We start today with two Silicon Valley-related stories: First, Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao is suing a powerful venture capital firm she used to work for, alleging gender discrimination. Then, a look at how the app Snapchat is trying to branch out. Next, in our regular car segment, is Apple going to become a car maker? Continuing our weeklong series of interviews with the filmmakers behind this year’s Oscar-nominated documentaries, Madeleine speaks to Orlando von Einsiedel, who wrote and directed Virunga. And finally, monarch butterflies are in trouble. We hear about a government plan to restore them.
A Juicy Silicon Valley Legal Fight, “Virunga,” and the Plight of the Monarchs
From this Episode:
Silicon Valley Closely Watches Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
A high-profile court case alleging gender discrimination in the tech industry is heading towards trial this week. Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao is suing a powerful venture...
10 min, 46 sec
Snapchat Branches Out
Turning to a different Silicon Valley story, Snapchat is seeking another round of funding from venture capital firms. The company is reportedly valued at $19 billion: a lot...
7 min, 12 sec
Apple Cars and Tesla Woes
The line between cars and computers gets thinner every day. We now have dashboards loaded with five-inch screens, digital maps, and MP3 players. And now, Apple may want to...
9 min, 18 sec
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has a been a troubled nation for most of its modern history. Once a Belgian colony, the country’s now been at war with itself for two...
13 min, 16 sec