Which Way, L.A.?

Which Way, L.A.?

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Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively, thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about.

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23 years ago, the fires of the Rodney King riots were burning and the sirens wailing when KCRW first asked, WWLA?

Urban planners got some bad news today.

Porter Ranch and Vernon are mirror images of each other.

Video of police misconduct wasn’t as common 25 years ago as it is today.

In the 23 years Which Way, LA? has been on the air, there have been five mayors of Los Angeles: Tom Bradley, Richard Riordan, James Hahn, Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti.

The City of Los Angeles will pay $24 million for the wrongful murder convictions of two men who spent years of their lives in prison because of proven misconduct by the LAPD.

The Ahwahnee Hotel is about to become the Majestic Yosemite; The Wawona will be known as the Big Trees Lodge.

WWLA? began its 23-year run in the wake of an incident so complex we still haven’t decided what to call it.  The Rodney King 'riots?" The "uprising?" The "civil disturbance?"

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