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Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

Original Airdate October 28, 2011
74-year-old Herbie Hancock has been breaking musical boundaries for decades.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guerrilla Gardeners

Guerrilla Gardeners

A group of "unauthorized horticulturists" come out at night with the hopes of transforming patches of neglected land into beautiful green gardens filled with rows of cacti, flowers, and plants.
Jackrabbit Homesteads

Jackrabbit Homesteads

Out in the middle of nowhere, you'll spot a collection of small, abandoned structures dispersed in an area known as the Morongo Basin, near Twentynine Palms in Wonder Valley.
Material America: Cluttered Homes

Material America: Cluttered Homes

Material culture has become a staple for Americans so it's no surprise that an abundance of toys, DVDs, and piles of unfinished laundry on the floor are enough to create clutter in an average middle-class home.
L.A. Mudpeople

L.A. Mudpeople

Original Airdate August 27, 2014
At first glance, they might look like mimes traveling along the LA River and Venice. They look like they're from a different era, away from the world of urbanization.
Mount Wilson Observatory

Mount Wilson Observatory

Tour a 150-foot solar tower overlooking Los Angeles at Mount Wilson Observatory, a facility dedicated to the continued study of astronomy and solar observations.
Revitalizing Rudolph Schindler's Architectural Gem

Revitalizing Rudolph Schindler's Architectural Gem

Original Airdate August 13, 2014
For decades, the doors of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Compton, Calif., have remained closed. The empty building became marked with leaky roofs, electrical problems, and instances of vandalism and graffiti.
Gold Prospecting

Gold Prospecting

The Gold Rush may be over, but panning for gold is still very much alive in California.
Microloans Keep L.A. Entrepreneurs Happy

Microloans Keep L.A. Entrepreneurs Happy

Kiva is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools needed to grow their businesses.
The Bottle Tree Ranch

The Bottle Tree Ranch

Original Airdate August 20, 2014
Take a road trip to one of the most unique and historic landmarks along Route 66, just south of Barstow.
Colby Poster Printing Company

Colby Poster Printing Company

Since the 1940s, the family-owned and run Colby Poster Printing Company has printed vibrant and eye-popping show posters and billboards visible on street corners, cross walks, and major venues.
A Labyrinth of Books, Art, and Records

A Labyrinth of Books, Art, and Records

Original Airdate August 6, 2014
Explore a slew of books, classic records, and art at The Last Bookstore, downtown L.A.'s most celebrated independent bookstore.
Angeles Crest 100-Mile Endurance Run

Angeles Crest 100-Mile Endurance Run

Every year, marathon runners prepare for the Angeles Crest 100-mile endurance run in the mountains above Los Angeles.
Beyond Bars: Prison Recipes

Beyond Bars: Prison Recipes

Original Airdate July 2, 2014
Crossroads is a rehabilitation and transition house located in Claremont, which provides recently incarcerated women the chance to rebuild their lives immediately upon release.
Room for Rent in North Hollywood, Pets Required

Room for Rent in North Hollywood, Pets Required

Original Airdate July 2, 2014
Finding an apartment in Los Angeles that permits pets is not as easy as it sounds.
Shades of L.A.: A Search for Visual Ethnic History

Shades of L.A.: A Search for Visual Ethnic History

Thousands of photographs highlighting the stories of ethnic communities in Los Angeles have been documented and restored as part of a decades-long project launched by the Los Angeles Public Library.
Living the Dream: 'I Am Los Angeles'

Living the Dream: 'I Am Los Angeles'

European transplant and street artist Chase knew he was destined to move to Los Angeles. Back home in the Belgium city of Antwerp, there were little to no skate spots in the area, let alone flat surfaces where he could practice the art of skating.
Route 66: The Road and the Romance

Route 66: The Road and the Romance

Original Airdate June 25, 2014
Whether depicted in pop culture, classic movies, or a Jack Kerouac novel, Route 66 has captivated the attention of dozens of travelers, writers, and history buffs since its founding in 1926.
Inside the World of Artist Jaime 'Germs' Zacarias

Inside the World of Artist Jaime 'Germs' Zacarias

Jaime "Germs" Zacarias is a Chicano artist and South L.A. native who has captured the essence of Los Angeles and Chicano history through a myriad of futuristic designs and three-dimensional characters.
Santa Monica's Fluttering Kite Festival

Santa Monica's Fluttering Kite Festival

Original Airdate June 18, 2014
Every year, the Otis College of Art and Design hosts its annual family-friendly Kite Festival in Santa Monica. The festival brings in well-renowned kite designers to share their expertise and passion for kite design and construction.
Charles Phoenix's Massive Vintage Kodachrome Collection

Charles Phoenix's Massive Vintage Kodachrome Collection

Retro geek and pop culture connoisseur Charles Phoenix reveals his massive collection of Kodachrome slides.
The Underground Shelter Boom

The Underground Shelter Boom

Catastrophic events, pandemics, and fears of the end of the world have prompted buyers to invest in "underground shelters."
The Future of Leimert Park

The Future of Leimert Park

Original Airdate June 11, 2014
Nic Cha Kim visits various parts of the village to ask business owners, residents, and stakeholders about the future of Leimert Park and whether gentrification will impact the neighborhood's culture.
Terry 'Unigeezer' Peterson: Unicycle Extraordinaire

Terry 'Unigeezer' Peterson: Unicycle Extraordinaire

Terry "Unigeezer" Peterson lives on edge as he rides for hundreds of miles on his favorite unicycle.
Pet Cemeteries: Preserving the Memories of Your Pets

Pet Cemeteries: Preserving the Memories of Your Pets

Original Airdate June 4, 2014
In this "SoCal Connected" segment, Jennifer Sabih takes a look at the nation's second largest pet cemetery.
Skin As Canvas: Japanese American National Museum's 'Perseverence' Exhibit

Skin As Canvas: Japanese American National Museum's 'Perseverence' Exhibit

Original Airdate May 28, 2014
Tattoos have been around for centuries. In fact, explorer Captain James Cook brought the first literal reference to the term "tattoo" to Europe after his first voyage to Tahiti and New Zealand.
I Am Los Angeles: The Spirit of America

I Am Los Angeles: The Spirit of America

Spirit of America pilot David Bowling is a lucky man. For the past few years, he's had the chance to pilot one of three rare Goodyear Blimps from the 1920s.
House for Rent: $1

House for Rent: $1

Would you rent out your house for just $1 each month for a year?
Silver Lake's 'Chandelier Tree'

Silver Lake's 'Chandelier Tree'

A neighborhood chandelier tree has become a mesmerizing attraction on West Silverlake Drive for the past six years.
I Am Los Angeles: Photography From the Eastside

I Am Los Angeles: Photography From the Eastside

In this video portrait series, we'll take a closer look at the evolution of photography in East Los Angeles.
A Moveable Feast at the Brewery Art Colony

A Moveable Feast at the Brewery Art Colony

Original Airdate May 14, 2014
Los Angeles is home to dozens of food trucks and beverages on wheels.