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.
Two more Cabinet members have been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump: retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, and former GOP presidential rival Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing; we take a closer look at the Oakland fire and its implications for what could be a larger housing problem in California; plus, how and why conspiracy theories are feeding into the 2016 political climate.
One year has passed since 14 people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack – we look at the tactical response, the community one year later and what life’s been like for Muslims since; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review the week’s latest releases, including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Man Down’ and more on FilmWeek.
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney general – we look at the implications, as well as who will fill Becerra’s seat in the House; North Dakota’s governor has set Dec. 5 as the eviction date for Access Pipeline protesters – we dive into the competing interests and historical context of the land; what is the future of the death penalty in CA?; plus, we analyze the politics of Black Republicans.
We analyze the pros and cons of hunting mountain lion P45 after it slaughtered 10 pet alpacas belonging to a Malibu resident; why Pasadena City College Trustees might ban themselves from speaking to media without permission from the board president; the debate on what to do with California's massive number of dead trees; plus, could a stress vaccine actually work?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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