Mike Schlitt

Mike Schlitt

Journalist and amateur historian

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Mike Schlitt is a journalist and amateur historian.  He is a contributor to Greater LA and Press Play, and a producer for The Document. 

Mike Schlitt on KCRW

Pico Boulevard just may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles.

What’s in a street name? These people on Pico Blvd have a lot in common with Pio Pico

Pico Boulevard just may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.

What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community

Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.

from Greater LA

In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street after Mason.

What’s in a street name? Why this extraordinary Black woman doesn’t have her own road sign

In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street after Mason.

from Greater LA

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The 2021 wildfire season is here and on track to be the most devastating one in state history.

from Greater LA

The American federal government is probing its history of Native children who were taken from families and forced into boarding schools.

from KCRW Features

On this holiday rebroadcast, Greater LA looks at the history of Roslyndale Avenue, a tiny working-class street in the San Fernando Valley that became famous thanks to the film “Back to…

from Greater LA

Director Janicza Bravo on the painting that helped set the tone for her film ‘Zola’

from The Treatment

Nury Martinez says she wants homeless encampments restricted in her district because her constituents, including immigrant, working-class families, can enjoy public spaces.

from KCRW Features

Today at 7 o’clock on KCRW, we’re diving deep into the history of American music and the record collection of Gospel legend Cece Winans with a special hour of music called “The Gospel…

The fate of LA’s street markets often rests in the hands of a few elected officials who, with a phone call or stroke of a pen, can decide whether or not they stay open.

from Greater LA

Among the 200 unhoused people along the Venice Beach boardwalk, so far 77 have been moved indoors.

from KCRW Features

With California’s housing shortage, some politicians want to tinker with zoning laws to build denser, multi-family housing in more areas.

from Greater LA