FROM W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell Comedian W. Kamau Bell calls Jimi Hendrix the “patron saint of black weirdos,” talks about how John Coltrane inspired his particular brand of comedy, and credits Rollins Band with pumping him up to do standup. Bell currently hosts the United Shades of America series on CNN and has a stand up special on Showtime called Semi-Prominent Negro.
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.
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.