At the beginning of the year, Hear in the City was selected by the national youth radio network –Generation PRX– to participate in a one-hour radio special about bullying. This episode of Hear in the City features two wonderfully talented students at Roosevelt High School, Oscar Rodriguez and René Ayala, reporting about how bullying is not as easily defined as you might think. Also features music by EMA and They Live, Midnight Ridazz, #99!
“Our vibrations reach Japan today.” Spoken by Mineo Hoshi of the South Coast Interfaith Council in Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo on the moment of ringing the bell at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 2:46PM, PDT, in honor of what was lost in the Tsunami one year ago.
Anne Marie Ruff who recently published her first novel, Through These Veins, explores the question “if we had a cure for AIDS, would it ever make it to market?:” She spent a lot of time at the Los Angeles Central Library while writing and offers us this audio post-card to the Central Library. All profits from the sale of her book benefit Doctors Without Borders and the Ethiopian Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity. Her commentary was originally published in the Downtown News. Anne Marie will be at Stories bookstore reading from her novel on Thursday, April 5th. Visit our website, Hearinthecity.org for details.
On this episode, we meet a coyo-dog, Sara chases a coyote up into the hills in the broad daylight, and we revisit the animal’s predicament in the urban space.
Navajo legend holds that coyote placed the stars in the sky before humans walked the earth. Coyote was clever and vain and placed his own image before any of the other animals. Great Spirit condemned coyote to howl at the stars every night to punish him for his laziness and his dishonesty. On this episode of Hear in the City, we explore the relationship coyotes have with humans in urban spaces in today’s Southern California.
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Hear in the City’s arts editor, Jesse Lerner, breaks down some of the contradictions of MOCA’s ultra-popular Art in the Streets exhibition at the Geffen Temporary Contemporary in downtown Los Angeles.
From our recent grocery shopping show on Hear in the City, we bring you contributor Will Coley’s audio essay on why he likes Costco so much, “warts and all”. The warehouse store chain has proven to weather the recession well, perhaps by not accepting credit cards other than American Express, but Will asked recently, “Can I take back my Costco love?” when he read about the company’s agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to screen employees with the E-verify system for legal immigration status. The voluntary social security data scanning system has drawn criticism for its intrusion of privacy and because one in 25 entries are flawed or misspelled, resulting in termination of employment or declining to hire qualified job applicants.