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The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Not White Supremacy, But 'Light' Supremacy
"I don't know if you're familiar with the controversy in Los Angeles where several members of the city council and in fact a labor union leader. They were talking on a series of calls. I guess they were Zoom calls or some sort of conference calls. And there were all kinds of racial epithets used. Racial epithets against blacks in one case, a reference to Jews and they were talking about a state assembly member named Richard Katz, talking about how the Jews have made a deal with south Los Angeles at one point the council president Nouri Martinez was obviously Hispanic. She's now resigned, but she referred to a colleague's who was black, his son, as she compared him to a monkey. And then talking about another guy, she goes, F that guy. He's with the blacks. Now, all of this erupted several days ago. And I was kind of watching it with interest to see what kind of sense people would try to make of it. Well, here's Charles blow, the African American columnist for The New York Times, a revealing racist rant in LA. Now, here's Charles blows take on this episode. And he goes into it in some detail. He says that this is what he calls not white supremacy, but light supremacy. And his point is that you have lighter skinned people who are not white, in this case, obviously, Hispanic, but he goes, they are, they are kind of borrowing the racism of the whites. And allying with white supremacy against their darker skinned black colleagues. So according to Charles blow, he's like, at one time in the civil rights movement, we had kind of hoped that there would be an alliance of all the minorities to overthrow white supremacy. He goes, it's not really working out that way,
The Officer Tatum Show
Rapper PnB Rock Fatally Shot
"Rapper P and B his name is PnB rock. Was murdered at Roscoe chicken and waffles. In south Los Angeles and it is troubling to me. That these situations continue to happen to young brothers in America. And I know that song may be saying, well, he was a rapper. He was living that lifestyle, whatever the case may be. But it's still doesn't take back the fact that he's dead now. He was I don't think he was married at the time. Maybe somebody said husband. I don't know if they were married or not. But he meant something to somebody. And a lot of people follow them, they thought he was a good rapper. I never heard of him a day in my life. But the scenario really struck home with me because this happens time after time after time after time. And then you have to ask yourself this question. When I asked me the question, I'll give you the answer. You say, well, what happened to him? How did he die? Another man, and I would bet my life that the guy was a black man. Another black man goes up to him in a rosco chicken and waffles restaurant in the hood. And demands that he take off all of his jury and give it over to the suspect. I guess he refused or somehow he got into it, and that guy shot the rapper multiple times in the chest, leaving him for dead.
AP News Radio
Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot in Los Angeles restaurant
"Rapper PnB rock has died of gunshot wounds during a robbery in south Los Angeles on Monday according to Atlantic Records He was 30 On Margie Zara led with the latest Los Angeles Police confirmed that a man was shot while eating with his girlfriend inside a Roscoe's chicken and waffles restaurant Monday afternoon a police spokesman says a suspect brandished a gun and demanded items then shot the victim multiple times Police say the suspect took some items and fled in a waiting car while police will not confirm it was P and B rock Atlantic Records in his representative confirm his death P and B rock was best known for his 2016 hit selfish His latest single was love me again
The Adam Carolla Show
"south los angeles" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"He knows. What adams talking. About what wayne's more comfortable with like a cinemax level discussion it's very it's from december of twenty twelve. It's one of the last episodes. They did after. They recorded the ace awards. Check it out. When i went to hawaii. This is still the mahalo answer still on that one. okay. I was just curious. Ninety minute show no direct direct. That's right when i'm when i was in hawaii when when my my girlfriend lindsey was moving out on me i on every trash can it says mahalo and every time they'd say thank you mahalo. Thank you and mahalo. And i thought we had the aloha made it over stateside but we never got the mahalo back then. This is years ago. And so when i came back to los angeles to my empty apartment with my gecko t shirts with her. Saddest thing. honey. I gotcha t-shirt that lizard on it honey. Echo echo echo. Geico gecko i. I was just standing there. And i was like i would say to everyone. Thank you an- mahalo and when we did the tv show when you do a tv show or radio show you have to have an end because otherwise it's just sort of peters out like coast to a stop so i just said thank you mahalo same how i just. I just decided that was my thing from hawaii. And that's what. That's what. I'll end it. Were there ones that you tried before that. I try the n. Word once and that was that was yeah. You know. I had some parts of south but again you're listening dothan alabama. If you're out there all right shall we to help. Jeez where's the time go. You never got to get it on. Get it on. I came on the clock on this one. Wasn't there a radio host us to say well this is one of his catchphrases and used to make fun of him for that or is that was that yet smack smack and he used to make fun of the grease man. Oh yeah but he never said get it ought to get it on was i was fucking around with and i always liked that song and hanging on now this by chase. I think it was by chase. Yeah i like. This is abbey. Don't poor i no..
The Daily Dive
"south los angeles" Discussed on The Daily Dive
"La on wednesday. An explosion came for the lapd. They responded to a tip and found five thousand pounds of illegal fireworks at one home including other improvised explosive devices. Those devices were put into a special chamber to be detonated when an unexpected explosion occurred injuring. Seventeen people and damaging nearby cars and homes for more on. This story will speak to steve gregory. Kfi news reporter in los angeles. They got a tip from a neighbor. In part of south los angeles that there had been a stash of these illegal fireworks and so win bomb squad tech's from the los angeles police department got on scene. They went inside and they were able to look around and see that they had boxes and boxes of these fireworks so they used trailers and they used box trucks to get all those cases out old deep embedded in the back of this garage area. They found other boxes. That didn't match the first set and when they started to look at it they realized they had improvised explosive devices now. They appeared to be about the size of cocaine. There were forty of those items then about two hundred more the same shape but much smaller so they had to go through a protocol of cutting them in half with a robot and checking the chemical properties and doing x. Rays to make sure there wasn't any other metal pieces in it maybe it was an explosive with some sort of ball-bearings or nails or something in them and they found out that that will yes is an explosive. And they're going to have to do something with it but they didn't want to take a chance on hauling it in the same fashion they did with the other batch so they brought in what they call their total containment vehicle. It's this round. Spherical gadget is for lack of a better word. It's a vessel like yes right. That's melted onto a flatbed trailer in hold by semi tractor. And they were putting some of that in there and about to detonate or neutralize it to make an inert when all the.
