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I Was There

I WAS THERE is a digital series of first-person accounts that break down current and historical events to human scale. Using experiential storytelling, the series carefully takes viewers behind some of Southern California’s biggest headlines and makes sense of the stories we thought we knew but don’t quite fully know. They are also personal.

Everyone’s contextual lens is different, shaped by where we come from, our family, age, health – the factors are endless. You may listen to the series and learn that a stranger’s experience – big or small, historical or personal — resonates with you. Maybe you were there as well.
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I WAS THERE: Inside A COVID-19 ICU.

A Southern California nurse discusses her work inside a COVID-19 ICU.
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I WAS THERE: Isaac Bryan was Born for this Moment; Confronting Police, Protests and Power

In this episode of I Was There Bryan describes leading a Black Lives Matter protest outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s residence and why the experience was a pivotal moment for him.
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I WAS THERE: As Restaurant Workers Struggle, This Man Fields Their Calls

Since March the calls haven’t stopped for Manuel Villanueva, a community organizer with the Restaurant Opportunities Center. Thousands of cooks, waiters and dishwashers have struggled since then to survive since the shut down orders.
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I WAS THERE: A Look Into the George Floyd Protests in Fairfax

As part of an ongoing project documenting quarantine life in Los Angeles, art student Trevor Jackson attended a march in the Fairfax District. His photos portray the tension, anxiety and fear felt by some participants.
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I WAS THERE: Using His Truck as a Stage, Inglewood Resident Anthony Sheriff Drums up Cheers in Quarantine

Foster care, alcoholism, quarantine: his drums got Anthony Sheriff through it all.
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I WAS THERE: Emotions Resurface for Woman Whose Family’s Business Burned During the 1992 Civil Unrest

Minah Yeo is the Director of Interior Design at Berliner Architects in Culver City. In this episode of “I Was There” Yeo recalls watching her family’s business burn to the ground during the 1992 civil unrest.
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I WAS THERE: As Cases Rise Again, COVID-19 Nurse Raises Alarm Bells From Inside the ICU

A Southern California nurse discusses her work inside a COVID-19 ICU and warns the coronavirus is far from over.
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I WAS THERE: Tour is Cancelled But COVID-19 Won’t Stop L.A.’s Las Cafeteras

“Things feel like they’re falling apart. But the artist will utilize whatever moment in time that can be traumatic and make something beautiful out of it.”
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I WAS THERE: 'He Was Suggesting That Blacks Were Not Normal,' L.A. Doctor Recalls Bizarre Phone Call From Then LAPD Chief Daryl Gates

Los Angeles Cardiologist Dr. Richard Allen Williams recalls a disturbing phone call that ultimately contributed to a major change in policing in L.A.
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I WAS THERE: 'Without Video, You Don’t Have Much' - Chris Silva Recalls Fight for Answers After Brother in Bakersfield Dies During Encounter with Law Enforcement

In this episode of I WAS THERE, Chris Silva reflects on his brother’s death, today’s police reform movement and what he says is a glaring conflict of interest among local sheriffs throughout California.
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I WAS THERE: Laura Chick Challenged The Most Powerful Forces in LA Politics. She Has A Message For LA’s Current Leaders

Chick has made a career out of challenging those in power, rooting out waste and fraud, and was never afraid to speak her mind, even if it threatened to offend some of LA’s most powerful forces. 
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