In one of LA’s fanciest neighborhoods, homeless military veterans erected a big tent city and refused to leave. “City of Tents: Veterans Row” tells the story of the men who built the camp as a protest, and how it became both a refuge and a battlefield. The camp eventually engulfed the entire neighborhood around it in conflict and became a symbol for the limits of our patriotism – before it finally came to an end more than one year later.
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Host and reporter, ANNA SCOTT
Anna Scott is a reporter for KCRW, focused on housing and homelessness. She created KCRW's podcast Samaritans, and reported for its podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. Before that, she produced Madeleine Brand's news program "Press Play." Anna reports regularly on homelessness for NPR's national programs. She's previously written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Los Angeles Times, and various local publications.
Executive producer, SONYA GEIS
Sonya Geis oversees KCRW's news features and long-form journalism projects. She manages the station's reporters and edits stories that air on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Press Play and Greater LA. She has also served as executive producer and editor on podcasts and documentaries including: Samaritans; Two Years: Diaries of a Divided Nation; Welcome to LA; There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles; KCRW Investigates; and Below The Ten. Her work has won national and regional Edward R. Murrow awards as well as local journalism awards from the Los Angeles Press Club and RTNDA.
Editor, AUDREY QUINN
Audrey Quinn is a podcast story editor and audio reporter, and an adjunct professor at the NYU Institute of Journalism. Audrey edited the Pulitzer Prize-winning podcast Suave from Futuro Media. She also hosted the series Aftereffect from WNYC Studios. In 2017 she was a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Reporting Fellow.
Hosted and reported by Anna Scott
Executive producer is Sonya Geis
Edited by Audrey Quinn with additional editing by Sonya Geis
Sound design and mixing by Ray Guarna
Art and graphics by Evan Solano
Production assistant is Alexandra Applegate with extra help from Zeke Reed
Support for City of Tents: Veteran's Row is brought to you by the Wells Fargo Foundation.