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What drives us on the road to success?

What drives us on the road to success?
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It’s not what you may think…in his new book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us," Daniel Pink eschews the notion that external rewards, such as money, keep us on track to achieve. Instead, he says the key to high performance is internal – the desire to follow your interests, solve your own problems […]

Temple Grandin: Animals Make Us Human

Temple Grandin: Animals Make Us Human

Best-selling author of Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin, has used her autism to understand how animals think. Her new book takes us into the brains and hearts of our pets, of wild animals, even the ones we’ll eventually kill and eat. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

MoCA names Jeffrey Deitch as new director

MoCA names Jeffrey Deitch as new director

Picture this: LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art has named veteran art dealer Jeffrey Deitch as director, a position open for more than a year. The museum’s last leader, Jeremy Strick, resigned in 2008 in the midst of a financial meltdown. The highly respected, 30-year-old institution was on the verge of bankruptcy, until it took a […]

Be Anticancer everyday

Be Anticancer everyday

Most people know to avoid known carcinogens like nicotine and UV light, but very little has surfaced about how to proactively fight cancer, and from a young age. As a doctor, researcher, and cancer patient, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber has a unique account of how to lower your risk for cancer by harnessing your body’s natural […]

The Los Angeles Lakers: 50 amazing years in the City of Angels

The Los Angeles Lakers: 50 amazing years in the City of Angels

From the famous Lakers/Celtics rivalry, to Magic Johnson, to the arrival of Kobe Bryant, the LA Lakers basketball team has one of the richest histories in the sport. They celebrate 50 years in Los Angeles this year. Larry talks with Narda Zucchino, editor of "The Los Angeles Lakers: 50 Amazing Years in the City of […]

A Good Talk

A Good Talk

For those of you debilitated by Twitter and Facebook, who can only let out a mere “Tweet” now in face-to-face conversations, Daniel Menaker is here to help. He even walks Patt through the art and science of conversation—from those awkward moments at strangers’ parties, in elevators and at bus stops—learn the secrets to a great […]

Samson & Delilah: a cinematic window into indigenous life

Samson & Delilah: a cinematic window into indigenous life

Samson & Delilah, Australia’s foreign-language entry for the 82nd Academy Awards, tells the story of two children growing up in a remote Aboriginal community in Australia and falling in love for the first time. The film, directed by Warwick Thornton, was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the […]

Do hard economic times = more domestic abuse?

Do hard economic times = more domestic abuse?

The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that calls increased by 21% last year. Philadelphia experienced a whopping 67% increase in domestic homicides in 2008 and California is no stranger to domestic violence cases either; the Golden State has the highest number of emergency calls in the nation. While it can be difficult to prove a […]

Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker

Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker

Forget the NAFTA-friendly flow of tomatoes and televisions, the U.S.-Mexico border's most lucrative trade is the black market for drugs, cash, and guns. T. Jefferson's Parker's newest Charlie Hood novel is a work of fiction, but the gun-smuggling route he traces, known as the Iron River, is anything but. Larry talks with the crime writer […]

I can’t get no (job) satisfaction

I can’t get no (job) satisfaction

Are you satisfied with your job? Would you rate your workplace experience as a happy or miserable one? While you might expect that most working Americans aren’t thrilled in the workplace, especially with the salary and benefits cuts of the past two years, generally people remain happy with their jobs. Then comes along a new […]

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