L.A. Times Morning Briefing
"south los angeles" Discussed on L.A. Times Morning Briefing
"This is the l. a. times it's friday july second. Here's today's news. Today's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of eighty nine degrees and a low of sixty six. The recall recall election targeting. California governor gavin newsom will take place on september fourteenth. The date was announced yesterday. By the state's lieutenant governor. The election will allow voters to decide whether to oust a sitting governor for just the second time in the state's history. The tight timetable gives prospective candidates just over two weeks to decide whether to officially jump into the race. The state finance department estimates the election will cost around two hundred seventy five million dollars. The vast majority of the cost will fall on county election agencies that must pay for printing ballots setting up voting sites and processing votes in housing los angeles city council members yesterday approved new restrictions on encampments near homeless shelters daycare centers and other public facilities supporters of the ordinance. Said it would restore access to public spaces. While limiting the involvement of law enforcement and most violations would result in fines not jail time but others warned the measure would further criminalize homelessness and that the city rushed to a vote. Without working through. How enforcement would be carried out. The debate reflected the growing frustration. Both inside and outside city hall over the struggle to shelter the city's neediest residents up in flames residents of south los angeles neighborhood are demanding answers after an lapd fireworks. Seizure ended up with a huge explosion that injured seventeen people. The blast also damaged homes and cars. Police detonated some of the seas devices. Wednesday evening believing that a special semi truck that had been safely used in other nations would contain the explosion. Police chief michael moore said. There was a total catastrophic. Failure of that containment vehicle moore said the department doesn't know what went wrong but it will conduct a comprehensive review of the incident batter up today. The dodgers will become the first championship team to visit the white house since the start of the cove in nineteen pandemic and the first with president biden in office. The dodgers are expected to meet with biden and vice president. Kamala harris at eight forty a. m. pacific time. The visiting party will be limited to fifty people because of ongoing cove nineteen protocols. The dodgers last visit to the white house occurred in nineteen. Eighty eight during ronald reagan's final days in office. Thanks for listening to the morning. Briefings from the la times today is our.
"south los angeles" Discussed on KCRW
"Have another potential side effect. Wildfires. We're experiencing much more frequent fires, thanks to human activity, and you combine invasive species that also make things burn hotter and faster and locked and much more aggressively. We have a real challenging on our hands. That was Brian Sheridan. He works with the coalition for Clean Air in downtown Los Angeles. He says it's not just wildfires that we have to contend with either bad air quality and the smoke from fireworks can have some immediate impacts on your health and even shorten your lifespan. We were able to detect a lot of the other things that are in these fireworks, and that's a lot of toxic metals. The reason it's in there is, you know, in order for the Fireworks to show these bright colors. They're really playing off of these various metals. While they can be harmful and noisy to l. A. They are still beautiful to watch and fun, too. So there are plenty of ways to see them light up that night sky legally. Los Angeles Fire Department has a list of professional fireworks shows on their website that you can attend through the holiday weekend. Happy fourth. Stay safe out there for KCRW. I'm Nischelle bank. It Well, as we mentioned at the top of the show pyrotechnics were not safe in South Los Angeles yesterday, the L. A Police department was trying to safely dispose of illegal fireworks. When a huge explosion injured 17 people. It is yet another reminder of the dangers that this weekend.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"This is a P news. I'm Rita Foley, The chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has reportedly surrendered to authorities, and we expect to hear soon about charges that will be filed against him and the company Alan Weiss. Silberg was seen walking into the courthouse in lower Manhattan early this morning with his lawyer. Here's our Jackie Quinn. The charges are expected to alleged tax evasion, including unreported company benefits provided to top executives like cars apart. Comments and school tuition, Trump said this week. The company's actions are standard business practice. The charges against Weisberg and the Trump Organization are the first to arise from the two year investigation, led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. A Democrat who is leaving office at the end of the year. The Trump Organization says y Solberg is upon in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former president. There's no sign at this point. The former president Trump will be charged in this investigation. A stash of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in South Los Angeles this morning as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad. 17 people injured one man under arrest. President Biden is on his way to Surfside, Florida this morning to comfort the families of the dead and missing a week after that condo building collapsed. 18 people are known dead 145 missing. Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine. Cover our community,.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"Challenges from weather sorrow, pain. And I think that the president coming will bring some unity. Four of the victims have been identified as members of a family father, Marcus Guara found Saturday yesterday. The remains of his wife and two daughters, ages 10 and four were identified. County Mayor Daniella Levine Carver expressing her sorrow, the loss of our Children. Is too great to bear audio, courtesy of WPLG TV. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, and now there are concerns bad weather could hinder the search. I'm Jackie Quinn. I'm Rita Foley with an AP newsman at a pile of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in south Los Angeles as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad. Flipping over cars, damaging homes and injuring 17 people, including police officers. One man is under arrest. Rescue crews and family members of those still missing in the Florida condo building collapse will meet with President Biden today as he visits Bill Cosby is out of prison. Here's our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby is savoring his freedom Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out his sexual assault conviction. He did flash of victory signed to a helicopter that hovered as he walked into his home near Philadelphia. His triumphant return came hours after the highest court in Pennsylvania, flipped his sexual assault conviction and ordered him released from prison. New York Prosecutors are expected to announce criminal charges today against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss. Alberg. I'm Rita Foley 80.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"Several challenges from weather sorrow, pain. And I think that the president coming will bring some unity. Four of the victims have been identified as members of a family father, Marcus Guara found Saturday yesterday. The remains of his wife and two daughters, ages 10 and four were identified. County Mayor Daniella Levine cover expressing her sorrow, the loss of our Children. Is too great to bear audio, courtesy of WPLG TV. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, and now there are concerns bad weather could hinder the search. I'm Jackie Quinn. I'm Rita Foley with an AP newsman at a pile of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in south Los Angeles as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad. Flipping over cars, damaging homes and injuring 17 people, including police officers. One man is under arrest. Rescue crews and family members of those still missing in the Florida condo building collapse will meet with President Biden today as he visits Bill Cosby is out of prison. Here's our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby is savoring his freedom Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out his sexual assault conviction. He did flash of victory signed to a helicopter that hovered as he walked into his home near Philadelphia. His triumphant return came hours after the highest court in Pennsylvania flipped his sexual assault conviction. And ordered him released from prison. NEW YORK prosecutors are expected to announce criminal charges today against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Ahlberg. I'm Rita Foley 80.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"Had several challenges from whether sorrow pain And I think that the president coming will bring some unity. Four of the victims have been identified as members of a family father, Marcus Guara found Saturday yesterday. The remains of his wife and two daughters, ages 10 and four were identified. County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava expressing her sorrow, the loss of our Children. Is too great to bear audio, courtesy of WPLG TV. