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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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The summer concert series at the Hollywood Bowl kicked off this weekend. Thomas Wilkins is the Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Suicide and drug overdoses are leading causes of death for new moms, new study finds

Drug overdoses and suicide rates are rising across the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A year ago this week, President Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Stories from the border crisis, including an open-air detention area where men have spotty access to showers and food

A year ago this week, President Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also says that Tehran is prepared to increase enrichment of  uranium beyond what's permitted in the multilateral agreement.

Iran says it will exceed nuclear deal's limit on uranium 'in 10 days'

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also says that Tehran is prepared to increase enrichment of uranium beyond what's permitted in the multilateral agreement.

from NPR

Jet aircraft contribute 2% of all greenhouse gases--raising challenging questions.  Is there a moral obligation to travel less? What are the alternatives to going by plane?

To combat climate change, should you stop flying?

Jet aircraft contribute 2% of all greenhouse gases--raising challenging questions.  Is there a moral obligation to travel less? What are the alternatives to going by plane?

from To the Point

There’s been some interesting movement in the polls as the candidates parade through Iowa.

Early days in Iowa

There’s been some interesting movement in the polls as the candidates parade through Iowa.

from Left, Right & Center

In the new book “In Love with Earth”, local author and environmental lawyer,  Marc McGinnes , talks about what emerged from the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its public outrage.

New book follows the birth of the environmental movement

In the new book “In Love with Earth”, local author and environmental lawyer, Marc McGinnes , talks about what emerged from the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its public outrage.

from The 805

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

24-hour homeless shelter to open in Ventura

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

from The 805

President Trump says there’s absolutely no doubt that Iran was behind attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. This follows the U.S.

U.S. says Iran fired on two oil tankers, but Iran says it didn't

President Trump says there’s absolutely no doubt that Iran was behind attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. This follows the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand