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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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