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, and now there are concerns bad weather could hinder the search. I'm Jackie Quinn. I'm Rita Foley with an AP newsman at a pile of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in south Los Angeles as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad. Flipping over cars, damaging homes and injuring 17 people, including police officers. One man is under arrest. Rescue crews and family members of those still missing in the Florida condo building collapse will meet with President Biden today as he visits Bill Cosby is out of prison. Here's our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby is savoring his freedom Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out his sexual assault conviction. He did flash of victory signed to a helicopter that hovered as he walked into his home near Philadelphia. His triumphant return came hours after the highest court in Pennsylvania, flipped his sexual assault conviction and ordered him released from prison. New York Prosecutors are expected to announce criminal charges today against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss. Alberg. I'm Rita.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"Pressure over the Northwest made worse, they say by human caused climate change. I'm Jacki Quinn. This is a P news. I'm Rita Foley, The chief financial officer of the Trump Organization has reportedly surrendered to authorities, and we expect to hear soon about charges that will be filed against him and the company Alan Weiss. Solberg was seen walking into the courthouse in Lower Manhattan early this morning with his lawyer. Here's our Jackie Quinn. The charges are expected to alleged tax evasion, including unreported company benefits provided to top executives like cars, apartments and school tuition, Trump said this week. The company's actions are standard business practice. The charges against Weisberg and the Trump Organization are the first to arise from the two year investigation, led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. A Democrat who's leaving office at the end of the Year, the Trump Organization says y Solberg is upon in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former president. There's no sign at this point. The former president Trump will be charged in this investigation. A stash of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in South Los Angeles this morning as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad. 17 people injured one man under arrest. President Biden is on his way to Surfside, Florida this morning to comfort the families of the dead and missing a week after that condo building collapsed. 18 people are known dead 145 missing. Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine. Cover our community,.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"From weather sorrow, pain. And I think that the president coming will bring some unity. Four of the victims have been identified as members of a family father, Marcus Guara found Saturday yesterday. The remains of his wife and two daughters, ages 10 and four were identified. County Mayor Daniella Levine Carver expressing her sorrow, the loss of our Children. Is too great to bear audio, courtesy of WPLG TV. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, and now there are concerns bad weather could hinder the search. I'm Jackie Quinn. I'm Rita Foley with an AP newsman at a pile of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in south Los Angeles as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad. Flipping over cars, damaging homes and injuring 17 people, including police officers. One man is under arrest. Rescue crews and family members of those still missing in the Florida condo building collapse will meet with President Biden today as he visits Bill Cosby is out of prison. Here's our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby is savoring his freedom Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out his sexual assault conviction. He did flash of victory signed to a helicopter that hovered as he walked into his home near Philadelphia. His triumphant return came hours after the highest court in Pennsylvania, flipped his sexual assault conviction and ordered him released from prison. New York Prosecutors are expected to announce criminal charges today against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss. Alberg. I'm Rita Foley. This is a P news. I'm Rita Foley, a man's under arrest in South Los Angeles after a stash of homemade fireworks exploded last night as they were being destroyed.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"This is a P news. I'm Rita Foley, A man's under arrest in South Los Angeles after a stash of homemade fireworks exploded last night as they were being destroyed by a bomb squad at least 17 people injured, including some police officers. Former President Trump's company and his longtime finance chief reportedly have been indicted on charges stemming from a New York investigation into the former president's business dealings. The charges against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Alberg, are expected to be made public today. 18 people now known dead in the Surfside. Florida condo building collapse. 145 still missing. The dead now include Children, says our Jackie Quinn. Four of the victims have been identified as members of a family father, Marcus Guara found Saturday yesterday. The remains of his wife and two daughters, ages 10 and four were identified. County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava expressing her sorrow, the loss of our Children. Is too great to bear audio, courtesy of WPLG TV. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, and now there are concerns bad weather could hinder the search. I'm Jackie Quinn. President Biden will visit Florida today. Bill Cosby Sexual Assault conviction has been thrown out by Pennsylvania's highest cord, which ruled he was unfairly prosecuted. Here's our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby had served nearly three years of his 3 to 10 year sentence for drugging and violating Temple University official Andrea Constand in 2004, in a statement can't stand and her lawyers called the ruling disappointing. And said it could discourage other women from coming forward with their assault claims. I'm Oscar Welles Gabriel. The fierce heat wave in the Pacific Northwest may have killed hundreds of people in Oregon Washington state in Canada. This is a P news. Second oath. Keepers pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the January attack on the U. S Capitol building. Here's Our Mike Gracia, another member of the far right Oath Keepers group, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his part in the January 6th riot at the US Capitol. 54 year old Mark Rods of Mobile. Alabama admits to participating in a conspiracy and he is cooperating with the Justice Department investigation into the insurrection. The grads case was kept secret until Wednesday to protect the investigator. Nation and his safety before he testified in front of a grand jury. Last week. 55 year old Graydon Young of Englewood, Florida, was the first to plead guilty in the oath keepers conspiracy case. Mike Gracia Washington Donald Rumsfeld has died. He was defense secretary twice and a presidential candidate at one time. Donald Rumsfeld was 88 years old. He died in New Mexico, says his family. I'm Rita Foley. AP News Thank.
"south los angeles" Discussed on AP News
"Deserves no mercy because she is quote amongst to cut from the same cloth, a predator and an evil human being. I'm Oscar Welles Gabriel. More Americans are buying homes pending sales are up 8% from May. That from the National Association of Realtors. I'm Rita Foley. AP News I'm Rita Foley with an AP newsman at a pile of illegal homemade fireworks exploded in South Los Angeles as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad flipping over cars, damaging homes and injuring 17 people, including police officers. One man's under arrest. Rescue crews and family members of those still missing in the Florida condo building collapse will meet with President Biden today as he visits Bill Cosby's out of prison. Here's Our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby is savoring his freedom now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out his sexual assault conviction. He did flash of victory sign to a helicopter that hovered as he walked into his home near Philadelphia. His triumphant return came hours after the highest court in Pennsylvania flipped his sexual assault conviction and ordered him released from prison. New York prosecutors are expected to announce criminal charges today against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Ahlberg. I'm Rita Foley. This is a P news. I'm Rita Foley, A man's under arrest in South Los Angeles after a stash of homemade fireworks exploded last night as they were being destroyed by a bomb squad at least 17 people injured, including some police officers. Former President Trump's company and his longtime finance chief reportedly have been indicted on charges stemming from a New York investigation into the former president's business dealings. The charges against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Alberg, are expected to be made public today. 18 people now known dead in the Surfside. Florida condo building collapse. 145 still missing. The dead now include Children, says our Jackie Quinn. Four of the victims have been identified as members of a family father, Marcus Guara found Saturday yesterday. The remains of his wife and two daughters, ages 10 and four were identified. County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava expressing her sorrow, the loss of our Children. Is too great to bear audio, courtesy of WPLG TV. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, and now there are concerns bad weather could hinder the search. I'm Jackie Quinn. President Biden will visit Florida today. Bill Cosby Sexual assault conviction has been thrown out by Pennsylvania's highest cord, which ruled he was unfairly prosecuted. Here's our Oscar Welles Gabriel Bill Cosby had served nearly three years of his 3 to 10 year sentence for drugging and violating Temple University official Andrea Constand in 2004. In a statement, Constand and her lawyers called the ruling disappointing..
