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.
Discussing last night's Democratic debate in New Hampshire; debating the Pentagon's pilot program to pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen and the documentary film makers of "Amy" and "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" talk with Larry Mantle for TGI-FilmWeek!
There is a backlash against advice from the CDC warning sexually active women not to drink alcohol if they aren't using birth control; a study by California's Legislative Analyst bolsters efforts to allow school districts to accept student transfers from outside districts & a look at the phenomenon of people who practice more than one religion.
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