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A Photographer's Contrasting Views Of L.A.




Boyle Heights, 1968.
Boyle Heights, 1968. "Some kid got hit on the head by the cops during the Walkouts. I called these images 'a field day for the heat.' They were just kids."
George Rodriguez

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On today's show:

Who Shot 'Ya? He Did.

George Rodriguez's 2018 book, "Double Vision," and a current exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum,  span over half a century of images capturing two very different sides of Los Angeles. There are his "day job" photos of film stars and teen heartthrobs from when he ran the Columbia Pictures photo lab. He also shot many prominent musicians for various magazines, including some of the first images of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre in N.W.A. And there are photographs chronicling his own personal interest in the Chicano protests and farmworker strikes of the 1960s and '70s. During the grape boycott between 1965-70, Rodriguez embedded with Cesar Chavez to document him as he fasted for worker rights. Many of his photos document the South and East L.A. neighborhoods where Rodriguez started honing his craft as a teenager. Rodriguez spoke with The Frame guest host Steven Cuevas when his book was published.

What's Next For 'Star Wars'?

Steven Cuevas talks with Aaron Couch of The Hollywood Reporter about the news that former "Game of Thrones" show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are no longer attached to the "Star Wars" trilogy they were hired to shepherd back in February 2018. The news has sparked a frenzy among "Star Wars" fans on social media.

Devilish Music For The Season

L.A.-based singer San Cha has a complicated relationship with religion. Her childhood experiences growing up Catholic and singing in church were at odds with her queer identity. Her latest album, “Capricho Del Diablo” (The Devil's Whim) seeks to reconcile that — mixing punk music with ranchera melodies and church harmonies. (She performs Nov. 1 at "Selena for Sanctuary," a free concert at Grand Park in downtown L.A.)