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FROM Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd on 'The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.' It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for. The first heavyweight battle (a.k.a. debate) between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump happens Monday . For some insight into these two personalities, we turn to Maureen Dowd. She’s been covering them both for two decades for her Pulitzer-Prize winning column in the New York Times. Now she’s collected a lot of those columns, along with some new writing, in a book: “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.”
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.
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.
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?