Category Archives: economy and equality

of marathons and assholes

On this episode: “Whenever I see a plain, industrial building, I just have to wonder: who’s being screwed behind those frosted, black windows?”  -Robby Herbst, Llano del Río collective on the Antagonist’s Guide to the Assholes of Los Angeles. “When you are … Continue reading

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Air

      This episode, we launch a three-part series from radio art collective, RadioSonideros called Air. Water. Earth. It was first broadcast as part of a floating radio station on the Staten Island Ferry in 2007: The FM Ferry Experiment.   Also in … Continue reading

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a house painted gold

On this episode, we visit a humble house on a winding road in the hills of Los Angeles where a group of artists turn one family’s mortgage default and foreclosure story into a lens for looking at a larger problem. … Continue reading

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sports and music making the difference

This episode of Hear in the City takes us on a journey to the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains at Camp Afflerbaugh, one of the 19 juvenile probation camps in Los Angeles County. Affirmative Athletics director Rob Thelusma introduces … Continue reading

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¿Y, si hubo fraude? and unions try to stop Walmart in Chinatown

   While most media regurgitate Calderón and the PRI’s assertions that Mexico has a president-elect, today on Hear in the City, Sara interviews investigative journalist and Enfoque Latino contributor Dolores Dorantes about what she calls “A Coup d’ Etat, Mexican … Continue reading

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the May Day show

On this week’s episode, we reflect on the words of Studs Terkel, in honor of what would be his 100th birthday on May 16th. The Chicago-based journalist and oral historian dedicated his life to giving voice to work-a-day people. He … Continue reading

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Two events: one tragic, one joyous

On this episode, we take you to the 10 miles of streets where countless thousands of Angelinos had the rare pleasure of walking, cycling, skating, and otherwise propelling themselves on human power, exclusively, for a day during this April’s Ciclavia event. … Continue reading

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bells for Japan and advocates for foster children

 On this week’s episode, we ring the big bell at the Nishi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles at 2:46pm in recognition and solidarity with the people of Japan who were hit by the earthquake and Tsunami last … Continue reading

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Bullied?

         On this week’s show, we are thrilled to announce that Hear in the City has been selected to be part of a national one-hour radio series: Generation PRX’s Bullied Project. Student producers René Ayala and Oscar Rodriguez … Continue reading

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Occupy Rose Parade and “Civic Virtue” Los Angeles

        It’s our first show of the new year! We go to the Rose Parade to hear the first Occupy Los Angeles march of the year… and we’ll go up above Hollywood Boulevard to the Barnsdall Art Park … Continue reading

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