Tag Archives: Hear in the City

Loitering in public space

What does it mean to “loiter”? To occupy and frequent a space without a monetary transaction or other purposeful agenda in mind? This episode, we look at modes of Social Practice  Occupy L.A. as Performing Public Space continues it’s Come in; We’re Open show at … Continue reading

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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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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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wildlife encounters

The direct encounter with a wild predator in the urban context is exhilerating, unsettling, and urgent. Something has to happen. On this episode of Hear in the City, Sara confronts a coyote on the street in broad daylight, sending it … 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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“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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