Blue Whales in Danger
Blue whales are the largest and most beautiful creatures to inhabit the ocean. But in recent years, these marine mammals have been spotted closer to shore, putting them at a higher risk for deadly container ship collisions in Southern California.
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Life Behind Bars for GBT Inmates at the K6G

Life Behind Bars for GBT Inmates at the K6G

Original Airdate December 17, 2014
At the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, a separate wing exists for gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates. Since its creation, the unit has gained a reputation as one of the safer, community-oriented units.
Second Chances and Culinary Dreams at the L.A. Kitchen

Second Chances and Culinary Dreams at the L.A. Kitchen

Original Airdate December 17, 2014
In 1989, activist and nonprofit leader Robert Egger founded the D.C. Central Kitchen, an organization that has prepared approximately 27 million meals for the needy. Now, he’s brought his philosophy and inspiration from the D.C. Central Kitchen to Los Angeles to help start a fresh new social enterprise movement.
Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City

Original Airdate April 21, 2011
L.A. urbanites are accustomed to rows of man-made lights stretching endlessly in every direction. But some experts say those glittering lights in the night sky can actually change the chemistry of the air we breathe in and pose health risks.
Public Art at LAX Airport

Public Art at LAX Airport

Art can be found in the most unlikely of places: Busy airports.
Saving the Salton Sea

Saving the Salton Sea

Original Airdate December 10, 2014
It's hard to imagine that the Salton Sea was once considered a prime tourist destination in the 1950s.
The Future of Farming: Hydroponic Tomatoes

The Future of Farming: Hydroponic Tomatoes

Original Airdate April 21, 2011
Rows of healthy hydroponic tomatoes are nurtured and grown in a high-tech greenhouse facility in Camarillo, California.
A Collection of 'Wilde' Adventures

A Collection of 'Wilde' Adventures

Original Airdate December 10, 2014
Just off of Adams Boulevard is a buried treasure most Angelenos don't even know exists.
Signs of Life

Signs of Life

Sign spinning is a way of life for Justin Brown and thousands of others across the globe.
Will Commercial Aviation Ever Take Off at San Bernardino International Airport?

Will Commercial Aviation Ever Take Off at San Bernardino International Airport?

Original Airdate December 3, 2014
Millions of passengers pass through busy commercial airports in Southern California, but only a few know about the existence of the San Bernardino International Airport.
Location for Rent

Location for Rent

Would you be willing to rent out your home and hand over the keys to production companies?
Pet Adoption: Cute, Slow, and Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Pet Adoption: Cute, Slow, and Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Original Airdate December 3, 2014
Desert tortoises go into hibernation during the winter months. With all that beauty rest, it's no wonder they can live to be a hundred years old.
Mission Music: The Passion and Fervor of Fandango

Mission Music: The Passion and Fervor of Fandango

During the Mission period, music was a common language that united people from all walks of life. Some of the greatest influences in California included European music, a religious experience that later morphed into a social celebration known as the fandango.
Restoring Southern California's Kelp Forests

Restoring Southern California's Kelp Forests

Original Airdate November 19, 2014
Over the last 100 years, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has lost 75 percent of its kelp forests.
I Am Los Angeles: Terrance Thompson

I Am Los Angeles: Terrance Thompson

Terrance Thompson fell into a deep depression after his sole caretakers passed away, one by one.
Clare Graham's 'Warehouse of Wonders'

Clare Graham's 'Warehouse of Wonders'

Original Airdate November 19, 2014
Artist and collector Clare Graham is an expert at transforming recycled material into art reminiscent of fractal designs and elaborate patterns found in nature.
Happy Birthday, Hurricane Mama! L.A. Phil Celebrates 10th Birthday of its Organ

Happy Birthday, Hurricane Mama! L.A. Phil Celebrates 10th Birthday of its Organ

Original Airdate November 19, 2014
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is ringing in ten years by paying tribute to its magnificent 6,134-piece pipe organ.
Treated Human Waste as Fertilizer?

