Thanks to funding provided by the Prop. 13 Bond Act, efforts are being made toward restoring the historic Arroyo Seco to its natural state. The Arroyo Seco was once a stream starting miles above JPL in the Angeles National Forest. It flowed through West Pasadena where the Rose Bowl stands, and then followed the path of the110 freeway, meeting up with the LA river near downtown. Sixty years ago Angelenos actually fished for trout in the stream. Now the Arroyo Seco is a concrete-lined flood channel, nearly dry because of several dams along its path. The Arroyo Seco Foundation recently unveiled its Restoration Feasibility Study, which aims to restore water flow and natural habitat to the stream. Concurrently the City of Pasadena has completed the Arroyo Seco Master Plan, which outlines its plan to transform the gulch into a recreation area. Patt Morrison talks with Arroyo Seco Foundation Director Tim Brick and Rosa Laveaga from the City of Pasadena about the future of this historic waterway.
The Great Depression and WWII were the formative experiences, or crucibles, for a generation of leaders. The digital age shaped the character of a later generation. What are the values and qualities that each generation acquired as a result of their formative experiences? Guest host Patt Morrison speaks with Warren G. Bennis, Distinguished Professor at USC's Marshall School of Business, Founding Chairman of the Leadership Institute and author of Geeks & Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders (Harvard Business School Press).
After President-elect Donald Trump tweeted about the cost of Air Force One, Boeing's stock went down as much as 1 percent - we take a look at how journalists and news outlets should report on the future president's Twitter platform; the Pentagon killed an internal report that found $125 billion in administrative waste; bursting through Facebook bubbles in a heated and contentious election cycle; and more.
Intense debates have sparked among the 538 members of the Electoral College, who are set to cast their votes on December 19 - are they bound to support their state's candidate, or should they be free to vote their conscience?; Amazon launches a new market shopping experience without cash registers or lines; and we take a look at how counterterrorism efforts continue to impact personal privacy and tech concerns one year after the San Bernardino shooting.
Two more Cabinet members have been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump: retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, and former GOP presidential rival Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing; we take a closer look at the Oakland fire and its implications for what could be a larger housing problem in California; plus, how and why conspiracy theories are feeding into the 2016 political climate.
One year has passed since 14 people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack – we look at the tactical response, the community one year later and what life’s been like for Muslims since; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review the week’s latest releases, including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Man Down’ and more on FilmWeek.
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