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Who is Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Merrick Garland? Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant after the death of Antonin Scalia, gave an emotional introduction to the American public. But Garland is anything but an emotional pick. He’s a moderate judge from the D.C. Circuit Court who’s been on Obama’s short list for years. At 63, he’d also be the oldest nominee in decades. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he will not bring the nomination up for a vote. What’s likely to happen?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
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.
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?