It's all eyes to the sky this evening as the widely-anticipated Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. If successful, the mission would put a SES communications satellite into orbit, but the implications extend far beyond the expected increase in television and cable services in Asian markets.
Twenty years ago, the Food network was a scrappy TV startup with a newfangled plan to broadcast cooking shows around the clock. In "From Scratch: Inside the Food Network," writer Allen Salkin shows readers how the network has tweaked its recipe over the years to become a billion-dollar media monolith.
The Pentagon will press pause on its training program for Syrian rebel groups fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) forces and the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad. Then, LAUSD needs to find a new superintendent before Ramon Cortines retires by the end of the year. Also, of the 800-plus bills that landed on Gov. Brown’s desk, he vetoed 133 of them.
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.
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