Jerald Podair

Lawrence University

Guest

Jerald Podair is a professor of history and American studies at Lawrence University and the author of City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles.

Jerald Podair on KCRW

Photograph caption dated August 26, 1960 reads, "With apparently all obstacles now out of the way, actual construction of the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball stadium can get under way.

Dodger Stadium and the emergence of a modern Los Angeles

Photograph caption dated August 26, 1960 reads, "With apparently all obstacles now out of the way, actual construction of the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball stadium can get under way.

from Design and Architecture

It may be commonplace now to root for the Dodgers, but it wasn’t when the team was moving to LA from Brooklyn.

The turbulent history of the Dodgers and their stadium

It may be commonplace now to root for the Dodgers, but it wasn’t when the team was moving to LA from Brooklyn.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

With calls to stay home during the pandemic and threats of more violence in Washington, D.C., most Joe Biden supporters from Southern California will watch the inauguration virtually.

from Greater LA

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 22, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 15, 2021.

George Clooney and his long-time producing partner Grant Heslov talk about their new movie “The Midnight Sky,” a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama, now on Netflix.

from The Business

California is about 2,300 miles from Washington D.C., and despite recent violence and insurrection, some Angelenos still wanted to see the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration in…

from Greater LA

The new year is an opportunity to scale back and reflect.

from Good Food

That's how the hero of "The White Tiger" views his native India. The way you'll view the film is with rapt attention and great delight. It's really terrific.

from Film Reviews

Bryan Fogel won Netflix its first feature documentary Oscar with his Russian doping exposé “Icarus.”

from The Business

A documentary called "The Reason I Jump" is a stirring new addition to the movie genre--best exemplified by "The Miracle Worker"--about disabled people who can't express what they're…

from Film Reviews