Richard Florida

University of Toronto

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Co-Founder and Editor at Large at The Atlantic Cities and Senior Editor at The Atlantic; Founder of the Creative Class Group at the University of Toronto, where he is Professor of Business and Creativity and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute;  author of Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life, The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity, and The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life

Richard Florida on KCRW

Are tech companies going to build the new company towns? Twenty cities across America are celebrating because they have been shortlisted to be Amazon’s HQ2. Los Angeles is one of them.

Silicon Valley and the new company towns

Are tech companies going to build the new company towns? Twenty cities across America are celebrating because they have been shortlisted to be Amazon’s HQ2. Los Angeles is one of them.

from Design and Architecture

At least 12 moviegoers are dead and 58 wounded after a gunman in a gas mask shot up the Batman premier at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Another Mass Shooting: Guns in America

At least 12 moviegoers are dead and 58 wounded after a gunman in a gas mask shot up the Batman premier at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

from To the Point

It's only January, and already the race for the Republican presidential nomination feels like it's gone on forever and that it might never end.

Is Newt Gingrich Another Flash in the Pan?

It's only January, and already the race for the Republican presidential nomination feels like it's gone on forever and that it might never end.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Even before the election, the president was questioning the legitimacy of the voting process. Now, as votes are still being counted, we're watching democracy in action.

from KCRW Features

Doug Emhoff, an LA-based entertainment lawyer who hasn’t been overtly political, married Kamala Harris in 2014. When she takes office as U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

from Greater LA

President-Elect Joe Biden has put forward several policy proposals on housing and homelessness. What could they mean for the 66,000 unhoused people in Los Angeles County?

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom has a big decision to make: picking a replacement for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio congressman and mayor of Cleveland, weighs in on what the Democratic Party keeps getting wrong.

from Scheer Intelligence

LA County said this morning that it has counted more than 3.3 million ballots, with about 618,000 to go.

from Greater LA

California took new steps toward criminal justice reform this week when voters statewide and in cities from Los Angeles to San Francisco approved measures to address racial and…

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Josh Barro, Tim Carney, Christine Emba and Gustavo Arellano revisit their election predictions at the end of a long Election Week

from Left, Right & Center