FROM Bill Hanway
Olympics officials to visit Los Angeles It's now down to two cities, Los Angeles and Paris, competing to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. A final decision is coming in September. But next week, 13 officials with the International Olympic Committee will visit Los Angeles for three days to learn more about our city's bid. So how does LA compete with the City of Lights? Bill Hanway, Global Sports Leader at AECOM, speaks to KCRW's Frances Anderton Photo by Avishay Artsy Bill Hanway is AECOM's global sports leader and is helping to run the LA 2024 campaign. He talks about LA's plan for a low-cost “sustainable” Olympics that will recycle and reuse rather than build white elephants, what kind of sand qualifies for beach volleyball events, and why they are ignoring hints that Paris will get the 2024 games and LA will host in 2028.
Building the Olympics With days left before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off, the city of Rio de Janeiro is in a last-minute scramble. Bill Hanway, who lead the master planning for construction and architecture at Rio 2016 and London 2012, gives DnA an inside scoop on the design and development that went into this year's global event – and a taste of their work on LA's 2024 Olympics bid.
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?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.”
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.