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.
Analyzing response to Clinton's big speech plus a look ahead at the campaign trail; then TGI-Filmweek! KPCC film critics Andy Klein & Claudia Puig review this week’s new releases including the return of Matt Damon's “Jason Bourne" franchise and we ask about your top 'encore films' - the ones you watch again...and again...
HRC's big speech tonight, a Republican perspective on the DNC & a deep dive into why the threat of terrorism plays so differently with Democrats and Republicans - and how that played out in both conventions; Plus Metro CEO Phil Washington is in-studio to answer your questions about transportation & their new partnership with Pokémon Go
Bernie supporters heckled speakers throughout the first day of the Democratic Convention: can Bill Clinton heal the Democratic rift with his prime-time speech tonight?; Larry interviews Heather Mac Donald, whose controversial views on policing have caused a stir after this month's shootings & a recent study shows that high schoolers are having less sex than previous generations - a "Tinder sociologist" explains why.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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