Sean Hannity is so close to President Trump that he’s been dubbed the unofficial chief of staff. He and Trump talk all the time. They give each other advice and help each other’s agendas. We find out how Hannity was able to rise to the top of the conservative media world.
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Senate Bill 827 would have allowed developers to build four- to five-story condos and apartment buildings near public transit. Opponents were concerned about the state dictating how and where localities should build, and they described it as a gift to developers that would erase the identities of existing neighborhoods. The bill died in committee on Tuesday, but its author says he’ll work on a new proposal.
People in the Bay Area are living on or near a “tectonic time bomb.” That’s what geologists call the Hayward fault. It runs for 52 miles, passing under Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose. They say a big earthquake in the East Bay is due. A big one could lead to hundreds of deaths and displace tens of thousands of people.
A truck ran over a man on Tuesday night in Burbank, capping off a particularly deadly week for cyclists and pedestrians. In the last week, drivers killed four other people on the streets of South LA. Mayor Eric Garcetti says he wants to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025, calling the plan Vision Zero. But since he unveiled that plan three years ago, pedestrian and cyclist deaths have soared.
Grace Jones knows how to keep an audience. She’s said, “If the lights should go out, if the roof, the electricity, the sound fails, I can still perform and hold the audience -- in the dark, without any trimmings.” The new documentary, “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami,” includes footage from her concerts and intimate scenes with her family in Jamaica.
Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta.
Grace Jones. Photo by Andrea Klarin.
Grace Jones. Photo by Jean Paul Goude.
Sophie Fiennes, filmmaker
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