Billboard’s Women in Music: Inspiring a Generation documentary, female artists
and executives open up about their road to the top, what inspires them, and what
is needed to break in and push the industry forward.
Mourning continues in Oakland after the death of at least 36 people in a fire
at the Ghost Ship warehouse, where the victims were overwhelmingly young
artists, activists and community organizers. Many local artists and tenants’
rights activists say the fire is a symptom of a failed urban housing policy
where rising rents have forced people to live and make art in sometimes
hazardous spaces. "We need safe spaces to be able to come into the light and to
stop treating artists like criminals," says our guest, Nihar Bhatt, a Bay Area
DJ and record label owner who survived the warehouse fire but lost seven
A Wisconsin judge is set to decide if a recount of the state’s presidential
vote can proceed. We speak with Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill
Stein, who has requested recounts in three states where Donald Trump narrowly
beat Hillary Clinton: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. But Stein has faced
obstacles in all three states. Today’s hearing in Wisconsin comes after two
pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC, filed a
federal lawsuit seeking to stop the recount process. Meanwhile, in Michigan, a
judge has already halted the recount. Another hearing will be held in
Pennsylvania today to decide if a recount there can begin.
President-elect Donald Trump has picked fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to become
the next secretary of labor. Puzder is a longtime Republican donor who has been
a vocal critic of raising the minimum wage, the Fight for 15 movement, expansion
of overtime pay, paid sick leave and the Affordable Care Act. Puzder is also an
anti-choice activist who has been accused of domestic violence. We get response
from labor leader Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees
International Union, which represents over 2 million workers.
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