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).
We dive into each candidate's performance during Monday night's presidential debate including moderator Lester Holt's; why veteran suicide hotlines miss more than one third of calls and how to battle compassion fatigue; Snapchat's announcement to release new camcorder sunglasses called Spectacles; plus, we remember the albums and songs that define our youth.
We take a look at each candidate's strategy and prep as they gear up for tonight's debate; airlines are seeking to limit the types of service animals allowed on planes but disability rights advocates are pushing back; Long Beach has proposed a new general tax to local businesses that distribute marijuana - some wonder if it could be a bellwether; Plus, we dive into the new venues added to L.A.'s Olympic bid.
We talk about the charges facing the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last Friday, as well as the rhetoric surrounding recent police shootings; SoCal vehicle registration fees may be hiked in an effort to pay for smog reduction programs – how much are you willing to pay to meet mandated emission cuts?; plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about the week’s newest releases, and we pay tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
Protests have continued in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man on Tuesday – the police chief said he plans to show the video of the shooting to the man’s family but not to the public – we bring you the latest developments; a new proposal to make L.A. an autonomous transit city by 2035 – what will it take?; and we look at how race and class are intertwined, and the implications for SoCal.
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