What We’re Watching – Leap Year Edition

Tim Anaya – Happy Leap Day 2020

Saturday is Leap Day – the one time every four years when we actually observe the date February 29th.  This begs the question – what are you going to do with your extra day this year?  In this video, we learn the results of a new national survey which finds that Americans don’t want just one extra day every four years.  They’d love more time every day.

Rowena Itchon – A School Where Girls Can’t Say No to Boys Who Ask Them to Dance

A Utah school has a policy that girls can’t say no to boys who ask them to dance. Where’s the MeToo movement when you need them? School choice now!

Ben Smithwick – San Francisco in the 1950s

Here is a 1955 CinemaScope documentary by amateur filmmaker Tullio Pellegrini showing San Francisco as it once was.

Evan Harris – WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork

I just finished listening to this fascinating series on the rise and fallout from the failed IPO of WeWork. This six-episode podcast from Wondery gives an impressive narration of the start of WeWork and a fascinating look at the eccentric co-founder Adam Neumann from former employees, journalists, and startup experts. You’ll hear about how the once-valued $47 billion unicorn bought a wave making company, the cult-like following around Neumann and how he walked around barefoot and shirtless, and (spoiler alert) how the failed IPO led to thousands of WeWork employees being terminated.

Kerry Jackson – California Delusion

Only a blind partisan could watch this video and not conclude that California’s energy policy is foolish.

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