Alexander Ortega

UCLA

Guest

Director of the UCLA Center for Population Health & Health Disparities and  Professor of Public Health, Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences; leader of the market makeover project

Alexander Ortega on KCRW

LA County's Health Department has found that 25 percent of the people in East LA have high cholesterol and 30 percent suffer from hypertension, both tied to obesity and the threat of…

Healthier Eating in East LA

LA County's Health Department has found that 25 percent of the people in East LA have high cholesterol and 30 percent suffer from hypertension, both tied to obesity and the threat of…

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

How did federal prosecutors get another chance with Jeffrey Epstein?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

On the other side of the DMZ, President Trump shook hands with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

from To the Point

Grocery workers from Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs, and Pavilions have voted to authorize a strike that could happen as soon as this weekend.

from Greater LA

What are the key issues for black voters in LA right now?

from Greater LA

It may sound counter-intuitive, but earthquakes are one of the natural phenomena that have made California great.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or…

from Left, Right & Center

Santa Monica is focused on housing the 37 most expensive homeless people in the city.

from Greater LA

Immigrant rights advocates and groups nationwide are preparing for this weekend, when a major ICE operation is supposed to take place.

from Greater LA

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand