L.A. River, Con Divers, Kite Festival, Jaime Zacarias | KCET
L.A. River, Con Divers, Kite Festival, Jaime Zacarias
Season 6, Episode 6:
"SoCal Connected" host Cara Santa Maria navigates the Los Angeles River to explore how restoration efforts are revitalizing the Elysian Valley.
Then, we take a closer look at a prison rehab program that trains convicts to become deep-water divers.
Val Zavala visits the Otis Kite Festival in Santa Monica and introduces us to Tyrus Wong, the lead artist behind Disney's "Bambi" who, at the age of 102, is the grandfather of kite design.
Artbound profiles Jaime Zacarias, the artist best known as Germs, whose work has been influenced by the Clayton Brothers, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Gilbert "Magú" Luján.
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.