As Russia’s military presence continues to grow in Ukraine, we look at the mindset of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and we discuss the cultural identity of Ukrainians. Also, the death of a 27-year-old assistant camera operator working on a film in Georgia has Hollywood craftspeople up in arms. We also talk about the latest political wranglings in Sacramento, now that Democrats have lost their supermajority. We look at the idea of “peak car,” and we look at the pseudo-science you may run into at your local grocery store.
Ukrainian Identity, The Mind of Putin, and Peak Car
From this Episode:
The Mind of Putin
The tensions have escalated on the Crimean Peninsula in eastern Ukraine, with a major Russian military presence strengthening in numbers and occupying the region’s capital...
To put it in the broadest strokes, the conflict in the Ukrainian is being driven by the clashing views Ukrainians have of their own history and relationship with Russia. We...
The Death of Sarah Jones
Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a 27-year-old assistant camera operator and she was killed while working on a film in Georgia on February 20th. Hollywood craftspeople are angry...
California Dems Lose Supermajority
California Senate Democrats have, at least temporarily, lost two members to corruption charges: Ronald Calderon from Montebello and Roderick Wright from Inglewood. That...
Driving to work today, crawling our way along packed freeways, it’s hard to imagine that LA will ever get less congested. But according to people who follow the auto...