KFI AM 640
"south los angeles" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Zip recruiter dot com slash I Heart that zip recruiter dot com slash i heart zip recruiter dot com slash i heart We're going to go back to PCH in Pacific Palisades. This is some road work, and it's been going on for the past couple of days. Some emergency water line repairs affecting the southbound side. Now the work is happening between Sunset Boulevard in Temescal Canyon Road with the right lane off limits and big delays now are backing up all the way out of Malibu getting away from last floors Canyon. Let's check out the south l A. With Michael Brian KF Eye in the sky. Sponsored by injury. Attorney Superwoman super lawyer dot com An angel for the time being, You want to avoid the 1 10 south at all costs into South Los Angeles. Now it's a person threatening to jump off the imperial highway overpass off the south bound side of the 1 10, and that's right before the 15 interchange. They have the freeway completely shut down. All lanes on that South 1 10 are now forced off at Manchester. And, as you can imagine, on a Friday afternoon, you literally can walk car to car almost back through downtown all the way towards Dodgers Stadium. You want no part of this because you're probably going to lose close to two hours just to go about five or 10 miles here. I would exit the freeway. Maybe pick up Vermont western to the west or over to Avalon to the east. But do not get on the freeway. As long as this is working. Injured in an accident. There's a superwoman super lawyer. Com Mike O'Brien, KF eye in the sky in Irvine. We're looking at the five North down delays from Big Parkway's All the way to Ball wrote in Anaheim. KF Pie in the sky helps gets you there faster. I'm.
"south los angeles" Discussed on KCRW
"This is NPR news at 7 42. This is KCRW news. I'm Matt Gillam, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine have made it official. The academy started by the music moguls at U. S. C a few years ago will launch a new high school within the Los Angeles Unified School District dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. The school open in the fall of 2022. The Autobahn Middle School campus in South Los Angeles. This partnership with Jimmy, Dr Dre and USC will help open the doors of opportunity for students, in particular black and Latino Children from communities which have historically been underserved. Superintendent Austin Buechner says the curriculum we modeled after USCs Iovine and Young Academy, which focuses on the intersection of arts and design, engineering and computer science, business and venture management and communication. Initially the school will have about 250 students. This is KCRW. KCRW. Sponsors include Postmates from sushi rolls in tacos to toothpaste and phone chargers. Postmates delivers learn more at Postmates com are on the Postmates APP, where users contract delivery or order pickup. 11 43 here at KCRW on this reopening Tuesday. Maculan with you for morning edition, Happy to be spending this time with you as we celebrate the state's economy reopening today. Just ahead. We hear about a case of terrorism in Canada, but to take us to the top of the hour after that conversation with Dee Dee Myers, a leading of advisor to governor, Gavin Newsom, who has played a key role in shaping many of the states pandemic policies. Chat coming up in about five minutes or so. Stay with us. KCRW sponsors include Netflix, presenting the Kaminsky method from Chuck Lorrie, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in the final chapter of the series. We're in Hollywood. The Final Act is always full of surprises. Emmy Award Eligible Outstanding Comedy series..
"south los angeles" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Right. Hey, ABC K ABC News at 12 O'clock I'm Kevin Trapp, a century old building in downtown Los Angeles is in danger of collapsing after an early morning fire that took 150 firefighters to extinguish flames engulf the masonry building at South Los Angeles and Third Street. NBC. LA. Says nitrous oxide canisters were discovered on the scene and the arson team is investigating. Venice L, A city decide what we're not going to, and this is what you got to show for it. The plan is to convert empty city and county buildings into emergency housing. So there's some place to put the boardwalk homeless within the next week to he wants to triple the size of a SDS homeless outreach team. The 30 deputies. Jim Rupkey ABC News as people return to work and pandemic restrictions are lifted. Taking care of pets may be a challenge, reports Eddie McLovin experts say if you haven't done so, now is the time to get your pets used to not having you around Dr Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society Go outside. Go have go have dinner at a restaurant outdoors or wherever you can do all the things you can do to make the home environment as Disney world as you can so stuffed cons with peanut butter..
Series of earthquakes strike South Los Angeles
"Earthquakes rattled the Los Angeles area early this morning, the largest, reaching a four point One magnitude so far, though no damage has been reported. Use. Radio
Officer Struck By SUV Los Angeles While Trying To Take Pedestrian Into Custody
"Patrol officer is injured after a vehicle hitter on the 10 Freeway in South Los Angeles this morning. The female officer was attempting to make contact with the pedestrian on the freeway when she was hit. Officials say that she was taken to the hospital with major injuries. The pedestrian was arrested. The circumstances of the crash haven't been released. Yet. Relief is
Tim Conway Jr.
LAPD officer dies days after being hit by car in South Los Angeles
"Last week in south L. A has died at the hospital. Newton division Officer Jose and Zohra was during traffic control after a car crash last Friday night when a car turned the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Wall Street and hit him. He had been with the LAPD since 2011. A procession from the hospital to the coroner's office went through the streets of South L A Tonight Ah California Congressman says he wants to put the
Tim Conway Jr.
LAPD Officer Struck While Conducting Traffic Control In South Los Angeles Dies
"South L. A last week has died. The officer was from the Newton division was directing traffic near Martin Luther King Boulevard in Wall Street when a car turned a corner and hit him. Officer Jose and Zara had been with the LAPD since 2011. California congressman says he wants to put the brakes on the
Tim Conway Jr.
13-year-old shot in South los Angeles
"Old has been shot in South Los Angeles. This happened around 4 30 this afternoon in the South Park neighborhood off McKinley Avenue. The child was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital. No description of the suspect has been released. Los Angeles
Poets and Muses: We chat with poets about their inspirations
"south los angeles" Discussed on Poets and Muses: We chat with poets about their inspirations
"I actually thought indio is spanish word. Which means indian to do so the reason it's capitalized in the palm. It's also a town in southern california. Yeah that was big for agriculture and gangling Narrating pops life. That was one of the first places settled when he migrated. He was like seventeen years working as a farmer as an agriculture migrant. Worker in indio. I believe as part of their picking grapes and strawberries. I i'm unfamiliar with like what produce comes from that part of california specifically but i do remember grapes. And if you've ever been to in the south los angeles it's as blown up. I think as far as population is concerned. But i just memories of remember when we were like little we'd go to visit like family in l. a. And we drive past to mention. I used to live here here. And i was like. Oh okay oh cool. It's it's great. actually. I don't know if actually of our name i had kind of assumed it could be. You know double meaning. I mean thank you. Yeah it if it does. Serve as that again going back to interpretation. That's what it serves at. The mets desert palm expresses coal..
