Tag Archives: Sara Harris

one more coyote show

On this episode, we meet a coyo-dog, Sara chases a coyote up into the hills in the broad daylight, and we revisit the animal’s predicament in the urban space.

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the coyote show

Navajo legend holds that coyote placed the stars in the sky before humans walked the earth. Coyote was clever and vain and placed his own image before any of the other animals. Great Spirit condemned coyote to howl at the stars every night to punish him for his laziness and his dishonesty. On this episode of Hear in the City, we explore the relationship coyotes have with humans in urban spaces in today’s Southern California.

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covina tour

46,800 people live in this small city in the San Gabriel Valley, two dozen of them without permanent housing. That may not seem like a lot, especially by Los Angeles County standards, but what may make Covina unique is that the Community Redevelopment Agency of this former orange orchard town is investing tax dollars in preventing homelessness for those two dozen people, especially families. The city has made permanent housing for families a priority. Whether or not this is a factor in that social mandate, by my count, there are at least a dozen churches in Covina.

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trespass preview

Listen to Hear in the City host Sara Harris sits down to West of Rome director and Trespass/Parade organizer Emi Fontana, and 1980’s New York underground music luminary and Brazilian carnival mover and shaker Arto Lindsay to talk about what the parade will bring to Broadway.

“To call it Trespass is a provocation: what is really the fine line between what is permitted and what is not permitted in the public realm?” Emi Fontana, West of Rome.

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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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live from occupy pt2

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 to the second half of the show. We’ll have more as time goes by.

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haitian poetry

This is an excerpt from an audiopostcard Hear in the City host Sara Harris produced with Haitian students at Toussaint L’ouverture High School in Del Rey Beach, Florida after President Jean Bertrand Aristide was pushed out of power. An English teacher at the High School invited Sara to her poetry class. Her students wanted to challenge the pervasive impression that their country and their culture is one of misery, suffering, and disaster. So, together, they recorded their poetry and their choir practice. This piece was produced for Youth Radio aired on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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deported

Before this week’s show, Hear in the City host Sara Harris will be presenting her work at the Center for Non-profit Management and talking about the ins-and-outs of independent radio/audio production. One of Sara’s all-time-favorite stories she’s worked on is this collaboration with Street Poet Jorge Nuñez. After growing up his whole life in Los Angeles, Jorge was deported to Tijuana, Mexico and tells this story about his experience. This piece was produced for Youth Radio and originally aired on All Things Considered.

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Category?? a tragic event and a joyous event

This week’s Hear in the City takes you to the 10 miles of streets where countless thousands of Angelinos had the rare pleasure of walking, cycling, skating, and otherwise propelling themselves on human power, exclusively, for a day during this April’s Ciclavia event. We also spend time with three Chinese students at the University of Southern California in the wake of a tragic killing of two Chinese graduate students in front of their guest home in South Los Angeles.

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the magic lantern and surrealist women poets

This week’s Hear in the City offers you a sonic journey into translations between languages, media, and landscapes as we map an eclectic sampling of Mexican artists whose work is currently featured around Los Angeles.

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