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Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons on 'Veep' Fans of HBO's comedy Veep know Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons as Mike McLintock and Jonah Ryan, members of the President Selina Meyer's frequently inept inner circle. "Veep" cast members Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons at KCRW After five seasons on the Emmy-winning show, they've really gotten to know their characters, as well as the writers who craft the lacerating insults they hurl at their coworkers. This season they're adjusting to both filming in a new location and working with new writers and showrunners. They tell us about that transition and what it's like to be working as an actor in the era of "Peak TV."
Matt Walsh & Timothy Simons on 'Veep' and Pronouncing "Nevada" Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons play Mike McLintock and Jonah Ryan, respectively, on HBO's Veep. They tell us about the experience of starring in a show about a dysfunctional government in the middle of a crazy election year, and working in a new location with a new showrunner for Season 5.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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.
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.”
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?