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  • Is Anybody Listening? Obama Visit Locke High Band Competition Pomona Kids Followup The Trashout Squad Billboard Confidential Marijuana Clinics: Up In Smoke The Year of Living Dangerously
  • Time to Buy? Shoes With Soul Commentary by Marcos Villatoro
  • Urban Coyotes Ocean Defenders Commentary by John Ridley
  • Selling Out The Renter The Trashout Squad
  • Blackboard Bungle Piano Prodigy Commentary by Sandra Tsing Loh
  • Marijuana Clinics: Up In Smoke Graffiti Goes Gallery The Year of Living Dangerously: Return of Zac Sunderland
  • Critical Care Locations for Rent Commentary by Marcos Villatoro
  • Running Out of Luck Gold Diggers Locke High Graduation
  • Fire, Inc. After the Fire Update From the Teen Sailor
  • Too Poor to Go Green? In Search of Darkness Commentary by Sandra Tsing Loh
  • Too Poor to Go Green? In Search of Darkness Commentary by Sandra Tsing Loh
  • Selling Out The Renter The Trashout Squad
  • Fire, Inc. After the Fire Update From the Teen Sailor
  • Is Anybody Listening? Obama Visit Locke High Band Competition Pomona Kids Followup The Trashout Squad Billboard Confidential Marijuana Clinics: Up In Smoke The Year of Living Dangerously
  • Running Out of Luck Gold Diggers Locke High Graduation
  • Blackboard Bungle Piano Prodigy Commentary by Sandra Tsing Loh
  • Critical Care Locations for Rent Commentary by Marcos Villatoro
  • Time to Buy? Shoes With Soul Commentary by Marcos Villatoro
  • Marijuana Clinics: Up In Smoke Graffiti Goes Gallery The Year of Living Dangerously: Return of Zac Sunderland
  • Thrift Economy The People's University The Skid Row Cop Commentary by David Lazarus
  • Urban Coyotes Ocean Defenders Commentary by John Ridley
  • Who you are is not what you wrap yourself in, but what is under that wrapping.
  • Ten bedrooms, fourteen baths, and no buyers. Californian's used to crave MacMansions. Now, many owners are having second thoughts, and those trying to sell are having a hard time finding buyers. Correspondent Lisa Ling went house-hunting and found some remarkable bargains - if you have a remarkable bank account. Our resident humorist Brian Unger says being super-rich just isn't what it used to...

  • Arson is the leading cause of wildfires in California, but it's tough to solve an arson crime and convict a suspect. Correspondent Angie Crouch looks at the work of arson investigators and how they piece together bits of evidence at a crime scene that's usually little more than ashes. Given the difficulty, it makes sense that one of the most notorious arsonists in L.A. history was...

  • Southern California is the land of sunshine and movie stars. It's also become the egg donor capital of the world. Prospective parents from around the globe look to young women in California, many of who are only too willing to provide donor eggs - and earn thousands of dollars in the process.  Correspondent Judy Muller investigates this almost totally unregulated business.

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  • We join an elite law enforcement team deep in the California marijuana jungle. Each year they raid thousands of illegal pot farms, most on public land. Correspondent John Larson takes us on a search and destroy mission. As it turns out, there's nothing quite as valuable to these off-the-grid farmers than a bit of pilfered water. Back in L.A. proper, after hundreds of hours of discussion and...

  • What's more dangerous — a drunk driver, or a driver who's texting? Correspondent Vince Gonzales hit the test track with a cell phone and a bottle of vodka to find out. In this episode we also learn that just because you're using a headset to talk on the phone while driving doesn't mean you're not in serious danger. Correspondent Angie Crouch reports on the danger of gabbing away while behind...

  • More and more parents are struggling to pay child support, and the number of "support modifications" being filed is on the rise. Correspondent Vince Gonzales explains what happens when parents facing financial hardships can't afford to pay their child support. Then we take a look at the burgeoning green economy. Correspondent Angie Crouch asks whether boosting our reliance on renewable energy...

  • Home sales are up, prices are down, and mortgage rates are low. Is now the time to buy a home? Reporter Judy Muller takes us inside the volatile real estate market. Then, correspondent Vince Gonzales takes us to Venice where things are testy between some residents and a number of homeless people living in their cars. And finally, Patt Morrison is fed up with civic life in California, and she's...

