Community Health In Los Angeles (Video)

Video shot by intern and recent USC Master's grad Natalie Ragus

Earlier this month,, in conjunction with La Opinion, convened a roundtable discussion of journalists and various community and governmental leaders to talk about the state of L.A.'s disparate communities.

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In the above video, Frank Kwan, the L.A. County Office of Education's director of communications; Aquil Basheer, who runs the gang intervention training academy Professional Community Intervention Training Institute; Captain Bill Murphy of LAPD's Northeast Division; and Paulina Gonzalez, executive director for the social justice nonprofit Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, share their thoughts on the state of our communities in Los Angeles and what it takes to improve community health.

The L.A. Vitamin Report is a column about quality of life issues by Matthew Fleisher. It is brought to KCET's SoCal Focus blog in partnership with Spot.Us, which receives support from the California Endowment.

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I'm a veteran LA-based journalist and editor who has been a staff writer with the LA Weekly and senior editor of the LA City Beat. I'm currently a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, editor for Fishbowl LA, and ...


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