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On today's anniversary edition of Which Way, LA?, we look at music, movies and literature that reflected – and in some cases predicted – the 1992 Los Angeles riots. We hear from filmmaker John Singleton, writer and actress Anna Deavere Smith, musicians Ozomatli and others about the cultural touchstones of riots-era Los Angeles. (For additional KCRW coverage of the 1992 riots, go to http://KCRW.com/LARiots.)

Banner image: Anna Deavere Smith in the 1992 world premiere of Twilight: Los Angeles. Photo by Jay Thompson

Producers:
Anna Scott

Main Topic From Gangsta Rap to Bwy Theater: Cultural Touchstones of the LA Riots 49 MIN, 37 SEC

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(L-R) Warren Olney, Gary Phillips, Anna Deavere Smith and John Singleton

 

Guests:
Todd Boyd, University of Southern California (@DrToddBoyd)
John Singleton, filmmaker
Anna Deavere Smith, actress and playwright (@AnnaDeavereS)
Charles Burnett, filmmaker
Gary Phillips, novelist
Wanda Coleman, poet

Reporter's Notebook Riots Playlist 9 MIN, 19 SEC

KCRW DJ Raul Campos speaks with Justin Poree and Wil-Dog Abers of the Los Angeles-based band Ozomatli about their history and their "riots playlist" -- the songs they associate with the 1992 uprising.

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(L-R) Wil-Dog Abers, KCRW's Raul Campos and Justin Poree


Guests:
Justin Poree, musician (@ozomatli)
Wil-Dog Abers, musician (@ozomatli)

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