Category Archives: Neighborhood/Area

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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lost archives of a career photographer

Our radio station, KPFK in Los Angeles, is calling: support our non-commercial airwaves! It’s L.A.’s home for Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera. While we break for that cause,  listen to this latest episode of Hear in the City. We enter a collection … 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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unique little endeavors

Sara was walking through the park looking for a place to photograph a tin house when she noticed a life-size plastic horse being pulled up a ravine on a stretcher by a small team of uniformed rappelers with helmets. As … 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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Stray cats, needy dogs

        On this episode of Hear in the City we visit with two extraordinary people who dedicate their lives to caring for pets that would otherwise fall through the cracks of the urban economic crisis. One, a … 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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translations in Mexican art

          Listen to this show and be treated to a sonic journey into translations between languages, media, and landscapes as we map an eclectic sampling of Mexican artists whose work is currently featured around Los Angeles…. … 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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