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Ask a trucker: What are your questions for truck drivers?

10 to 110 transition crash


The CHP says a truck driver suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday on the collector road from westbound Interstate 10 to Interstate 110.

Driving on freeways in Southern California is a way of life. It means sharing the roads with multi-ton trucks, tractors and tankers. Now as the economy recovers from the recession, truck traffic is on the rise — and so are crashes.
KPCC is examining this trend and delving into the causes behind truck-car crashes. We’re also asking how drivers can keep themselves safe. This is where we need your help.
If you could sit down with a truck driver over coffee, what would you like to ask him or her? What would you like to know about driving next to trucks and doing that safely?


KPCC In Person puts ‘Unheard LA’ center stage


What happens when you throw out your playbook? We’re about to find out.   

KPCC In Person is the live events and engagement platform for Southern California Public Radio. We’re the folks who bring you in-person conversations between KPCC journalists and newsmakers: We produce panels and one-on-one conversations and often partner to bring favorite public radio shows and personalities to Southern California audiences.

Through our work, we’ve met fascinating people – famous and not – and discovered that many of the stories that make Southern California the dynamic, complicated place it is often go untold and, even more often, go unheard.

“Unheard L.A.” is a brand-new, three-part series of live shows in different and venues around Southern California. Each features a unique lineup of community storytellers sharing true, personal tales of struggle and survival, of hope and fear, of the unexpected and the unbelievable.


25 years later, what questions do you have about the LA Riots and their lasting impact?


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People and their belongings line a sidewalk across from a burned out apartment, 01 May 1992 in Los Angeles. The apartment was attached to a row of stores that were burned and looted, 30 April 1992. The 1992 Los Angeles riots, with looting and arson events, erupted 29 April 1992 when a mostly white jury acquitted the four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, after he fled from police. 52 people were killed during the riots and Rodney King became a reluctant symbol of police brutality. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)

Violence and destruction exploded in Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, following the jury acquittal of four LAPD officers criminally charged for the beating of Rodney King.

The L.A. Riots left indelible memories on Angelenos and people across the country. 

Now, 25 years later, KPCC is looking to you to direct our coverage of the anniversary. What do you want to know? What are the stories you would assign if working with KPCC reporters and news shows like Take Two?

Let us know by filling out the short form below, and help spread the word by sharing the link to this post. 


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SCPR's Gala: 'We Love LA' reflects & builds community

Awards for SCPR Gala honorees

Guests including Gala Chair Gary Kishner & SCPR CFO Elsa Luna

Cathy Tyner, SCPR Trustees Connie Rice and Molly Munger, and Debbi Hoffman

Felicia Friesema and friends

Mauricio, Jaime, Blanca, and Jorge Jarrín

SCPR Trustees Connie Rice and Virgil Roberts, with Antonia Hernandez and Brenda Roberts

SCPR President Bill Davis with KJLH's Stevie Wonder, Karen Slade, and Rod McGrew

Brian Scott Miller & friends

Peter O'Malley and Jaime Jarrín

Larry Mantle and SCPR Trustee Capri Maddox

Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgment

Carlos Garcia de Alba, Consul General of Mexico, with Fiona Roche and friends

Larry Mantle, Susan Steinhauser, Dan Greenberg, and Congressman Ted Lieu (standing)

Jorge Jarrín and Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Rod McGrew, Karen Slade, and SCPR Board Chair Ana Valdez

Stevie Wonder

(c)Alexis Dickey

SCPR President Bill Davis sings with JT & Friends

JT & Friends led by Larry Ball

John Tu with JT & Friends

(c)Alexis Dickey

JT & Friends and their 57-piece big band

JT & Friends light up the stage

Esther Chao & friend

Mary Tu applauds the band

On Saturday, March 18th, Southern California Public Radio hosted 650 guests at our 2017 gala “We Love LA!” We celebrated three deserving honorees who have dedicated themselves to transforming our region: KJLH, for the station’s commitment to kindness, joy, love and happiness and to community-first connection since 1965; Jaime Jarrín, the Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers for nearly 60 years, and Steve Julian, in memoriam, the voice of Morning Edition on KPCC 89.3 for 16 years.

SCPR's special guests included Stevie Wonder, who owns KJLH; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson; Felicia Friesema, the widow of Steve Julian; and Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgment.

Though the ballroom was full of hundreds of guests and a stage set for a 57-piece big band, the atmosphere was one of intimacy, created by the dedication of our family of supporters and the warmth of the tributes to our very deserving and humble honorees.


What are your questions about the ways we get around Southern California?


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In Burbank, a couple ride their bikes along a bike path median built along West Chandler Boulevard. This path is an example of what the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering creating along Slauson Avenue in South L.A.

Alex Cohen has a question for you. As she prepares to take over hosting duties for KPCC’s “Morning Edition” on Monday, Feb. 27, she would like to know: What are your questions about the ways you get around Southern California?


Because navigating Southern California – whether by car, train, bike or foot – is something almost all of us do while listening to “Morning Edition.” And by tackling your questions, we will work to make your mornings brighter and more informed. 

Ask away!