FROM Ted Mills
Why are sunsets so beautiful this time of year? As the days grow shorter and we head toward the winter solstice, you may have enjoyed some epic sunsets full of pinks and oranges. But, why are sunsets in the fall and winter often more breathtaking than the spring and summer?
Why did Anthem Insurance leave Santa Barbara? On January 1st, Anthem Health Insurance will pull out of the individual insurance market in California, potentially leaving 17,000 people in Santa Barbara county without health care. With open enrollment quickly approaching, what options are out there?
Why are the Channel Islands getting so popular? According to the National Park Service, visitors to the Channel Islands National Park increased by 13 percent in 2016. KCRW listener Anastasia Polland from Ventura wanted to know why.
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?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.