American Apparel just laid off 500 workers. Are the company’s troubles a cautionary tale about local manufacturing or simply a story of bad management? Then, the 1990s are coming back to haunt Hillary Clinton. What’s the legacy of her husband’s 1996 welfare reform act? Next, a profile of Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker, who announced today he’s donating $250 million to cancer research. After that, Madeleine speaks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote a show currently running at the Mark Taper Forum. And finally, a cooking debate. What’s better, making food from the head or from the heart?
What Big Layoffs at American Apparel Mean for Manufacturing in Los Angeles?
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American Apparel and Manufacturing in L.A.
Dov Charney, the founder and former CEO of American Apparel, built a brand partly around the fact that his clothes were made here in L.A. It was a great idea. But these...
The Clintons and the Legacy of Welfare Reform
The ‘90s are coming back to haunt Hillary Clinton. Last week, Black Lives Matter activists interrupted her husband, Bill Clinton, at a Hillary rally. The activists were...
Who is Sean Parker?
Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker announced today that he’ll give $250 million to study cancer treatments. The cash infusion is the largest ever toward cancer...
Father Comes Home From the Wars
Who tells the stories of our history? As the saying goes, it’s usually the winners. A new play at the Mark Taper Forum, however, subverts that idea. It’s called “Father...