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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Celebrity athletes are shaping American politics and culture, says Jane Coaston of the New York Times.

from To the Point

Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the second indictment from John Durham’s investigation into the investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it.

from Left, Right & Center

Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

from KCRW Features

The supply chain is still clogged and inflation is at a 30-year high , while the U.S. has been importing more overseas goods than before the COVID pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build? KCRW’s Anna Scott and KQED’s Saul Gonzalez team up to find answers.

from Greater LA

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie, “Licorice Pizza,” is about growing up and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.

from Greater LA

Josh, Liz and Tim discuss the infrastructure bill-turned-law and booster shots. We bring on special guest Ali Wyne to talk about the future of U.S. – China relations.

from Left, Right & Center

LAUSD and other school districts nationwide are struggling to fill positions, including teachers and substitutes, crossing guards, and lunchroom attendants.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand