Journalist and Author
FROM Ben Ehrenreich
'The Way to the Spring': Life and Death in a Palestinian Village A 17-year-old Palestinian boy broke into a West Bank settlement last week and stabbed a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl to death while she slept. It’s the latest in an ongoing wave of violence around West Bank settlements that has resulted in the deaths of 33 Israelis and more than 200 Palestinians in the last nine months. More than half a million people now live in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. One of those settlements, Halamish, sits right next to the small Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. Since 2011, author and journalist Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to Nabi Saleh, and other Palestinian communities, to report on their protests, their confrontations with Israeli troops, and the often harsh realities of their lives. The result is a new book called “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.”
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?