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.
On Monday, the LAPD rolls out the first batch of its brand new officer body cameras. Also, rents here are the most unaffordable in the nation and there are tens of thousands of homeless. There is a program out there that’s supposed to help people who can’t afford homes - Section 8. Then, for us mere mortals, there are four seasons in the year. For Hollywood, there’s a fifth -- Awards Season.
The LA City Council held off yesterday in approving LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic games. Also, as part of our series looking at presidential contenders, AirTalk dissects Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker's campaign. Then, a twofer on the 2015 Emmy contenders for Unstructured Reality: ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ and ‘Wahlburgers.'
The story is still developing out of Moneta, VA, where a reporter and cameraman at central Virginia's WDBJ TV were shot and killed on live TV while doing an interview at a local mall. Also, how do you know when it’s time to leave a perfectly good job? Then, the survival show, "Naked and Afraid," has paid off with an Emmy nom this year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality program.
The debate over affordable housing in Los Angeles county seems to be hitting a fever pitch. Also, he’s a political outsider. A straight shooter. And a GOP hopeful running to become the next President of the United States. His name is Ben Carson. Then, the controversial premise of A&E’s “Intervention,” a nightmarishly realistic portrayal of addiction recovery, may be what’s propelled the show to its 14th season.
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