KCET's SoCal Connected Reports on Sizzling SoCal Housing Market, Confronting the Concussion Epidemic, Three Strikes and an Update on Billboards | KCET
KCET's SoCal Connected Reports on Sizzling SoCal Housing Market, Confronting the Concussion Epidemic, Three Strikes and an Update on Billboards
Connie Rice, Christopher Thornberg, Ronald C.
White and David Frankham Will be In Studio for Interviews
Los Angeles, CA - November 12, 2012 - This week, the award-winning series SoCal
Connected (www.socalconnected.org), focuses on the housing market
boom and how Southern Californian residents looking to buy or sell will be
affected by changes in the economic landscape.
Correspondent John Ridley takes a closer look at football season and
whether or not high schoolers are getting the protection they need to prevent
head injuries in this contact-heavy sport.
And Connie Rice discusses her decades-long battle to end gang violence
in Los Angeles.
This week's episode highlights include:
MONDAY, November 12
Due in part to record low interest rates and fewer foreclosed
properties, the housing market in the Southland is sizzling again. Over the last year, housing prices in LA
County alone rose 9.7 percent, but as SoCal
Connected correspondent Laurel Erickson questions, is now the best time to
buy? And how does the typical family
compete with "flippers" and other investors who are able to purchase homes
above asking price with cash?
And, special contributor Madeleine Brand interviews Christopher
Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC, widely considered to be
one of California's leading economists, to provide additional insight on the
future of Southern California's economy.
TUESDAY, November 13
As the ultimate contact sport, it's not surprising that
football accounts for two out of every three sports-related concussions in high
school, but what is surprising is that most of them occur during practice.
Correspondent John Ridley reports on how one Southern California high school is
working on lowering the risk with gel caps and computerized tests.
Plus, in light of Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated Lincoln, Madeleine Brand interviews
historian and author Ronald C. White about America's enduring fascination with
WEDNESDAY, November 14
On Election Day, Californian
voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 36, amending the state's Three Strikes
law mandating that a third strike, which carries a life sentence, be a serious
or violent crime. SoCal Connected correspondent Jennifer London dissects the
reformation and how it will affect those currently serving harsh sentences as
well as future convicts.
Plus, Madeleine Brand speaks with
Connie Rice on her radical approach to ending gang violence as well as her new
memoir, Power Concedes Nothing: One
Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Worth billions of dollars, the billboard
industry has found its home in Los Angeles, the billboard capital of the
nation. Correspondent Vince Gonzales
provides viewers an important update on last season's "Billboard Confidential"
news story, looking into whether or not city officials are willing or able to
enforce their own ban of billboards, digital signs and so-called "super
Plus, Madeleine Brand interviews David Frankham,
Director of the new HBO series Witness: Juarez, a four-part documentary series
following combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South
Sudan and Brazil.
ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED
SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 17 Emmy®
Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three
regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los
Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs nightly at 7
p.m. with encores at 10:30 p.m. exclusively on KCET. For more information, to
view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.org.
SoCal Connected is made possible
through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles
community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; the Maddocks Brown Foundation;
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; The California Endowment;
and by UCLA.
On-air, online and in the
community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment
of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning
local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around
the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody
Award-winning SoCal Connected, a
hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the
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