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
South Los Angeles communities seeking vaccine
"Us now. Is the man who oversees vaccine distribution at ketteringhealth center in south los angeles dr jerry. Abraham abraham so real honor to have you here. Thank you so much for your time tonight. Thank you for having me rachel. Let me start just by asking you if i've got any of this this wrong. I've tried to give sort of a reasonable snapshot of how you and your colleagues have been approaching this work. Let me ask you if i missed anything. Crucial if i got anything wrong now. I really appreciate you telling the story. I think it's important to hear where we were. And then how from the very beginning. We've been extremely solutions oriented. And that's how we've gotten to where we are right now. Eighteen thousand doses into the arms of angelenos. How have you been able to beat this. Vaccine equity issue that has been a terrible in every state in the country. We've got the proportion of people of color getting the vaccine significantly lower than what their proportion is of the population. How are you beating that pattern. Did you know in advance how you were going to tackle that problem or has it been a trial and error evolving process. Sure i'll just Start by saying a few things. We've felt nothing but cooperation and solidarity with our colleagues of the department of public health. You know we've been in complete lockstep partnership we appreciate everything that they've done everything that we've asked for from the state and we've been in close communication with the cdc and others and so. I think that's been extremely helpful. That i truly believe. We're all in this together. And i get that sense. And that's critical they at the end of the day. There's just three things that really are the challenge and that's not enough vaccine's not enough hands to deliver them and just not enough resources then funding in terms of the specific problems that i think we're having with communities of color around the country. There's been a lot of attention. to vaccine. hesitancy understandable vaccine have hesitancy among lots of different communities of color for lots of different reasons and clearly that has to be some piece of the puzzle but it does also feel like there are barriers to entry in terms of how you get yourself vaccine appointment. How you get your mom or your dad a vaccine appointment or some other elder in your community how we signed people up how we asked them to come to sites where vaccines are available. I'm and it does seem like you've cracked that code a little bit. You know so kind of going back really quickly You mentioned How why are we effective. And are we actually Delivering vaccines to people who are in most need particularly communities of color black and brown wear the heat maps show the highest rates of cove. Infection are When we look at how it was distributed in dc or you look at chicago's maps. And then you showed us the maps of los angeles. We really wanted to prioritize the most vulnerable here in south los angeles so our first mantra. Was you know we put on our oxygen mask first and then we were gonna make sure that we turn to our neighbors and made sure that we offered them this lifesaving essential medicine so we actually vaccinated are three hundred to four hundred employees and then we went to black and brown healthcare workers throughout south los angeles than they really didn't have places to turn because they're not part of large health systems so we really became their safe haven there safe harbor to be vaccinated after that. We said that's not enough. We weren't in it just tobaks ourselves. We really wanted to make sure that we can get to every grandma and grandpa every vulnerable senior every essential worker that needs it when they are eligible. And so that is the commitment that we've made to kind of get to where we're at but of course you know just not enough vaccine so at the end of every day. It's just as constant struggle to try to get through the day and we work so lockstep with the county to find expiring doses in our mantra. Here at catcher in is no drop will go to waste and we make sure that every drop ghost in someone's arm but that needs to be our seniors that needs to be are black and brown healthcare workers it needs to be all of our health care workers And then there are times we have expiring doses me. Don't have folks lined up and that's where we're partnering with you. Know politicians offices community based organizations faith based organizations. We need to figure out. Better ways to get those who are shut out and that's where our solutions came in making sure that there were work arounds for the website work arounds for not having a cell phone not having email. Maybe not having a driver's license because you're undocumented worker or an undocumented grandma in this community what if you don't have a car we live in an area where predominantly our patients. don't have access to transportation. We made it very clear that we were going to be a walkup site because not having a car should not be a barrier. It's not getting a vaccine. Not having an email and not having a phone is not a buried not getting a vaccine not having internet is not a reason to not get a vaccine and in here we were so focused and committed to overcoming those barriers. We've also been very positive. I think the optimism that you feel and sense and you see in the stories. We've got music dancing. We're happy we're smiling. Because we know that this is the solution to overcoming this epidemic to reopening our economy to getting back to work to getting back to loving our loved ones and hugging and all the things that we did before. This epidemic began so we're actually joyous every day that we can be a part of the solution which has don't have enough vaccine to do the job and do it the best we know we can
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"south los angeles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Us, he says. Because for some time there have been no explosions here. The situation is safe and people were optimistic in the streets were open. It was a time when such attacks were horrifyingly common in Baghdad. But since Isis was largely defeated here in 2017 big bombings have slowed to a trickle. Across the capital blast walls and checkpoints have been removed. In a city where life is now pretty normal and lively. People seemed stunned by the attack. Fish it out. America has in the other. Would you go home? And if I just saw the sadness on the people's faces, says Hossam Kassam, a university student who came to pay his respects his tearful as he speaks well, I'll be darned Senate. Why not 20 not concerned that I didn't bottom? This is the beginning of a new year, he says, and we wanted it to be good, but there is no joy for Iraqis. Affairs, the return of terrorism. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the attack is typical of Isis tactics. Speak to analysts Renard Mansoor with the British think tank Chatham House. He says. Although Isis may have been defeated on the battlefield that doesn't rule out a renewed insurgency. What has been missing from the conversation is why Isis emerged in the first place, and you know the routes of Isis, the roots that are political based on the social economic needs of the population that feels disenfranchised. Since 2003. He says there hasn't been a concerted effort at inclusion that provision of services to all Iraqis and without a political settlement. That could represent large parts of the Iraqi population. It is very likely that groups like Isis on. Others will continue to re emerge because conflict in Iraq has been cyclical. And will continue to be cyclical. And today's blast raises questions as President Biden takes office there about 2500 U. S troops still here, and they seem likely to remain Incoming Defense Secretary General Lloyd Austin has said he is still concerned about Isis in Iraq and beyond, and that he would support keeping troops in Iraq to help the counterterror forces here. Alice Fordham NPR NEWS Baghdad It's double u N Y C. You're listening to all things considered just ahead After a quick break at the center of the Cove, 19 surgeon L. A is a community hospital in South Los Angeles. We're surrounded here by multiple tense and tubes and lines and, you know, effectively temporary structures to handle, you know, overflow on overflow. Longstanding healthcare inequities led to the crisis that is coming up just after the break..
The John Phillips Show
Armed Man Shot, Killed By LAPD Officers Outside South Los Angeles Gas Station
"To swarm the Los Alamitos Long Beach order along the 605. There was a report of shots fired. Several reports indicated Caltrans crew was working at the time and the shot may have come from an apparent homeless tent. The LAPD shot and killed an armed suspect at a South Los Angeles gas station late last night. Authorities say the man walked up to four people in the parking lot and pulled out a gun Officers saw it happen and stepped in to intervene, but said he failed to comply with commands, prompting them to open fire. No officers were hurt. President Donald Trump is in
Woman Shot, Wounded By Los Angeles Police Officers At Winnetka Motel
"Have been three separate shootings involving law enforcement in the area in the past 12 hours. Julia Police departments is a man who threatened several people with a gun was shot and killed by police last night at a gas station in South Los Angeles Department says the officers were on patrol and saw the situation unfold. It's not clear what prompted the shooting. Then this morning, LAPD officers shot a woman at a motel in Canoga Park. That woman has been hospitalized. Also this morning, L. A county sheriff's deputies shot a man in south L. A. There's no word on that person's condition or what led to the shooting.
