2/07/2011: it’s the year of the Rabbit

This week, we go to the opening of an exhibition by a Mexican photographer whose project is documenting women who are most ignored by dominant Mexican society, and we learn more about how Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated, and, we have an update from Luis Sierra Campos at City Hall about a proposal that would reduce the length of bus-only lanes on Wilshire Blvd.

Maya Goded

This past Saturday evening, Mexican photographer Maya Goded inaugurated a solo exhibition called Las Olvidadas at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside. Goded is a documentarian associated with the Magnum cooperative and known for her work in marginalized and stigmatized communities. She’s been honored with prestigious fellowships and prizes, including a Guggenheim fellowship, the Netherland’s Prince Claus prize, and the Eugene Smith award. Our arts editor, Jesse Lerner, talked with the her at the opening.

Chinese New Year

It’s Chinese New Year. Families give red envelopes to children and hang mandarin oranges on their doors. Hear in the City host Sara Harris takes us to the Broadway Chinatown parade and gets an education about traditional symbols, foods, and gifts during the lunar new year from Chinese Community representative, Rebecca Adler.

Wilshire Blvd. Bus Lane

On Wednesday, the L.A. City Council heard a proposal that would reduce by half the length of a 9-mile bus only lane funded principally by the federal government and in part by the city. Engineers, advocates, environmental groups, and bus riders filled the hall to hear 11th district councilman Bill Rosendahl explain why the residents in his district think a dedicated bus lane is not necessary. Hear in the City’s Luis Sierra Campos went to City Hall to find how the council voted.

A full podacast of the show is at: www.kpfk.org

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