The phrase "South Central Los Angeles" can evoke a litany of negative associations for most people, but the litany is different for those who have lived or worked in South Central than those who only know it from news accounts and representations in popular culture. The often conflicting notions of what South Central is, and was, are under scrutiny through a photography exhibit at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. In the exhibit, photographs of South Central streets and intersections are placed side by side with current photographs of the same locations. Larry and his guests discuss the history, the early and present realities of South Central, as opposed to popular myths, that have fostered an evolving sense of place and identity.
A public radio tradition updated this year with NPR host Lisa Simeone. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. You can listen to the audio of this story at NPR's Web site.
The ACLU sent a letter Thursday asking law enforcement to stop ICE from using ruses when investigating undocumented immigrants; we dispel some common misconceptions about the Constitution; a look at the race for DNC Chair; we want to hear about which LA coffee shops have the coolest spaces; and more.
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We round up the latest in politics - President Trump's extensive plan on immigration enforcement, his new pick for National Security Advisor, SCOTUS hearings and more; how hackers can steal personal data while you charge your phone in public; we talk to Tony Fletcher about the life of singer Wilson Pickett; and more.
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