12 Demonstrators Arrested After Clashing With Deputies During Dijon Kizzee Protest In Los Angeles
"Protesting against police brutality continued throughout Southern California this weekend. Demonstrators took to the streets from Sherman Oaks to Huntington Beach. In spite of the record breaking heat that included demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, organized by black lives matter, Ella Against the fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzie. A dozen people were arrested yesterday during a demonstration at the South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station. A sheriff's Department spokesperson says protesters wearing helmets and shields threw rocks and chunks of concrete at deputies. Hundreds of people showed up the station on Saturday, which is in the Westmont neighborhood near where kids he was gunned down by deputies last week. I saw the demonstrators brought bicycles because kids he was cycling when deputies approached him after sundown, the crowd dwindle. That's when the L. A County Sheriff's Department says some people started throwing objects and that deputies responded by firing sting balls and pepper balls on Twitter. Some demonstrators accused deputies of firing without provocation. No injuries were reported.
Tim Conway Jr.
LASD Deputies Shoot, Kill Man In South Los Angeles
"Guns so he ran this way, and he was one of very little. Well, it's kind of like no off, but no gun in his hand, because when he dropped the town put his hands up. Ah, large crowd has gathered at the scene and deputies in riot gear are could trying to control it, Ella County sheriff's deputies say during the incident, deputy and the suspect got into a fight. The suspect pulled out a gun and the deputy shot him. The suspect's gun was found at the scene.
Black Girl Nerds
Building Our Legacy with Shaunte Mears-Watkins and Cassandra Lewis
"Welcome to this episode of the Black Girl podcast. My name is Jamie and I'm your host. I'm so excited for you guys to listen to this episode. Especially for those of you that are entrepreneurs, those of you that are looking to start your own business, or maybe you just want to glean some information about learning how to build your own business This is the podcast to listen to. And sometimes we talk about nerdy and Geeky things. Then you talk about all things entertainment. But this is something. This is the one episode you want to listen to and make sure you're taking notes, so have your pen and your notepad ready because we've got a lot. Of really interesting details to share with you regarding a great program that has come forth with essence and Pine Sol coming together like Ron and this great initiative for black female entrepreneurs I'm really excited to be speaking with Shanti Millions Watkins and Cassandra. Lewis! Who are here to talk about this initiative on that they have put together to help black female entrepreneurs and to help fund their businesses, so thank you so much for coming on the podcast. Here. All right shanty, and Cassandra! Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you came to work at the Pine Sol Company? So I'll get started. My name is Dante and I grew up in south Los Angeles. And what the only child of a single mothers and educator in Los Angeles. And I like to say the my story took me around the world and back I think the theme for me. Was that I developed a lawyer a love of learning Early on and also a love for pursuing what's novel in new so I'd have this sort of drive to try new things, so you know from Los. Angeles I ended up going to Stanford and going to harbor to try to. Drive my education to get to learn everything that anyone would teach me. And and ultimately found myself in corporate America. And I've. In Corporate America also sat sought out like really creative roles have done international assignments and feel really proud actually to work at an organization where we have brands like pine Sol, which are allowing to give back right to my my community so I'm really proud of the of how my journey's have led me to take all that education and apply it in a place. Where we're able to give back to the black, Yeah, I'll jump in, so I'm Cassandra. Lewis and like Sean Taylor I am from south, Los Angeles and raised. In, I grew up in what I call a pine Sol household. So, what exactly does that mean? It means on Saturday mornings at wake up. There'd be Anita Baker Luther Vandross on the speakers in my mom would be in the kitchen or the living room with the bucket of Pine Sol in rags for my sister night to get to cleaning so pine solves always been. A key part of my life, my foundation and brings back so many so many wonderful memories of that time with my mom and my sister. I grew up and became a marketer. And What Do Marketing Folks Love? They love brands and when the opportunity to work on Pines. One of my favorite brands presented itself. It was a little bit of a dream. Come true, so they always say like. If you find something that you like to do, then it's it's not work. So this is something that I really. Love to do I love to to work on this business. This brand and I love that it has a really. Close Tie in to to the African American community. Because I you know I really get to give back to my to my community in that way. I'm glad that you mentioned that. It has a TA close tie into the African. American community because black women in particularly or one of the fastest growing segments of entrepreneurs but yet they still struggle to get access to capital. What what can be done to help this group? Get the resources that they need to create and grow sustainable businesses. Speaking from from my experience as a a woman business I really can't stress the importance of mentor ship. In my personal life, professional life Shontae, who I'm on the the call with the podcast with has actually been my mentor at various points throughout my career and I run lots of things by her from how to present ideas that they get bought in the organization, and to who I should meet and get to know what types of projects I should be trying to work on when you think about entrepreneurship I, think the importance of mentorship. mentorship is is still very much. There a lot of waters that you're going to navigate that. You've not navigated before from trying to pitch your idea to investors to get that capital to working on a business plan to thinking about your inventory. When you're starting up so I say find someone who's who's done it before. Who can help show you? The ropes and really built build a relationship there to help you navigate those waters.
Shade Is Becoming a Hot Commodity in L.A.
