'Straight Outta Compton' Reminds LA of Its Past

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Years after the Watts Riots, the City of Compton became synonymous with poverty, street gangs and rampant violence. It has changed, too. But Friday is the opening day of the new film, Straight Outta Compton — about the West Coast rap group NWA — back in the day.

David Weinberg's report is part of KCRW's Below the Ten series. The series is supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Credits

Guest:
David Weinberg - Host, Welcome to L.A. - @randomtape

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Charlotte Duren