much of that will happen at the Port of Long Beach.

Offshore wind: California doubles down on climate plan

The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted a strategic plan to build the state’s offshore wind industry. Much of that will happen at the Port of Long Beach.

from KCRW Features

Orange County officials want the state to investigate a settlement that expanded subsidies for the Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach.

An air show settlement raises questions of legality in OC

Orange County officials want the state to investigate a settlement that expanded subsidies for the Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach.

from KCRW Features

CNN announces layoffs in its 2024 ‘pivot to digital.’

CNN’s layoffs and digital future; Costner’s ‘Horizon’ pushed

CNN announces layoffs in its 2024 ‘pivot to digital.’

from The Business

Muta’Ali’s HBO documentary introduces us to MoviePass’s two Black founders, and the two white guys who tanked their company and attracted a federal investigation.

‘MoviePass, MovieCrash’ follows the company's rise and fall through the eyes of its Black founders

Muta’Ali’s HBO documentary introduces us to MoviePass’s two Black founders, and the two white guys who tanked their company and attracted a federal investigation.

from The Business

Marilyn Leviton, 91, ran the Hollywood Arby’s with her family for decades. Since they closed it in June, customers have joined in mourning the end of an era.

Family behind Hollywood Arby’s says goodbye after 55 years

Marilyn Leviton, 91, ran the Hollywood Arby’s with her family for decades. Since they closed it in June, customers have joined in mourning the end of an era.

from KCRW Features

Months after Orange County CEO Frank Kim announced his resignation, the O.C. Board of Supervisors are scrambling to find his replacement.

OC CEO retires, search for successor drags on

Months after Orange County CEO Frank Kim announced his resignation, the O.C. Board of Supervisors are scrambling to find his replacement.

from KCRW Features

The day after billionaire Barry Diller raised his hand as a potential buyer of the legendary Hollywood studio, Paramount Studios and Skydance Media announce they’ve resumed…

Skydance-Paramount merger resurrected from the dead

The day after billionaire Barry Diller raised his hand as a potential buyer of the legendary Hollywood studio, Paramount Studios and Skydance Media announce they’ve resumed…

from The Business

For State Farm customers facing canceled fire policies, the clock is ticking to find an alternative that doesn’t break the bank.

Scrambling CA homeowners consider ‘going without insurance’

For State Farm customers facing canceled fire policies, the clock is ticking to find an alternative that doesn’t break the bank.

from KCRW Features

MoviePass allowed customers to see one film per day in theaters — for $10/month. But its Black founders were ousted.

MoviePass: What happened to the too-good-to-be-true service?

MoviePass allowed customers to see one film per day in theaters — for $10/month. But its Black founders were ousted.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A last-minute change will allow restaurants to keep adding surcharges despite a law that was supposed to make them illegal.

Sorry, those extra fees are staying on your restaurant bill

A last-minute change will allow restaurants to keep adding surcharges despite a law that was supposed to make them illegal.

from Good Food

Hollywood’s below-the-line workers reach a tentative deal with major studios, and NBC plans to bring an A.l.-generated version of Al Michaels to Peacock for Paris Olympics highlights.

IATSE, studios reach tentative labor deal; A.I.-generated Al Michaels comes to Olympics

Hollywood’s below-the-line workers reach a tentative deal with major studios, and NBC plans to bring an A.l.-generated version of Al Michaels to Peacock for Paris Olympics highlights.

from The Business

It took years to negotiate a settlement between Purdue Pharma and victims of the opioid epidemic.

SCOTUS ruling puts Purdue Pharma opioid settlement in peril

It took years to negotiate a settlement between Purdue Pharma and victims of the opioid epidemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Workers at Margot and Juliet, two upscale Culver City restaurants owned by Rohan Talwar of IB Hospitality, say their paychecks have been bouncing all year.

Staff at 2 popular Culver City eateries say they aren’t getting paid on time

Workers at Margot and Juliet, two upscale Culver City restaurants owned by Rohan Talwar of IB Hospitality, say their paychecks have been bouncing all year.

from KCRW Features

California could lead the nation with a bill that would open up on-campus jobs at public universities and colleges to the state’s 60,000 undocumented students.

California’s undocumented undergrads want on-campus jobs

California could lead the nation with a bill that would open up on-campus jobs at public universities and colleges to the state’s 60,000 undocumented students.

from KCRW Features

“Inside Out 2” has Hollywood crying happy tears with a $155 million domestic debut, and Netflix is now… a place you can go?

‘Inside Out 2’ uplifts sagging summer box office; Netflix to launch “immersive entertainment centers”

“Inside Out 2” has Hollywood crying happy tears with a $155 million domestic debut, and Netflix is now… a place you can go?

from The Business

Historian Xaq Frohlich outlines the evolution of nutrition labels and why the onus on good health is left to consumers.

Navigating the sea of food labels in grocery stores

Historian Xaq Frohlich outlines the evolution of nutrition labels and why the onus on good health is left to consumers.

from Good Food

Ben Hyman explains the impact of federal fishery regulations that have closed all salmon fishing in California.

What does a California ban on salmon mean for the livelihood of fishermen?

Ben Hyman explains the impact of federal fishery regulations that have closed all salmon fishing in California.

from Good Food