On today's show:
A saga of two families in WWII-era California
(Starts at 8:17)
When playwright and director Luis Valdez was a child, his family lived and worked on a Central California farm owned by Japanese-Americans. That experience inspired "Valley of the Heart," about a relationship that is hindered by cultural differences and then torn apart by the internment of Japanese-Americans. Valdez talks with John Horn about his play at the Mark Taper Forum.
Fox spreads its message on a new platform
(Starts at 1:16)
L.A. Times reporter Stephen Battaglio says the new streaming service, Fox Nation, is part of a movement by the major players in the TV news business that target the growing number of viewers gravitating to streaming video and bypassing traditional pay-TV subscriptions.
'I'M IN THE BAND': ANA DA SILVA TELLS HER STORY
(Starts at 20:00)
In the late '70s, Ana da Silva and Gina Birch formed the pioneering post-punk band, The Raincoats. They, along with members Palmolive and Vicky Aspinall, set a precedent for feminist music and influenced a generation of DIY musicians, notably Kurt Cobain. Da Silva now has a forthcoming album, “Island,” made on modular synthesizers with the Japanese experimental musician known as Phew. This interview is excerpted from "I’m In the Band,” a podcast about women in punk music created by musician and writer Allison Wolfe and The Frame’s Jonathan Shifflett.