KPCC presents "Blind Trust: What Enron Says About America." This one-hour Marketplace special will explain why the Enron crash is more than the biggest corporate bankruptcy in US history; it's a watershed event for America. It's a story about greed, corporate candor, security in retirement, big guys versus little guys. In short, "Blind Trust" is a story about American values at the beginning of a new century.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International and Lael Lowenstein of Variety discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Dragonfly, Queen of the Damned, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Mean Machine, Trembling Before G-d, and The Town is Quiet. The critics also share their reactions to the Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
Is Paul Ryan the right person to be Speaker of the House? Then, Two Greek organizations at UCLA have come under criticism after holding a Kanye West-themed party where some attendees wore blackface. Also, woe to the casual film-goer who might not be familiar with the work of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman who died this week.
Kevin McCarthy has just dropped out of the House Speaker race. Then, women are “leaning in” to powerful positions in the workplace, but still struggle to devote time to their families. Also, The California Public Utilities Commission has started to hear proposals from several electric companies in California that critics say, if approved, will have a devastating impact on the solar industry and the environment.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just stand there" in a mass shooting attack. Then, Gov. Brown yesterday signed what’s being called the nation’s toughest equal pay law based on gender. Also, we listen to Larry Mantle and guests speak about "microagressions" at UC Irvine, as part of the #AT30 tour.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that allows doctors to prescribe medication to end the lives of terminally ill patients. Then, California voters could get not one but two opportunities on the November 2016 ballot to change state and local public pensions. Also, newer companies who have risen to popularity largely through the Internet, are taking a different approach to customer service.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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