  • It's been 13 years since the passage of Prop 215, and the city of Los Angeles still does not have a permanent ordinance regulating medical marijuana clinics. Correspondent Judy Muller looks at the proliferation of clinics across the city and who that's making nervous. Is graffiti vandalism or art? Maybe an age-old question, but Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports that at the same time as law...

  • Locke High School sits in the center of rival gang territory in Watts. Fights. Graffiti. Truancy.  Apathy. All daily occurrences at the notorious, sprawling campus where students were more likely to drop out than graduate. But now there is a new sheriff in town. Producer Angela Shelley asks if the charter company Green Dot can transform the lives of the kids. We also have an update on Zac...

  • SoCal teen Zac Sunderland is about to make history as the youngest solo circumnavigator in U.S. history. Correspondent Angie Crouch has his story. Then Anchor Val Zavala introduces us to a Santa Monica entrepreneur who has found a way to put shoes on the feet of thousands of poor children across the world, compliments of customers. Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, the man in charge of communicable...

  • In Southern California, coyote attacks against animals and people have been on the rise in recent years. Correspondent Judy Muller reports that while the levels are not at crisis levels, this rapid increase raises important questions about how seriously to take the coyote threat. Then, the latest in our ongoing coverage of Los Angeles billboard controversy. The city is expected to pass a new...

  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is in the middle of one of the largest public construction projects in U.S. history. Correspondent Vince Gonzales investigates LAUSD's building boom to find out if Los Angeles really needs more schools. Then, Marc Yu is a typical ten year old, except for the fact that he has perfect pitch and is a master pianist. Anchor Val Zavala met with the San Marino...

  • Correspondent John Ridley takes a look at how Las Vegas, often referred to as a suburb of Los Angeles, is faring in this economically challenging climate. After our original broadcast of "Is Anybody Listening" viewers nationwide opened their hearts and wallets and made life in Pomona a little bit nicer. Correspondent John Larson brings us up to date on what's happened to the kids of Village...

  • Christine Heard and Robert Valentine are two typical Southern Californians who were blindsided by losing their jobs. Correspondent Angie Crouch brings us their personal story about the stresses and pressures they both face, along with their determination to find work in these toughest of economic times. Then, Anchor Val Zavala reports on a unique way some homeowners are bringing in extra money...

  • It was a class project born out of a discussion of the American Dream,an eight-minute video titled "Is Anybody Listening?" in which students at Village Academy High School in Pomona gave their own accounts of struggling with foreclosure, hunger and the looming threat of homelessness. Five months later, that video received a very public mention by President Barack Obama. Correspondent John...

  • Downey Regional Medical Center is a stand-alone community facility, medium-sized, non-profit. What's happening to Downey is typical of health care facilities throughout our region. Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports that ten years ago the medical center was one of seven hospitals on what's called "the 105 Freeway axis," but today, that number is down to three. Then we take a look at the...

  • As the dismantling of the newspaper industry continues, Judy Muller reports many are turning to the web as the next great frontier for print journalism. Then producer Shereen Meraji takes you inside the NPR West studios where a team of journalists continue to produce Day to Day knowing they'll be out of a job in March. Then, we see how DMV employees and surprised customers...

  • Much of this episode takes place in and around the home. Correspondent Judy Muller brings us a story that begins with a yard sale and ends with a profound reflection of a family that’s standing tall, even while selling short. Correspondent Vince Gonzales brings us Keith Woodard's story. He learned the hard way that even a renter can lose a dream home. And correspondent Lisa Ling reports on the...

    • Billboard Confidential - Part 3
    • Pachyderm Politics: The Battle Over Billy the Elephant
    • Commentary by John Ridley
    • California Power Brokers
    • Ms. Crouch Goes to Washington
    • Middle schoolers are Washington Bound
    • Inauguration Day at Obama's Alma Mater
    • Commentary by John Ridley
  • Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the country. Drivers sit in rush-hour traffic 93 hours a year — more than twice the national average. Since 1980 the number of miles Californians drive each year has doubled, but we've only added 6% more miles of freeway lanes. We take viewers into the underground nerve center of L.A.'s traffic control system. It's a vast network of road sensors, overhead...

    • Shake-Up Call
    • Guerrilla Gardeners
    • Commentary by Sandra Tsing Loh

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