FROM Henry Urbach
Wine and Design In the last couple decades there has been a transformation in the branding of chocolate, of coffee and other essential elements of the Good Life. But nowhere has this been more prevalent than with wine. Henry Urbach is curator of design at SF MOMA. Together with the architects Diller Scofidio and Renfro -- designers of new Broad Museum -- he created a show called How Wine Became Modern, 1976 to Now . He talks about designing the rituals around wine helped deliver a new lifestyle to American consumers.
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."
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.
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.