Mike Boyd

President, Boyd Group

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President of the Boyd Group, an aviation-consulting research firm based in Evergreen, Colorado

Mike Boyd on KCRW

Since deregulation, America's airlines have expanded by a factor of ten and there has not been a major crash since 2001.

Turbulent Times for America's Airlines

Since deregulation, America's airlines have expanded by a factor of ten and there has not been a major crash since 2001.

from To the Point

More bad news for  Southwest Airlines  today- ATA which has a codeshare agreement with Southwest,  went out of business,  stranding hundreds of customers at LAX.

Two FAA Whistleblowers Accuse Their Agency of Being Too Cozy with Southwest Airlines

More bad news for Southwest Airlines today- ATA which has a codeshare agreement with Southwest, went out of business, stranding hundreds of customers at LAX.

from Which Way, L.A.?

In recent weeks, airlines have canceled flights and pulled planes out of service to make sure safety checks are being properly performed.

Whistle-blowers Accuse FAA of Being Too Cozy with Airlines

In recent weeks, airlines have canceled flights and pulled planes out of service to make sure safety checks are being properly performed.

from To the Point

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Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

from KCRW Features

The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

from Greater LA

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

from To the Point

These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

Buckle up.

from Left, Right & Center

A last minute cease-fire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center