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.
We’ll take you to the devastating Sand Fire to meet a woman who lost her house, a man who almost did, and people who rescued horses ... Genndy Tartakovsky brings back 'Samurai Jack' after a long hiatus. Will he ever get home? ... The Getty scores two firsts with its new exhibit, “London Calling.” ... We’ll have the next piece in Priska Neely’s series on teenage artists. This time, we’ll meet a skinny gay Jewish teenage rapper who tells us why hip hop helps him feel more like himself.
An 81-year old woman riding the 67-mile trail over the Santa Monica Mountains ... The California African American Museum just announced a major grant and collaboration with the Smithsonian ... We remember Carolyn See, who once said, “When I started to write, I was relatively old, and lived in California. So I was the wrong sex, wrong age, wrong coast. Luckily, I was too ignorant to know it.” ... We'll check in with KPCC’s Mike Roe at Comic-Con to see if anybody’s actually getting work done, or if they’re all playing Pokemon Go ...
Meet an artist named Juanita Pina who lives on LA’s Skid Row. We’ll hear from Ringo Starr and talk with some of the hundreds of fans (like Scarlet, right) who celebrated his birthday with him in Hollywood. Tim Cogshell has another DIY film festival for Off-Ramp listeners, this time looking at 3 important films in the film noir style.
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