The Downtown Women's Center is the only facility exclusively for homeless women downtown, and women are the fastest growing segment of homeless. So, the DWC got to work, and Friday unveils its new home - the Annenberg Foundation Downtown Women's Center Wallis House, named for lead donor Wallis Annenberg. Off-Ramp host John Rabe met the DWC's CEO, Lisa Watson, in the shiny new kitchen.
Last month, Off-Ramp's Kevin Ferguson visited with Laurel Holliday, mother of three, who was fighting to keep her modified house out of foreclosure. This week, we follow up with Laurel, see how she's doing, and what her plans are for the future, if any. Video of Laurel, produced by KPCC's Cecile Gregoriades.
On the day after the Trump Inauguration, we go live to Washington DC and downtown LA to talk with participants in the two planned marches ... We’ll watch "Hidden Figures" with a woman and her mom … who happens to have been a NASA contractor. ... We get another Do It Yourself film festival from critic Tim Cogshell. This one includes "Live Nude Girls," "Living Out Loud," and "The Quick and the Dead."
Lynne Westmore Bloom died last week. In 1966, her giant pink naked lady appeared over the Malibu Canyon tunnel, delighting many, and pissing off local officials. ... Sanden Totten, of science podcast Brains On, takes us to Joshua Tree and explains how its shrubs, animals, and Joshua Trees survive. ... The Formosa Café just closed, so we'll talk about its role as a creative shorthand for evoking the glamour of Old Hollywood. ... 8-Bit music, the sound of old school video games, is s now a genre for musicians who like its simplicity and the era it evokes. We’ll tell you about an 8-bit music festival happening this weekend in LA.
Marc Haefele considers "Breaking News" at the Getty Center, which shows how broken newsgathering has often been; In "Broke," KPCC's Rina Palta and Priska Neely look at California's growing homeless problem; Taylor Orci talks pastrami and deli menus with Norm Langer; and Gustavo Arellano tells hipster chefs to look away from Mexico for inspiration in 2017.
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