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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Covering "Ghettosides" in South L.A.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In 2006, journalist Jill Leovy started a blog called "The Homicide Report." Her goal was to document every murder committed in L.A. County -- all 1,000 of them.  She spent two years embedded with homicide detectives, talking with victim's families, witnesses and suspects.  Now Leovy talks about her book, "Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America."

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99% Invisible

155- Palm Reading

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

design, city, landscape, tree, palm, architecture, California, Los Angeles

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Policing the Police

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Inspired by stories of police brutality and the Rodney King beating, civil rights attorney Connie Rice says she declared "war" on the LAPD in the 1990s. These days, she trains and supervises 50 officers in one of Los Angeles' toughest communities.

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PRI's The World

How wartime prejudice brought young Japanese Americans together for life

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.

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BackStory

The Reason in the Riot

Friday, September 19, 2014

With the American History Guys

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PRI's The World

Central American kids who make it to the US must cope with the violence they left behind

Friday, September 19, 2014

Many of the kids who crossed the Mexico-US border this year are now in Los Angeles and starting school. But it's not so easy to leave behind the violence they witnessed, and which drove them to flee, and simply start over in America.

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PRI's The World

Gang violence awaits a teen from El Salvador after his failed attempts to reach the US

Thursday, September 18, 2014

José has already tried to escape from El Salvador to the US this summer — twice. But he's failed each time, and now he's dodging gang violence at home while trying to make yet another attempt to leave.

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PRI's The World

Undocumented Asian immigrants shy away from revealing their status

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The immigration debate often centers on people from Latin America, but many undocumented immigrants are Asian. Yet Asian communities are seeking out help and enrolling in a government anti-deportation program at much lower rates than Latinos, thanks to stigma over being undocumented.

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WNYC News

NJ Police: Dad Called, Worried about LAX Suspect

Friday, November 01, 2013

The young man from New Jersey believed to have carried out a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport had sent a sibling a text message mentioning suicide, leading their father to seek authorities' help in finding him, a New Jersey police chief said Friday.

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Strangers

Matjames and Tyler: Flee, Flood, Float

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A story about the places we go and the people we find. (Sorry we don't want to give it away, just listen, please.) - Get the full story here.

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Strangers

Franky Carrillo: Life

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, but comes out ahead... - Get the full story here.

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Strangers

Alec Ledd, Moby: A.K.A.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Moby shares moments with strangers, Alec Ledd goes Jewish for Barbara Streisand. - Get the full story here.

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Soundcheck

Lionel Loueke: Musical Heritage From Everywhere

Friday, September 07, 2012

Guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke's latest album is called Heritage, and it reflects upon the musical influence that all of his many homes over the years -- from Benin to Paris to NYC -- have had on his music. He joins us in the studio along with his trio to play live. 

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Strangers

Mike Gerle: American Mormon-International Mr. Leather

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Mormon kid becomes "International Mr. Leather"

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Soundcheck

Noah and the MegaFauna: In Studio

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fronted by musician Noah Lit, Noah and the MegaFauna combines Django jazz, indie-rock and boho folk on a debut album called “Anthems for a Stateless Nation.” The L.A.-based swinging ensemble joins us to play live in the studio.

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On The Media

Journalists Allowed Into Los Angeles' Dependency Courts

Friday, February 17, 2012

At the end of last month, a Los Angeles judge issued an order allowing dramatically increased press access to dependency courts, where child abuse and foster care cases are heard. Concerns about protecting vulnerable children from media reports had made it all but impossible for reporters to enter the court. Brooke speaks with Los Angeles Times' reporter Garrett Therolf who hopes increased transparency will introduce more accountability into a broken system.

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Soundcheck

In Studio: Ozomatli

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The concept behind Los Angeles-based rock group Ozomatli is to combine every sound and style one would hear when driving through the tough neighborhoods of East Los Angeles and bring it to the world. As a result, their music fuses rock and hip hop with various Latin styles. They play live for us in the studio.

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The Takeaway

A Quart of Milk, a Loaf of Bread ... and Childhood Obesity?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A wave of obesity blamed (at least in part) on kids slurping cheap slushies and scarfing chips from local convenience stores has the Los Angeles City Council considering an unusual proposal: limiting the development of new corner stores in South L.A. Is the council's proposed moratorium a smart way to address a public health epidemic? Or is it an unfair attack on the convenient storefronts that serve low-income neighborhoods, where big chain grocery stores don't dare to enter?

We speak to public health expert Dr. Deborah Cohen; Lark Galloway-Gilliam, the executive director of a nonprofit health policy and education organization in South Los Angeles; and Jeff Lenard, the spokesperson for the National Association of Convenience Stores.

"The problem is that we have too many food cues that make us hungry, and make us eat too much. People were designed to overeat."
—Public health expert Dr. Deborah Cohen, on the danger that the kinds of cheap, highly processed foods usually available in convenience stores pose to public health

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The Takeaway

Wildfires Blaze Around Los Angeles

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wildfires blazing around the Los Angeles area have threatened nearly 12,000 homes in their path. The fires killed two firefighters yesterday, destroyed at least 18 homes, and are now threatening the complex at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.  Mt. Wilson is both a historic space observatory and, with its high vantage point and many antennas, the effective telecommunications nerve center for Los Angeles.

We talk to Justin Seastrand, natural resources specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, on the latest news.

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The Takeaway

The King of Pop: In Memoriam

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Michael Jackson will be laid to rest this morning in Los Angeles in a private ceremony in the Hollywood Hills. The funeral is for family and friends only, but at LA's Staples Center thousands of his fans are gathering to say their goodbyes to the King of Pop. Over 16,000 lucky fans were able to get tickets to the service, while many thousands of devoted fans are expected to line the streets surrounding the arena. Joining The Takeaway from outside the Staples Center is Josh Rogosin, independent public radio producer and downtown Los Angeles resident. Also joining the conversation is Belinda Luscombe, Time Magazine's editor-at-large, who wrote much of the magazine's Jackson coverage.

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