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).
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
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