FROM Alexandra Garreton
Peacemakers: The Cop As a black kid growing up in South LA, Lt. Michael Carodine was regularly mistreated by police. But for Lt. Carodine, bad policing was a problem that could be solved; and he would help solve it.
Peacemakers: The Interventionist When someone gets shot in Skipp Townsend's community, he is often one of the first on the scene. Sometimes he knows the victim personally. Skipp works as a gang interventionist with the LAPD.
The Long Commute On Aug. 26, 1954, Arthur Kitt Murray climbed into the cockpit of an experimental rocket at Edwards Air Force Base, about a hundred miles north of Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley. Murray was about to fly as close to the stars as man had ever been. At 90,000 feet above the desert, Murray looked out the window of his cockpit and became the first human to see the curvature of the earth.
Peddling Candy in South LA Luis Sanchez, who dresses in drag and goes by the name Grace of the Sea, sells bacon wrapped pineapple stuffed hot dogs in Jefferson Park a couple days a week. He also sells candy out of a golden basket.
Grace of the Sea Luis Gutierez Sanchez, who calls himself "Grace of the Sea," has been living in a garage in South LA for six years. But now he has to move. He tells his story of living as a gay undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles. Warning: This program contains explicit language and addresses adult topics and themes - including sex and drug use.
After Katrina, Finding Refuge in South LA When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans ten years ago, Cassandra Cousin got out as soon as she could and relocated to South LA. Now, she lives with her son in a house next to her church, where she's found solace. "Another reason I don't want to go back down there is because I don't want to be in another hurricane. It was just too much for me," she says.
The New Compton Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. biopic opens this weekend, but a lot has changed in the city since the 90's. As part of our series Below the Ten: Life in South LA, producer David Weinberg looks at the Compton of today.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.