LA's Green Economy

Cleantech Incubator Is Growing L.A.'s Green Economy

What if under one roof you could see your idea go from concept to incorporation? That’s exactly what happens at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Home to a portfolio of diverse companies, LACI is helping scientists, engineers and community leaders create innovative clean technology. Cara Santa Maria visits green business entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Local Roots Farm, a company bringing fresh produce to food deserts around the world, one shipping container at a time.

Since this piece was produced the L.A. Cleantech Incubator has a new CEO and President Matt Petersen.

Featuring Interviews With: 

Fred Walti, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator 

Eric Ellestad, Local Roots Farms 

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The News Blues

The LA Times may have found its savior in Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, but how will the other local newsrooms in LA be rescued? SoCal Connected reports on one of the craziest years for local news in Southern California. Premieres October 9th at 8:00pm.

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Out of Bounds

One of the nation's top high school athletes was on a path to the NFL, but instead became the poster child for what's wrong with L.A.'s mental health system. "SoCal Connected" documents the life and times of Dorsey High's Antonio Carrion.

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Divide and Conquer

Gerrymandering is one of the most effective tools to manipulate an election and guarantee a win. "SoCal Connected" profiles how some local governments have used political borders to dilute minorities' power, and what is being done about it. "SoCal Connected" won its first (and KCET's second) Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for its work on this episode. 

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Blood Money

A look at the profiteering behind two of America's fastest growing diseases affecting millions of Californians.

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