FROM Betsy Beers
Betsy Beers, Executive Producer of Shondaland Betsy Beers tells us about her career evolution -- she was an actress who moved to LA with hopes of getting cast as a "wacky next door neighbor" in a sitcom. When that didn't pan out, she started reading scripts and got into film development. Beers says she has always been a secret lover of television, but growing up, TV was always viewed as the lesser industry compared to film. Then, she met Shonda Rhimes. The two hit it off immediately, and 12 seasons of Grey's Anatomy later, they haven't looked back. Betsy Beers
Betsy Beers on Executive Producing in Shondaland Betsy Beers is Shonda Rhimes' producing partner and the executive producer of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. She tells us how she transitioned from acting, to movie development to producing for television and the myriad hats she wears within Shondaland. *Note: This podcast contains explicit language.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
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?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”