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.
AirTalk looks ahead after LA Times Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin, among other top editors, were fired Monday. We also debate a proposal that would charge property developers in LA a linkage fee per square foot; how hackers can wreck havoc using only your cell phone number; and more.
Larry Mantle broadcasts live from outside the Mohn Broadcast Center as the Great American Eclipse moves through Southern California, hearing from listeners all over the country as they watched the eclipse. We also parse through the week’s news in politics; explore why Jerry Lewis was such a polarizing comedian; and more.
AirTalk dives into the newest information from Barcelona after Spain was hit with two vehicular attacks Thursday. We also look into tech companies’ new role in drawing the line between free speech and hate speech after GoDaddy, Google and more stopped servicing a neo-Nazi website; review this weekend’s new movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
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