A dispute between longshoremen and shipping companies has created a backlog that’s leaving cargo ships sitting offshore waiting to be unloaded, and export goods languishing on the docks. What’s the fight about, and what’s the wider impact -- especially on California’s delicate citrus industry? Then, in our weekly web roundup, a look at the scary-slash-promising possibility of “The Internet of Things,” a future point when all our appliances and even our bodies are connected online. In our film segment, a look at the Oscar nominees in animation, foreign film, and other less talked-about categories. And finally, legendary DJ Art Laboe is off L.A.’s airwaves for the first time in 60 years...at least for now.
Ports Crisis, The Internet of Things, and the Art Laboe Connection
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Crisis at the Ports
There’s a crisis at the nation’s West Coast ports. An ongoing dispute between longshoremen and shipping companies has led to a suspension of unloading cargo ships.
Ports Shutdown Affects Oranges
The shutdown at the ports is costing some $1 billion a day, and California’s citrus growers are feeling the pain. It’s a $2.4 billion-a-year business, and while most...
Web Roundup: “The Internet of Things”
We’re getting closer and closer to the day when our cars, appliances, and even our own bodies are plugged into the Internet at all times. The idea is referred to as “the...
Oscar Animation Nominees
What most people know about the Oscar race for best animated feature is that the Lego Movie never made it to the starting line. But the mourning period is done: the teeth...