Category Archives: arts, film, and music

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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Voting from jail in California

On the week before the November 6th general election, we visit Men’s Central Jail in downtown L.A. to witness a first-time-ever push by a coalition of community organizations and volunteers to register inmates and former felons who are eligible to … 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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“It’s just a big rock” and Radio Ambulante

On this episode, Hear in the City takes us to the unveiling of Levitated Mass, a 340-ton rock with its own Twitter feed. The rock’s trip through 22 cities in Southern California from Jurupah Valley to its perch atop a … Continue reading

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for our mothers

In honor of Mothers’ Day, two stories of motherhood during difficult times. Our first audio postcard comes from students at The HeArt Project: a wonderfully talented group of teen moms who are finishing their high school degrees at a small … 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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