Doug Pray

director and documentary filmmaker

Guest

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker of documentaries Art & Copy, Surfwise and Hype!, and Levitated Mass

Doug Pray on KCRW

At age 30, Patrick O’Brien, better known as New York DJ “TransFatty,” was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

'TransFatty Lives'

At age 30, Patrick O’Brien, better known as New York DJ “TransFatty,” was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 340-ton boulder that is now an art object at LACMA called “Levitated Mass” first had to travel 106 miles, very slowly, to get to its final destination.

The Path of Levitated Mass

The 340-ton boulder that is now an art object at LACMA called “Levitated Mass” first had to travel 106 miles, very slowly, to get to its final destination.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz abandoned a successful medical practice in the 1950s for a life devoted to surfing.

Surfwise

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz abandoned a successful medical practice in the 1950s for a life devoted to surfing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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LA is in mourning after iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at age 94. He called Dodgers games for 67 seasons before retiring in 2016. Mo Ostin died this week at age 95.

from Greater LA

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly 85 kids globally now have monkeypox, says the World Health Organization. There are concerns that the disease may spread as kids return to classes and are in close contact.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is the only nationally recognized Black rodeo in the U.S. Today it reaches more than 130,000 spectators, which makes it more popular than ever.

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The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

from Greater LA

Four upcoming festivals will make you remember why you love music so much: This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14.

from Greater LA

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from Second Opinion