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Bringing Back Broadway

Reporter Nick Hardcastle explores Downtown L.A.'s Broadway Theater District. Multi-million dollar restorations of beautiful Art Deco theaters are returning the district to its former glory. However, the revival adds momentum to the area's gentrification, and hurts long-standing family businesses by forcing them out of their retail spaces. Reporter Nick Hardcastle talks with a historian, theater owners, and small business owners for their perspectives on the "Broadway comeback."

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Escott Norton, executive director, Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation.
  • Erik Chol, business owner, Globe Theater.
  • Jason Deibler, general manager, Ace Hotel.
  • Bobby Davidson, vice president, Superstar Cellular.
  • Rose Kelechian, owner, Kelechian Jewelry.

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

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