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

Latin "Alternative" Bands Fight For Fans, Airwaves

They're often ignored by record companies and radio programmers, but dozens of bands that mix hip-hop and Latin rhythms won't give up the dream of success. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez visits the Latin Alternative Music Conference in LA.

Governor Settles ACLU School Lawsuit

In a break from the Davis Administration, Governor Schwarzenegger has settled a lawsuit over run-down schools by pledging millions in state money for repairs and textbooks.

The King of "Pachuco Boogie" Remembered

Bandleader Don Tosti - who blended Latin jazz, blues and boogie into LA's "Pachuco" sound - has died at 81. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez celebrates Tosti's musicial invention.

"Inventing Race"

They look like colorful depictions of life in 18th century Mexico. But a closer look at the "casta" paintings in a recent LA exhibition reveal warnings against mixing the races.

Budget Deal Opens Space at UC, CSU

Lawmakers and higher education honchos congratulated themselves Friday for winning slots for more students at the University of California and the California State University.

A Teacher Follows His Religious Beliefs

The tale of an LA public school teacher who switches to a private Christian school so he can integrate the Bible into his teaching.

Bodies on Display at the California Science Center

From now until January, you can see German doctor Gunther Von Hagens' unusual exhibit of preserved and dissected human bodies at the California Science Center.

Police Beating Stirs Anger in South L.A.

The videotaped police beating of a suspect has triggered new anger for some African-Americans.

Belmont Learning Complex Finally Approved

The LA school board approves the environmental impact report for the long-delayed Belmont Learning Complex high school, which will now be called Vista Hermosa.

Fear in Wake of Inland Empire Immigrant Sweeps

Recent immigration sweeps in Corona and other communities have spread fear among legal and illegal immigrants.