Departures | KCET
"Departures" is KCET's multidisciplinary media studio for community engagement, creative placemaking and social advocacy. Through partnerships and collaborations, we empower communities to change their narrative, highlighting local cultural assets and fostering engagement and rejuvenation. We provide a framework to deploy, distribute, aggregate and network these stories with a set of tools that provide concrete social action and impact.
The I-710 Corridor Project, considered the largest infrastructure project in the nation, is a modernization of the freeway stretching from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the 60 Freeway. With the expanding global economy and growing impact of truck traffic on an aging freeway system, the need to improve existing infrastructure is crucial. The 710 freeway is the backbone of Southern California commerce, as trucks travel from the ports to warehouses, rail yards, and intermodal transportation centers to distribute goods across the country.
Once named the Los Angeles River Freeway, the 710 Freeway extends the length of the river, through 15 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Communities along the 18-mile stretch are already heavily impacted by the congestion, with asthma rates twice the normal, and cancer risk rates 20 times higher than the federal average according to the California Air Resources Board. Plans to improve the infrastructure range from improving its current state, to expanding lanes from 8 to 16 with dedicated lanes for truck traffic.While planners are seeking community engagement throughout the planning process, community organizations are also taking it upon themselves to ensure that their voices are heard.
The I-710 Corridor Project, considered the largest infrastructure project in the nation, is a modernization of the freeway stretching from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the 60 Freeway. While planners are seeking community engagement throug...
Owner and Creative Director Catherine Bailey and Master Glazer Winnie Crittendon explain how every ceramic piece that comes off the Heath line is unique. Sometimes, it’s all in the glaze.KCET Original
Aviation takes flight in early Los Angeles, becoming an industry of dreamers, risk takers and entrepreneurs. The region is America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II, as two million workers build 300,000 aircrafts.KCET Original
The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fuels the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles and creates the military-industrial-complex.KCET Original
After major earthquakes on July 4 and 5 near Ridgecrest, residents of small towns like Trona are left to face structural damages and limited access to water and other resources.KCET Original
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"Mother of the Earth" takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city.