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Policing and South L.A.

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Today on the show, we have segments from the past year that examine policing in Los Angeles, the culture of the LAPD and life in South L.A.

First, author Joe Domanick talks about his latest book, Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing.

Then, a feature story about policing in and around Watts, which first aired in August, exactly 50 years after the Watts riots.

Next, author Jill Leovy on her book Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America.

And finally, a look at the recent effort to rename South L.A. “SOLA” and what it means to rebrand a neighborhood.

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