When American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten traveled the country during her annual national back-to-school tour this year, she purposely weighted her itinerary with stops at schools whose parents had overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump. Crossing the red/blue line in places like Binghamton, New York and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana for the sake of what she calls “movement-building” is hardly novel for the leader of 1.7 million union classroom teachers.
It takes a long memory to recall a time when Los Angeles gave the short play its due respect. Decades of skyrocketing rents, plunging government arts support and the recent loss of Actor Equity's fabled 99-Seat Plan, which made large-cast shows affordable for L.A.’s intimate stages, have transformed a once ubiquitous and vibrant playwriting showcase into an endangered species.
This article originally appeared on Capital & Main, an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. When President Donald Trump presented his latest round of regulatory cuts at an August 15 press conference, he billed the sweeping elimination of environmental reviews and restrictions in federal construction permitting rules as a prelude to his long-stalled $1 trillion infrastructure rebuilding program.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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