FROM Ellen Fitzpatrick
Before Clinton, efforts to shatter the 'Highest Glass Ceiling' Hillary Clinton won’t be the last woman to run for president, and she’s not the first – she’s not even the tenth or the hundredth. Most women who ran for president never had a chance, but a handful made it further than the rest and paved the way for Clinton. Three of them – Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Chase Smith, and Shirley Chisholm – are profiled in a new book titled The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency , written by University of New Hampshire historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.
A History of Women Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton is not the first woman to run for president. She’s not even the 10th or even the 100th. Some 200 women have run for president. Most never had a chance. But a handful made it further than the rest. Three are profiled in a new book called The Highest Glass Ceiling.
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?
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.”