The St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated for hacking into computers of the Houston Astros and stealing information about trades, statistics and more. What could the fallout be? Then, the Gap is closing a quarter of its stores. How badly is the brand doing, and what can it do to turn around? Next, Mayor Eric Garcetti is being criticized for not being more visible in the wake of two officer-involved shootings. We hear from a reporter who dug into Garcetti’s recent schedule to find out where he is spending his time. Then, writer Etgar Keret talks to Madeleine about his new book, The Seven Good Years: A Memoir. And finally, it’s wedding season; what is the Universal Life Church and how does it ordain so many people to become officiants?
Cardinals Hacking Investigation, Gap Closing Stores, and the Mayor’s Agenda
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Cardinals Investigated for Hacking
Back in 2007, the New England Patriots got in trouble for stealing information from another team using video cameras. Now, we’re in the digital age. The St. Louis Cardinals...
Gap to Close 174 Stores in Search of Profits
Nevermind the Cardinals; maybe the Gap should be stealing trade secrets from H&M and Forever 21. Gap says it’s closing 175 stores, a quarter of its retail outlets, in an...
Mayor Garcetti Criticized for Low Profile on Shootings
Mayor Eric Garcetti was confronted by Black Lives Matter activists through the window of his SUV last week as he tried to leave his home. The protesters blocked him as he...
Etgar Keret and 'The Seven Good Years'
Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s son was born during a terrorist attack. In the opening pages of his new memoir, Keret describes most of the hospital staff disappearing to help...