Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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Adolfo reports on K-12 education and higher education for Southern California Public Radio.

He’s been a reporter at SCPR since 2000 and in that time has covered many different types of stories including elections, transportation, fires, and the arts. His most memorable stories are the on-site reports at the 2007 May Day Melee protests at L.A.’s MacArthur Park, a fatal apartment collapse that shed light on L.A.'s dearth of housing inspectors, University of California students coping with hunger, South Gate overcoming political corruption, the 25th anniversary of L.A.’s seminal 1977 punk rock scene, social work interns helping students from military families cope, political dirty tricks funded by public funds in the Inglewood Unified School District, a profile of prominent L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, and a feature about Adolfo’s name appearing on the TV show "The Simpsons".

Adolfo's awards include the 2006 L.A. Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year and a regional Edward R. Murrow honor.

2016 is Adolfo’s 20th year in public radio news. He was hired in 1996 by KPBS-FM in San Diego as a producer for the daily news talk show These Days. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and kids.

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Artist paints last meals of executed death row inmates

A new exhibit at the Luckman Art Gallery at Cal State Los Angeles delves into the social, political and historical aspects of food.

Teachers and students protest campus takeover by LAUSD Superintendent

Teachers and students of Fremont High School in South Los Angeles protested over plans by L.A. Unified's superintendent to take over the chronically low-performing campus next year and force every employee to reapply for their jobs.

Preparation and support faulty for many California teachers

Many teachers in public high schools aren’t getting the preparation and support they need to carry out school district-mandated reforms, according to a study commissioned by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning.

Jewish centers and schools reach out during Hanukkah

Jews around the world celebrate the festival of Hanukkah for eight nights, beginning tonight. Some Southland Jewish institutions take the economy into account during their observances.

Long Beach telephone workers protest job losses

Some Southland telephone workers who answer and help maintain emergency and information call services will join the ranks of the unemployed this month. The labor union that represents them staged a large protest rally today outside their building in Long Beach.

Orange Unified school district considers large budget cuts

Administrators at one of Orange County’s largest school districts are set to vote tonight at 7 p.m. on significant budget cuts to their district.

CSU Long Beach proposal would erase Che Guevara image from art

Student leaders at public universities aren’t only debating fee hikes and class cuts. A Cal State Long Beach student senator wants an image of a hero of the Cuban revolution removed from a mural in the campus humanities building.

Nutrition advocates urge more free breakfasts for public school students

The economy’s depleting pantries in many households. In two reports released today, nutrition advocates say that’s one of the reasons more public school parents should sign up their children for free breakfast programs.

LA Unified set to vote on preliminary budget cuts

Public school districts in California must submit preliminary budgets to county education officials next week. Administrators at the Los Angeles Unified School District are set to vote on a budget plan tomorrow with significant cuts.

New program connects Jewish and Latino students

Israel’s consul general in Los Angeles inaugurated a new partnership yesterday that's intended to foster interaction between Jewish students and mostly Spanish-speaking immigrant students.

2 LA Unified labor unions accept furloughs

Two Los Angeles Unified School District labor unions have agreed to accept four unpaid days off to help the district close a nearly $500 million budget deficit expected for the next fiscal year.

Artists, writers represent Los Angeles at international book fair

About a hundred Los Angeles area writers, performers, and artists will sing L.A.’s praises for one week at a prestigious book fair in Mexico that begins tomorrow.

Applications flood California State University

On Monday, the deadline passed for applications to most of the 23 California State University campuses. Administrators said today they received a record number of online applications.

Report from CSU faculty warns of academic program cuts

Administrators at some Cal State campuses are weighing whether to close state funding gaps by eliminating academic programs and departments. The union that represents Cal State professors today released a report that criticizes these plans.

Composer blends Obama, Lincoln and Roosevelt speeches with orchestral music

A Southland composer has set out to introduce and remind listeners about the fundamental beliefs of American democracy. He's doing so through a symphonic work that blends soloists, a choir, a full orchestra, with the speeches of two iconic presidents - and the present one.