Compton's History as a Horse Town

Yesterday, L.A. County supervisors voted to renovate Magic Johnson Park in South L.A. The park is near Compton. It’s 104 acres and the county plans to spend $135 million making it over. But some residents are unhappy about part of that plan, a new equestrian center. They say they don’t want to live next door to horses, even though neighboring Compton has a long history as a horse town, a history that continues today. Right in the middle of the rough city immortalized by NWA, Compton’s historic agricultural district is alive and well.

Credits

Guests:
Rachel Surls - Cooperative Extension - @RachelSurls, Tre Hosely - Rodeo Rider - @LT_Hosley

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher