Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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Adolfo reports on K-12 education and higher education for Southern California Public Radio.

He’s been a reporter at SCPR since 2000 and in that time has covered many different types of stories including elections, transportation, fires, and the arts. His most memorable stories are the on-site reports at the 2007 May Day Melee protests at L.A.’s MacArthur Park, a fatal apartment collapse that shed light on L.A.'s dearth of housing inspectors, University of California students coping with hunger, South Gate overcoming political corruption, the 25th anniversary of L.A.’s seminal 1977 punk rock scene, social work interns helping students from military families cope, political dirty tricks funded by public funds in the Inglewood Unified School District, a profile of prominent L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, and a feature about Adolfo’s name appearing on the TV show "The Simpsons".

Adolfo's awards include the 2006 L.A. Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year and a regional Edward R. Murrow honor.

2016 is Adolfo’s 20th year in public radio news. He was hired in 1996 by KPBS-FM in San Diego as a producer for the daily news talk show These Days. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and kids.

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

From 'Ecstasy' to the Eighties

The Museum of Contemporary Art previews its 2005 schedule. Exhibits will include works by a 1980s "art star," and a collection of psychedelic art.

Educators Blast Governor's Plans to Reform Education

In his State of the State speech, Governor Schwarzenegger called for a merit pay system for teachers, where salary would be linked to performance rather than tenure. The proposal is not going over well with many Southern California educators

Southern California Indian Community Bands Together to Help Tsunami Victims

The need for relief is unquestioned among Indian immigrants in Southern California, but there is a great deal of debate over how aid should be delivered

California Schools Get Low Grade From Research Group

A study by the non-profit Rand Corporation finds schools in California lag behind other states in most qualitative measures.

Filipino Sailors Stranded in LA

A 13-member crew from the Philippines is left behind by the officers of a cargo ship. The officers skipped bail after being accused of creating subhuman living conditions aboard the ship and dumping oil waste near the shore.

Gallery for Graffiti Artists is Demolished

Graffiti advocates lose fight to save Belmont Tunnel, which spray paint muralists have used for decades to display their art.

Cal State Teaching Assistants Go On Strike

Thousand of California State University teaching assistants hold a one-day strike, accusing the university of using stalling tactics in labor negotiations.

LAUSD, Teachers Negotiate Pay Raise

Los Angeles school teachers hold an informational picket line calling for a cost of living increase. School district officials say they can't afford it.

LA's Chinatown Looks Beyond Its Movie-Made Mythology

Chinatown youth use art to learn about their community. Adults see the younger generation as the best hope for the area's revitalization.

LA Humanitarian Aid Group Turns Focus Closer to Home

Operation USA, which provides humanitarian aid to foreign countries, is giving free medical supplies to community clinics in Southern California.

Students Turn to Art to Express Anger at Budget Cuts

Pierce College hosts an art exhibition called "The Missing Community College Student." It features sculptures created by students who are outraged by fee hikes and cutbacks at colleges across the state.

Educators React To President's Plan To Extend "No Child Left Behind"

Some educators feel President Bush's plan to extend the "No Child Left Behind Act" to middle schools and high schools will overload the students. The President's supporters say reform is needed.

Orange Unified School Bond Measure is Rejected

Although 92 percent of school bond measures passed statewide, Orange Unified School District's bond measure went down to defeat.

Fighting for Independents in the 54th Assembly Distrct

The close race for this open assembly seat hinges on the independent vote.

Voters to Decide Whether to Stop "Shakedown Lawsuits"

Proposition 64 on the Nov. 2nd California ballot would only permit those directly affected by alleged corporate wrongdoing to file lawsuits.