"Last October. The mayor of L. A.. Eric Garcetti gave a speech about one of the biggest biggest issues facing his city is just way too hot and we know that climate change is not an abstract crisis. This is the fight of our lives. Eric Karsh City the in south Los Angeles today rolling out key elements of his cool streets. Program this is the first of five neighborhoods across the city where we're rolling out new features. That'll help us. Lower our temperatures apertures the city. Trying lots of things to cool down temperatures like painting sidewalks white but the easiest way to solve this problem is shade it just creating shade lots of neighborhoods in La. Don't have tree coverage or high-rise buildings and because of city bylaws it's really difficult to build features like shade sales or canopies journalists. Sam Block has spent a lot of time looking into shade so I sat down to talk with him about why is actually a matter of life or death eh for people living in release on places so you used to live in Los Angeles and what did you notice about Los Angeles when you start walking around the city. What did I notice? I notice that there was no one around. I noticed that the people who were around what have to position themselves in such a way to protect themselves cells from the sunlight. What do you mean? I noticed people waiting for the buses behind telephone poles. I notice people waiting behind the people waiting behind telephone poles because there's only that small sliver of shade that people were protected from the sunlight. Why is she two important? Los Angeles like most every city in the world is heating up. There are some scientists who I speak to who have found that in hot dry air it environments like Los Angeles but also Phoenix. That shade is the most important factor when it it comes to human comfort more than temperature more than humidity more than wind speed. And there's a close relationship between human thermal comfort and mortality and and illness and heatstroke. If you don't have shade if you're not protected from the sun you can. Oh you can become dizzy. You can become disoriented. You can become confused fused authentic to hydrated if you are obese or elderly or pregnant that can tap into more dangerous things like heart attack organ failure Into what is the magnitude of the problem in La. There are a few different ways of thinking about it okay. We can talk about shade in terms of tree canopy which is a very serious problem? mm-hmm Los Angeles has terribly unequal tree canopy by tree canopy. I just mean coverage Lindsey your daughter space looking down in La. You'll see parts of the city that are covered in green. And you'll see parts of the city that are not. They're baking an asphalt and those two. At follow lines of wealth. It's a problem with tree canopy. It's a problem. In terms of the built urban form Los Angeles notoriously anti density Los Angeles has image of itself is not being New York City in fact being the Anti New York City so oh sunlight and open space is a part of the culture. That's not necessarily problem but it becomes a problem when you can't escape it right so there are no tall. Buildings provide some measure of shade. I wouldn't go as far as say. There are no tall bill. However in futile there are a few tall buildings space pretty far apart correct? They're located in certain height districts. Downtown being one of them and even some areas that city planners have designated be taller neighborhoods. Even today there's still fought and contested by neighborhood favorite activists. So I've seen the pictures I get a sense that Los Angeles used to be greener like there was a lot of shade. So tell me how the city was designed and how how it developed into this so time was Los Angeles was a prairie if you look at photos of La from a hundred years ago it's all grasslands and when it was settled. Oh by the Spanish downtown which was the original settlement was laid out according to the law of the indies. This city would roughly conform to a forty five degree angle. So you could have some light in the winter and shade aiden shadow in the summer. So explain the law of the indies. What does this mean? The laws of the indies means. Build your cities at forty five degrees basically really completely unlike the way we think of most American cities which have this sort of North South East West original grid. So you have these settlements that are laid out in such a way as to be able to create shadow data when you need it and also to bestow sunlight also when you need it. Spanish architecture a very strong sense of natural comforts. You'll see a lot of these kinds of missions and adobe toby that have these internal courtyards that are shaded You'll have covered. Walkways PA- CEOS. And even today you'll see a lot of this and like Spanish revival architecture or you know outdoor malls that have goofy Spanish names Los Angeles was also in a way sort of a dusty old West town. So you think about these covered boardwalks. You think about large judge Canvas awnings that are cooling people who are living outside and also cooling indoors. which at the time didn't have air conditioning? And another way that Los Angeles tried to stay cool was through rich. Beautiful kind of flamboyant not just tree canopy but in a syncretic overwhelming variety of exotic flora and fauna So during during this period there was a recognition of the environment and how to be comfortable inside of it. And when did that go wrong. You put it that way. Things started to go wrong after cheap. Electricity came down to Los Angeles with the completion of what's now called the Hoover Dam. See Start to see the city rebuild itself and the new development becomes like we see today you have controlled air conditioning. The of the automobile which comes to dominate the city in the thirties and the forty s and with the automobile. You have a whole new way of seeing the city. The names of the streets are translated into magic fabulous. Stacks of freeways tremendous tons of the city started to think about how to market itself and how to make itself seem more attractive to outsiders. And this is where you get palm trees palm trees one. SAS said were about as useful for shade as a telephone pole uh-huh. She hated them but the city was enamored of an. Interestingly you have different philanthropists and celebrities starting to think about trees as being a public good the palm tree in particular being one. That doesn't just message. La Is kind of Semitropical Paradise. But also as Mary Pickford said it's very good for window shopping from the CD your car because the tree trunks aren't that robust so if you're driving down some boulevard you can see all the great stuff because the palm tree is narrow so Los Angeles was also rezoned rezoned in the nineteen thirties to become a single family city Los Angeles in order to sort of not pacify not suck up to sort of remake itself in the image of the the Fha they decided that all new single family homes had to come in the front and aside yard start to create a lot of space around them. Los Angeles really starts to hate the idea of density. And so when you have this type of sprawling not very dense city How is this? Shade distributed unevenly shade is distributed to people who can afford it. If you go into these neighborhoods that were laid out to be wealthy residential enclaves you very wide sidewalks sidewalks and the the Strip of grass where you can tree plant which is called the parkway becomes four or five maybe even ten feet wide when you have these wider parkway's you have a greater space to the plant bigger thicker leafier tree so the parkway is the area between the sidewalk and the road correct can be pretty wide and therefore have treats them correct in other neighborhoods. That have been red line that were designed as sort of worker housing. That were meant to sort of Jammed together you don't have these kinds of wide residential sidewalks instead instead. What you have are very narrow sidewalks because these neighborhoods are designed to facilitate automobile passage? So if you have a narrow sidewalk you don't really have the space to plant a thick leafy
Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan
Man Struck, Killed By Expo Line Train In South LA
"And police are calling the death of a man run over by an expo line train in south Los Angeles a tragic accident video surveillance shows him standing on the platform in west Adams when he falls backwards on the tracks tries to climb back up but got hit the train operator didn't even realize what had happened and kept going a second train operator arrived ten minutes later and notice the
John Singleton, Los Angelesjohn Singleton discussed on The Frame
"The filmmaker John singleton died today at the age of fifty one. He suffered a stroke on April seventeenth and today. He was taken off life support singleton burst on the scene in nineteen Ninety-one with boys in the hood, one of the first films to capture the reality of young men living in south Los Angeles at that time. We always trying to find some excuse to shoot some five. What to give shuttle turn? Shown a horn. The shed you'd be doing it to one of the film's co-stars was ice cube who'd been a member of the group NWEA between NWEA's album straight outta Compton and singleton's film with its rap. Heavy soundtrack, hip, hop culture. Became firmly established in American culture, the movie was released by Sony Pictures and grossed nearly sixty million dollars at the time. A stunning return for a film made by and starring African Americans singleton was the first African American to receive in Academy Award nomination for directing and at the age of twenty four the youngest to be nominated for original screenplay singleton went on to work on a variety of projects in film and television, including as executive producer of the 2017 documentary LA burning the riots twenty-five years later, joining me to talk about John singleton is Franklin Leonard. He's the founder of the blacklist. It's an annual compilation of the top screenplays that are not yet produced Franklin. Thank. For hopping on the phone. We're Shirley joining you under some circumstances. But I guess we should start by singleton only directed boys in the hood. He also wrote it screenplay, and there's a story that he was offered