April 2, 2009 | KCET
April 2, 2009
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 Academy High School. And commentator Brian Frazer explains why ending March Madness pools will help get the economy back on track.
On any given night, 47,000 men, women, and children live on the streets of Los Angeles – sleeping in tents, cars, on sidewalks, and in emergency shelters. The enormity of the homeless crisis led SoCal Connected to ask the difficult questions: How do we create more affordable housing? Are we willing to pay for critical services such as mental health counseling, medical care, job training, and alcohol/drug rehab programs? With limited resources available, how do we decide who gets helped first? And how do we prevent more people from ending up on the streets every day?
Season 7, Episode 24
Young girls sold on the streets of L.A. are victims of human trafficking.
Weekly hug sessions give people the benefits of human touch.
Classic automobiles get new life without losing their weathered charm.
Historical footage of a dangerous Hollywood intersection before traffic signals.
Season 7, Episode 25
Homeless people living in cars and vans need safe overnight parking. Does Santa Barbara have the solution?
A scientist at the Huntington Botanical Gardens is finding a way to freeze succulents that could go extinct.
The Eco-Village is an "intentional community" of people who live sustainably, affordably and cooperatively in the middle of LA.
Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific enjoy chasing virtual mice on an iPad.