The Alec Baldwin on-set shooting is a labor story
Oct 22, 2021
Episode 544

The Alec Baldwin on-set shooting is a labor story

Plus Facebook's rebranding, the merits of closed captioning and another round of Half Full/Half Empty.

We’ve been gripped today by the tragic accident on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Star Alec Baldwin’s prop gun discharged while shooting Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding Joel Souza, the film’s director. The investigation is ongoing, but the reporting that’s come out of the New Mexico set so far indicates this is a much more complicated story about labor unions and workplace safety. We’ll talk about it today, plus Facebook’s rebranding and the merits of closed captioning. And, of course, we’ll play our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty.

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