FROM Betsy Moyer
Betsy on Campus with Google Glass Google Glass is in its alpha, as in first, phase of testing and Google cleverly created interest by inviting people to compete to try out Glass, and then charged $1500 for the privilege. Among those who won the opportunity was KCRW’s very own digital content director, Betsy Moyer. She has been testing the product, and recently exited our basement to face the world wearing her glass, videotaping and recording as she walked.
Google Glass In case you’ve been out of the tech news loop recently, Google Glass – singular -- looks and sounds like some sci-fi spectacles. But it doesn’t aid your eyesight. Rather, Glass gives and takes information. It is a wraparound frame that dangles a mini-screen near your right eye, and can deliver instant web notifications, or, with a tap or a voice-command, it can take photos and video. On the show, Bianca Bosker and Betsy Moyer discuss everything from the aesthetics (they both chose a "shale"-colored frame, though Betsy would have liked hot pink) and the feel of the screen that suspended just above ones right eye (it can cause a bit of eyestrain at first). They also address the big issues: the point of the device and privacy.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
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.”
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
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.