We begin today with a look at American Apparel. The L.A.-based clothing company is embroiled in a rift between workers loyal to fired CEO Dov Charney and new management. Then, death rates for white women between the ages of 15 and 54 are on the rise, largely because of an increase in prescription painkiller use. We speak to the author of a new study examining the trend. Next, we check in on a high-profile Silicon Valley trial over a sexual discrimination lawsuit. And in our weekly film segment, a tribute to legendary documentarians the Maysles brothers. Albert Maysles died last night at 88. And finally, we get a primer on the strange and surprising science of tickling.
Dov Charney Can’t Quit American Apparel, Albert Maysles, and Tickling Science
From this Episode:
Dov Charney Stokes American Apparel Rift
Today’s Labor Department report on the latest jobs numbers make it clear that the American workforce has changed a lot in the last 50 years. We’re now adding more...
8 min, 45 sec
Death Rates for White Women on the Rise
More white women between the ages of 15 and 54 are dying than they were a generation ago. The main reason is an increase in the use of prescription painkillers. Deaths from...
8 min, 13 sec
A High-Powered Silicon Valley Discrimination Trial
It’s a tale of two Silicon Valleys. Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit against her former employer, the powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, wraps...
9 min, 18 sec
Movies: Remembering the Maysles Brothers
Legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles died last night at the age of 88. Maysles and his late brother, David, essentially created the verite style of documentary filmmaking: the...
14 min, 58 sec