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live from occupy pt1

Peace and equality activists of all stripes have been on the lawn and sidewalks of Los Angeles City Hall since the beginning of October as part of a larger sit-in movement in the United States demanding a restoration of sanity in economic and social systems in this country. It’s peaceful, it’s messy, it’s full of ideas and dreams and conversations. Hear in the City listens in live, for the record. Listen up. We’ll have more as time goes by.

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hitc 10 04 11


In honor of our one-year anniversary on Hear in the City, we bring you a show about protest, performance, and prayer in the public space. Our show is dedicated to mapping the city through conversations with people working toward creative social change in and around Los Angeles, and in that spirit, we are checking in with Occupy L.A., the Asco show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the World Festival of Sacred Music.

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hitc 6 14 11

On this week’s show, we enter the space of a meticulous 24-hour-long video documentation of one entire day in Christian Marclay’s new work, The Clock, we consider the expanded day of June 16th, 1904, as Bloomsday and James Joyce’s Ulysses are recognized by readers around the world, and we start the show with news of the early release of convicted Bay Area Transit cop Johannes Mehserle, less than one year after his sentencing for the killing of a young, unarmed black man on a train platform in Oakland, 22-year-old Oscar Grant.

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