Treated Human Waste as Fertilizer?

Original Airdate November 12, 2014
When Angelenos flush their toilets, where does all that waste go?
Robotic Exoskeleton: The Future is Now

Robotic Exoskeleton: The Future is Now

Original Airdate November 12, 2014
In 2012, Marine captain Derek Herrera was shot and paralyzed from the chest down after leading a special operations task in Afghanistan during his third deployment.
Angelo in Trona

Angelo in Trona

A troubled teenager shares the story of his move from Bakersfield to Trona, an isolated desert town in San Bernardino County.
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

Original Airdate October 28, 2011
74-year-old Herbie Hancock has been breaking musical boundaries for decades.
The Nutty Truth About Almonds

The Nutty Truth About Almonds

Original Airdate November 5, 2014
Almonds are one of the thirstiest crops in California. It takes approximately one gallon of water to produce just one almond.
Jeepney Tours in Historic Filipinotown

Jeepney Tours in Historic Filipinotown

Original Airdate November 5, 2014
In Historic Filipinotown, several community-based organizations are working to empower and create visibility for the Filipino American community through tours, immigration outreach, and oral histories.
Scarred for Life

Scarred for Life

Scars can be a constant reminder of some of the most painful and embarrassing experiences that many people would be reluctant to share. But for artist Ted Meyer, the scars on a person's body can also provide an honest medium for storytelling through art.
Last Photo Los Angeles

Last Photo Los Angeles

What's the last photo on your phone? A selfie, a cup of coffee, or a photograph of the Venice Beach Boardwalk?
L.A. in Bloom

L.A. in Bloom

What makes Los Angeles bloom?
Concussions a Growing Concern for Young Athletes

Concussions a Growing Concern for Young Athletes

In high school, football accounts for two out of every three sports-related concussions. Some athletes continue to play out in the field, even after enduring multiple injuries or experiencing subtle symptoms of a possible concussion.
Endeavour Shuttle in 'Go for Payload' Phase

Endeavour Shuttle in 'Go for Payload' Phase

Original Airdate October 29, 2014
The California Science Center is in the process of launching a permanent exhibit dedicated to Endeavour, one of NASA's newest orbiters. A few years ago, the space shuttle made its 12-mile journey from LAX to the center, a soon-to-be retirement home.
Radio Personality Art Laboe

Radio Personality Art Laboe

Original Airdate October 29, 2014
Esteemed radio host Art Laboe has spent decades taking song dedications and creating a space for inclusion and diversity. With his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the 89-year-old Armenian American radio personality has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Good Land Organics: Coffee Farming

Good Land Organics: Coffee Farming

Farmer Jay Ruskey is the owner of Good Land Organics, a farm in Santa Barbara County that supplies rare fruits and ships them to various local farmers markets and restaurants around the country.
Sexism and Comic Cons

Sexism and Comic Cons

Original Airdate October 22, 2014
Every year, thousands of comic book, sci-fi, and movie fans flock to crowded convention centers and large arenas to reenact and cosplay some of their favorite characters.
Putting on Ayers

Putting on Ayers

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez revisits the story of Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless musician he befriended in Skid Row a few years back.
Foreign Restaurant Chains Expand in SoCal

Foreign Restaurant Chains Expand in SoCal

Original Airdate October 22, 2014
Dozens of foreign restaurant chains have made their way to the hearts (and stomachs) of Southern Californians.
Hijabistas

Hijabistas

They're called hijabistas, Muslim-American fashionistas decked in traditional and trendy headscarves.
Prop 1: California's Water Bond

Prop 1: California's Water Bond

Original Airdate October 15, 2014
Proposition 1 would authorize $7.5 billion in general bonds to fund the overhaul of the state's water system with the construction of dams and groundwater storage, watershed protection and restoration, improvements to groundwater and surface water quality, and flood protection.
Prop 45: Regulation of Health Insurance Rates

