Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Mitch Landrieu served as the mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018, helping to rebuild the city from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Now focusing his attention on racial equity, the NOLA-native talks to Padden and Richard about his life as a professional actor before he pivoted into politics, what it's like to lead through a disaster, and the economic and connective power of the arts.
Kara and Scott talk about Apple going to trial with Epic over its choice to kick Fortnite out of the app store. They also discuss the upcoming Facebook Oversight Board decision on whether to uphold the ban on Donald Trump.
Tristan Harris, former Google design ethicist, has been heralded as “the conscience of Silicon Valley.” John and Ciaran talk to Tristan about social media’s influence on our relationship to time and what he would do if he were to become the next president of Facebook.
School districts in a number of states are reaping the benefits of switching to solar power – including saving millions in utilities, selling some of the energy back to the grid, and using the extra money in their budget to invest in better pay for teachers.