Tag Archives: Air Check

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“It’s really hard for someone to get their head around what the Inglewood Oil Field is.” On this week’s Hear in the City we offer you part two in our series about oil extraction in the Baldwin Hills, and we help L.A. local-global micro cinema, the Echo Park Film Center, celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Listen to KPFK, 90.7FM, Tuesday’s at 3:30pm.

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Hear in the City will spend then next few shows in the Baldwin Hills at the Inglewood Oilfield. This place is perched on the summit overlooking the past and the future. On one side, the oil discoveries that drew wealth and intrigue and prospectors to L.A. at the turn of the last century and on the other side, the future of Los Angeles parkland at a moment when public access to the great outdoors may well trump the desire for traditional industrial jobs and big real estate developments. To a degree, both spaces on this summit are imaginary. To a degree, both spaces are very real.
Listen to the voices from the oilfield: Part One of our Series sponsored by Newsdesk.org and Spot.us.

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hitc 11 08 2011


This month, we’ll be launching our new series on oil exploration and drilling right in the middle of residential Los Angeles. It’s called Air Check: pollution and petroleum from a community perspective. It’s complicated. It involves oil rigs in the middle of the city, and it involves multiple agencies. You are welcome you to visit our website, www.hearinthecity.org to get a taste of who we’ll be hearing from in our reporting. Today, we wanted to follow up on an international story we’ve been covering from L.A. Liberians went to the polls on Tuesday, for a second round of voting in a run-off election for the country’s president. We bring you an interview with three leaders in the Liberian community in L.A. to talk about the recent Nobel Peace shared by activist Leyma Gbowee and President Sirleaf Johnson with a young Yemeni journalist: all women.

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