FROM Zach Braff
Zach Braff's Kickstarter When actor-filmmaker Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter project to fund his new movie, Wish I Was Here, he got a big reaction...for and against it. He talks with Kim about why he turned to crowd-funding to mobilize his massive fans on social networks like Twitter and Facebook . He lays out the many attempts he's made to get films off the ground since Garden State and how traditional film financiers placed too many conditions on their involvement (they'd want say over casting and final cut). Braff defends his use of Kickstarter by stressing that he himself has contributed to Kickstarter campaigns and to the charitable crowd-funding site Kiva.org . Still, he engages with his critics who say he should use his own money and connections and not tap the resources of fans.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
With first DREAMer deported, what's the future of DACA? The first DREAMer has been deported since Donald Trump took office. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.