Prop 45: Regulation of Health Insurance Rates

Original Airdate October 15, 2014
Proposition 45 would require health insurance companies to justify proposed health insurance rate increases, and give the California Insurance Commissioner the authority to veto them. It applies only to so-called individual and employer small group plans, those covering 50 or fewer people; larger groups would be exempt.
Prop 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors, Increased Negligence Awards

Prop 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors, Increased Negligence Awards

Original Airdate October 15, 2014
Proposition 46 would create the nation’s first random drug and alcohol testing of doctors.
Prop 47: Criminal Sentences

Prop 47: Criminal Sentences

Original Airdate October 15, 2014
Proposition 47 is intended to confront prison overcrowding and help keep residents in school and out of jail.
Same Goal, Different Approaches: Ending Homelessness in L.A.

Same Goal, Different Approaches: Ending Homelessness in L.A.

Original Airdate October 8, 2014
Homelessness in L.A. has been a problem for decades, but now a major push is being made to try to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016. Dozens of organizations are working together to get people off the streets and into permanent housing.
Expansion of Bike Lanes in Los Angeles

Expansion of Bike Lanes in Los Angeles

There's a hate-love relationship going on between bikes pedaling the streets of Los Angeles and cars speeding by.
Harrison McIntosh Exhibit at AMOCA

Harrison McIntosh Exhibit at AMOCA

Original Airdate October 8, 2014
In celebration of Harrison McIntosh's 100th birthday, the American Museum of Ceramic Art has curated an extensive collection of his most elaborate and modern ceramic designs and sculptures through the decades.
Geographies of Detention

Geographies of Detention

Artist Sandow Birk has always been intrigued by 19th century traditional landscape paintings depicting an idyllic California with plush green fields.
Overmedicated and Misinformed

Overmedicated and Misinformed

Original Airdate October 1, 2014
The use of antipsychotic drugs on the elderly has sparked a series of lawsuits and criticism from industry leaders and advocates fighting for better regulation and enforcement.
Part-time Blues: Volunteer Cops on the Beat

Part-time Blues: Volunteer Cops on the Beat

The Los Angeles Police Department, like many police departments across the country, is surprisingly dependent upon a corps of volunteers known as reserve officers.
Sheepherding: A Home Away From Home for Dogs

Sheepherding: A Home Away From Home for Dogs

Original Airdate October 1, 2014
Drummond Ranch Sheepherding in Acton, Calif. is a home away from home for most city dogs accustomed to a life of leisure and very little physical activity.
Lawns Get a Coat of Paint Amid Drought

Lawns Get a Coat of Paint Amid Drought

Original Airdate October 1, 2014
With a lingering drought in California and no sign of rain on the horizon, many homeowners are turning to inexpensive alternatives to transform patches of brown into lush green lawns.
Vaccination Battle

Vaccination Battle

7,980 cases of pertussis, most commonly known as the whooping cough, were recently reported in California, published by the California Department of Public Health, which also attributes three infant deaths this year to the disease.
Newlight Technologies: Pollution to Plastic

Newlight Technologies: Pollution to Plastic

Original Airdate September 24, 2014
There's a revolution that's happening right behind the doors of Newlight Technologies, a company that is transforming greenhouse gases into the products you buy everyday.
Grand Central Market: Past and Present

Grand Central Market: Past and Present

Original Airdate September 24, 2014
The Grand Central Market has become the dining destination for foodies in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Much of its historic charm has remained untouched for decades, but over the past year or so, it has undergone a few new changes.
Sustainable Architecture: Hesperia's Superadobes

Sustainable Architecture: Hesperia's Superadobes

These sustainable dome-like structures, also known as superadobes, are the brainchild of Cal-Earth, the California Institute of Earth Architecture.
Art or Ad? L.A.'s Mural Law Written in Gray Ink

Art or Ad? L.A.'s Mural Law Written in Gray Ink

Original Airdate September 10, 2014
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.