FROM Steven Spears
Do Angelinos Have a Bias against Mass Transit? Mass transit needs frequency, reliability and access to job centers. That's all it will take to transform drivers into riders of busses, streetcars and trains. That's the mantra behind high density development in LA and elsewhere. Turns out, that's wrong, according to a comprehensive study of the matter by the Neighborhood Travel and Activities Study at UC Irvine, where Steven Spears is an assistant project scientist.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.