Val Zavala EnviroSpecial

Endangered Orcas, Urban Agriculture, Hollyhock House, Female Muslim Surfers

Season 6, Episode 47

"SoCal Connected" reveals how water needs in Southern California are negatively affecting a particular group of orcas in the Bay Area called the Southern Residents. The killer whales rely on salmon as a major food source; the salmon depend on ample water from the Bay Delta to maintain their population and keep it healthy. But demand on Bay Delta water for Southern California's cities and farms is straining the food system. Reporter Conor Knighton looks at this unexpected connection between water shipped south and the health of orcas.

Can an urban farm make a difference in a community labeled a food desert? "SoCal Connected" goes to South El Monte where Earthworks, an urban farm, is changing the diets of families and children. Reporter Cara Santa Maria profiles the Morales family who has found that being a member of Earthworks is a way to return to their roots.

Built in 1921, Hollyhock House was the first home Frank Lloyd Wright built in Los Angeles. But over the decades, the iconic landmark suffered water damage and deterioration. Now after a $4.4 million restoration, the elegant home is back to its original beauty. Reporter Nic Cha Kim takes a tour of this stunning residence at Barnsdall Art Park now open to public.

They are a small but dedicated group of Muslim women who love the waves, but also want to dress modestly at the beach. Reporter Dija Dowling finds out how these young women surfers and a Muslim swimwear designer make water sports easier for observant Muslim women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Trafficking, Driving in the 1930s, Derelict Icons, Cuddle Sanctuary

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.

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Food to Fuel, U.S. Bank Tower, Educated and Homeless, Handful of Cards

Season 7, Episode 17

Food scraps are turned into fuel at a state-of-the-art Orange County recycling center.

A close-up view of the colorful light show from the top of downtown's U.S. Bank Tower.

A graduate student at UCLA has a secret. He lives in his car.

The amazing dexterity of those who have mastered the art of "cardistry."
 

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Environmental Special #1

Joshua Tree National Park - Are we loving our parks to death? The popularity of Joshua Tree area is bringing stress and damage to this beautiful park. Frozen Garden - Can endangered plants be saved by freezing them? Can they survive super cold temperatures? Scientists at Huntington Gardens are hopeful. Eco-Village Living - Can you live in harmony with nature in the middle of the city? A communal village in the middle of Koreatown has stook the test of time.

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On The Cutting Edge

A look into cutting-edge environmental practices at a farm where soil is king; a visit to an incubator for green business entrepreneurs; and a hopeful discussion with a climate scientist.

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'Environmental Justice'

Exploring environmental justice with a dive into lead-contaminated communities; the effects of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill; and an interview with an African-American environmental leader.

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