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After years of abuse at LA County jails, the Board of Supervisors appointed an Inspector General.  Now, they may have the votes to create a Commission for civilian oversight. We talk to the new Sheriff, Jim McDonnell, about how much power the Commission should have and how transparent he wants his Department to be.  Also, LA's Music Center 50 years later.

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Producers:
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody
Saul Gonzalez

LA's New Sheriff and Civilian Oversight 15 MIN, 53 SEC

Corruption within the ranks and abuse of inmates in County jails led Lee Baca to resign as Sheriff, and the Board of Supervisors to create an Inspector General.  With two new Supervisors, there now may be enough votes for a commission to provide civilian oversight.  But a lot will depend on the newly elected Sheriff, Jim McDonnell.

Guests:
Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff (@LACoSheriff)
Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors (@mridleythomas)
Celeste Fremon, WitnessLA.com (@witnessla)

Music Center Turns 50 9 MIN, 29 SEC

The Los Angeles Music Center helped put LA on the map as a cultural hub, and its fiftieth anniversary is being marked with special performances and other events. To learn more about its influence over five decades, KCRW's Saul Gonzalez went behind the scenes for a tour.


Looking down at Disney Concert Hall's main stage
from the catwalk and crawl space areas above
Photo: Saul Gonzalez

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