News today from the Census Bureau shows that the economic situation for millions of Americans got better last year: More than three million people escaped poverty and median income is up more than 5 percent. In South LA, violent crime is up. The LAPD is fighting the trend with the Community Safety Operations Center, a coordinated effort between precincts. It’s the 20th anniversary of the murder of Tupac Shakur in a drive-by in Las Vegas. Press Play looks at his legacy and influence. And Keith Morris, founding member of punk bands Black Flag and the Circle Jerks, has a new book out: “My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor.” Finally, a new investigation shows that the sugar industry cooked the books about the health dangers of their product back in the 1960s.
Poverty rates are down, median income is up
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Median income goes up for the first time in years
News today from the Census Bureau shows that the economic situation for millions of Americans got better last year. More than three million people escaped poverty – the...
How community policing is changing South LA
The Los Angeles Police Department realized five months ago that it had a problem: violent crime was up, and half of the city’s shootings and murders were happening in just...
20th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of rapper Tupac Shakur. Tupac was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; his murder is still unsolved. He is...
Keith Morris on 'My Damage'
When you think of the early days of punk rock, maybe you think of London and the Sex Pistols and the Clash; or New York and the Ramones and the New York Dolls. But Los...