Richard Florida

University of Toronto

Guest

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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from Greater LA

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Maj. Danny Sjursen weighs in on U.S. intelligence agencies’ recent admission that a report that the Taliban had been paid by Russia to kill Americans is most likely false.

from Scheer Intelligence

As President Biden approaches his 100th day in office, he plans to address a Joint Session of Congress.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Caitlyn Jenner, reality TV star and California gubernatorial hopeful, said over the weekend that she was against trans girls competing in girls’ sports.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In episode two of “In Our Backyard,” host Warren Olney hears how fighting both global warming and environmental injustice go hand in hand.

from To the Point

On Tuesday, the jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Judging California’s climate change policies by greenhouse gas emissions is backwards.

from Zócalo's Connecting California