a lot of money to have someone else directed. What was the story? You know? I obviously have no direct knowledge of it. I was thirteen when the movie came out. But what I've read as recently as today that he was and he said that he was not gonna have somewhat from and I quote, Idaho or Encino, directing the story of these young black men in south LA, and what I was twenty two at the time when he made that decision. I think it speaks to the thing that for me defined John which was sort of unwillingness to see anybody tell the stories, but the people who knew from whence, they came, and I think that that was a relatively new phenomenon in this business along with Spike Lee who had done she's gotta have it. Just a few years prior. And I think it defined his career. It was one of the many reasons why I admired him, it's frankly, a bit confusing that he's gone what stands out for you about the writing in that script. What was he able to do that was so authentic? I just think that it was offensive, and it felt like these were people that I knew or that I could have known, and they were three dimensional and complicated and had wants and needs. And, you know, at the time that was not something that was terribly present in the film, or or film culture of this industry. And I think that it was the beginning of that becoming more common. And I think that it's it's staggering to think that the person who was a part of that beginning was only fifty one years old in two thousand nineteen and is now no longer with us at the time that boys in the hood came out in Hollywood there were. Hardly, any black directors working, and certainly even fewer who other chance to make studio films. Do you think his success with that movie created an opportunity for other filmmakers who followed? Even if it still taking a long time for a lot of people writing checks to get on board, undeniably, I think that his he had open doors because it meant that that's excess was possible. But I think even more than that she represented for those of us who, you know, even considered a career in this business that it was possible. And that you could do it in an uncompromising way without sacrificing who you are and the stories that you wanted to tell I, you know, I'd be hard pressed to think of a single black filmmaker working in Hollywood today for whom boys didn't have a profound impact in terms of what was possible. And I think he and spike and and a few others where the harbingers at the beginning of a move. In that direction. And and I know I personally will forever be grateful. The other thing that I think is notable that John singleton worked with a lot of musicians, including ice cube and two bucks a couture, particularly in boys in the hood. He curated a soundtrack that really reflected. The sounds of Los Angeles at the time. What do you think about his collaboration with musicians and how he incorporated their stories and their lyrics into the movies? He was making. Speaks to again, the authenticity of the stories that he was telling those cultural environments don't exist without the music, but also defines them, and I think that he was bringing, you know, the music of the culture into the film culture into the broader culture, you know, I think that it raise the awareness of artists, and it raised the awareness of of that culture to a broader world that has since embraced it. But you know, he was early in that regard. You mentioned you were thirteen when boys in the hood came out. Do you remember watching it for the first time, and what it felt like to see it? I do. I mean, I was living in west central Georgia. But it definitely it felt real in a way that other movies that were telling different stories felt and it felt good to see a film that had people that look like me and my family, you know, forty feet high and theater just wasn't. Something that you could do walk into a movie theater and see a story like that. And I think that it continued whether it was politic Justice or higher learning or or rosewood telling the stories of African American history that had never been told on screen before he was doing something that no one else was doing at the time that he was doing it. And it's I don't know. Like, I said, it it is profoundly confusing that he is no longer here. And at fifty one I'm frankly morning the things that we will never get from him. A consequence
Los Angeles Memorial Honors Rapper Nipsey Hussle
"The memorial service for nipsy hustle was held today at a packed staple center. Family members, friends and admirers took the stage to tell stories and pay on edge to the thirty three year old rapper who was fatally shot on March thirty first it's hustles. Real name is our Oscar Dom his father is an immigrant from the African country of era. Tria nipsy hustle was killed outside the clothing store that he owned and self LA just part of his many investments in the neighborhood where he grew up. He also owned restaurants and had launched a program for neighborhood youth to learn about careers and technology Austin cross producer with our sister show. Two, and he was inside staple center for the three hour plus memorial. Austin thanks for joining us. Hi, john. So Austin I want to ask about the mood inside the arena and their range of motion during the ceremony. There is such a range, and it really spoke to the variety that nifty hustle had his life in south Los Angeles in many ways, it was a celebration. There was a DJ. There were performances. There was music. There's a lot of cheering and clapping and stopping. But then there are also these very touching moments with, you know, the children's speaking here, it was it was a variety of things, and it was everything that really helps encapsulate the man that she us civil who is one of nipsy hustles business partners read a letter from former President Barack Obama. Let's listen to what she said he saw community that even with flaws tall him to always keep going his choice to. Invest in that community rather than to ignore it to build a skills training center. A co working space in Crenshaw to lift up the retrieve American community. So I'm gonna ask you about two things one is about nipsy hustle as civic leader who is really committed to helping people in his hometown. How much of the memorial was about that aspect of his life? We definitely heard a lot about what was happening in the community. And this was in two places. I we heard it before when we were out on the streets talking to people in the line, many people coming out some of them, even with tears in. There is talking about the things that he did in the community at the service. We heard from his family and his family definitely smoke about the time before he was the rapper whose world-famous known as nipsy hustle. But as the man who grew up there who who experienced things just like anybody else, but who had this drive to be more. But then also to come back into contributes to the economy into the community that was that was a really beautiful thing. We definitely heard one thing from snoop Dogg's that you know, I didn't know him when he was growing up. He said you got a letter from her job. You know that that's gotta really need something. One of the people who spoke inside Staples Center was his older brother Samuel ASCA Dom. And he shared stories about nipsy hustles, determination and drive while I'm trying to get money hustle than I was in my head only thing we may be able to do is help get this. Music career going because I felt that was only avenue, and that was only thing he he would that he wanted to move toward one of the things that's remarkable about nipsy hustle is that he was an entrepreneur not only in the community, but also with his music, whereas there are a lot of conversation about how he fought against labels. How he fought against preconceived notions of what kind of music he should be playing and became his own self musically. They're definitely was. And again, I come back to snoop dog because dog talks about the time when he listened to a nipsy hustle album. Nipsy brought his album to him. He's listen to it. Just like just listen to it. And that that simple part was like, okay. And he finally listened to it ended up doing collaborations with him. And he said that they missed it out to about Nikki awful, you was coming with the product. And he said, essentially, I've got this. This is what I'm bringing to the table. And this is how I'm going to earn my way. And you know, he definitely did things as a businessman that people would look at and say, well, it's not very typical for a guy who's in this community, for example, selling those albums for a lot of money out of his car and things like that. These are things that you don't really hear about. But yet he was doing in this brother, even spoke about the fact that you know, he would work all day for fifteen dollars on his brother would just go out. They come back with hundreds of dollars and say, how do you do that toward the end of the ceremony the audience heard from Stevie Wonder and he preceded his performance with some comments about the knee? For gun control. It is so painful to know that we don't have enough people taking up -sition. This is listen, we must have stronger gun laws. It's unacceptable. So my final question is about the mood inside staple center. There is a celebration of nipsy hustles life. And there's also there has to be some sort of tragic sadness over the fact that his life was cut so short, or, you know, right after Stevie Wonder said that part he said this line. He said it's almost like the whole world is doing blind. And it was really poignant coming from Stevie Wonder, of course. But the kind of speaks to the fact that some people still approach this with a big question of why you know, of course, why did this happen to a man who is so so very young. And when his mother spoke, you know, she said that she was at peace. She was at spirit. Actual peace with it. And that it wasn't something that was, you know, tearing her up inside because that's just how she processes things, but even outside there were people who are saying, you know, the system failed him and one person put it they said, you know, in all this darkness. The only answer that we have is to be the light. And if he was that light. And now people have to continue that light.