SoCal Connected Looks at the Struggles of a Working Class Neighborhood Facing the Largest Freeway Expansion Project in the Country: The 710 Corridor | KCET
SoCal Connected Looks at the Struggles of a Working Class Neighborhood Facing the Largest Freeway Expansion Project in the Country: The 710 Corridor
BURBANK, CA - May 30, 2014 - SOCAL
CONNECTED, KCET's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series, digs into
the human impact of the largest infrastructure project in the country, the
expansion of the 710 freeway. Is there a way to accommodate the growth of truck
traffic to and from the port without sacrificing the health and quality of life
for the people who live along this busy corridor? SOCAL CONNECTED reporter
Derrick Shore looks at the issue from both sides: the families who live right next
to the freeway's noise, pollution and traffic hazards, as well as the
perspective of a big-rig trucker who travels the congested roadway several
times a day to support his family. Will their voices be heard as plans for this
massive project take shape? The story airs on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.
This week's SOCAL CONNECTED also features:
- Icebergs are melting in the Antarctic and seas are rising. Scientists say
it's just a matter of time before beachfront properties along parts of
California are under water. SOCAL CONNECTED'S Laurel Erickson looks at what's
being done to stem the tides.
"Pet Cemetery" - It's the final resting place
for 40,000 creatures great and small, from a tiny pet goldfish to performing
animals who made their mark on the silver screen. Jennifer Sabih takes us to
Calabasas to visit one of Southern California's quirkier institutions, The Los
Angeles Pet Memorial Park.
Unicyclist" - Monday through Friday he's a mild-mannered piano-tuner, but on
his own time he's a single-wheeled adventurer who calls himself, the UniGeezer
(because he's over 50). SOCAL CONNECTED anchor Val Zavala follows Terry
Peterson as he performs incredible feats on a unicycle that many mountain
bikers wouldn't try.
SOCAL CONNECTED is anchored by 15-time
Emmy-Award winner, Val Zavala. Contributors to SOCAL CONNECTED include
science journalist Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick Shore and Jennifer
Sabih, documentary filmmaker Nic Cha Kim and writer Nick Hardcastle.
SOCAL CONNECTED airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and
repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Weekly segments are also
available online at socalconnected.org.
The television broadcast executive producer for SOCAL CONNECTED is
Val Zavala; digital executive producer, Zach Behrens; and Linda Burns, senior
producer. Pictures are available upon
ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED
SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont
Awards, 20 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 47 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 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, Chapman University and the Maddocks-Brown Foundation.
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