'No Fish, No Blackfish': The Future of Southern Resident Orcas

"SoCal Connected" reveals how water demands in Southern California are impacting a particular group of whales in the Bay Area called the Southern Residents. The orcas rely on salmon as a major food source; salmon depend on enough water in the Bay Delta to keep their population healthy; but demand on Bay Delta water for 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.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Alisa Schulman-Janiger, co-founder, California Killer Whale Project
  • Conner Everts, facilitator, Environmental Water Caucus
  • Jason Peltier, deputy general manager, Westlands Water District

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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

  • 2021-01-20T21:00:00-08:00
  • 2021-01-23T11:00:00-08:00

Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson. 

  • 2021-01-27T21:00:00-08:00
  • 2021-01-30T11:00:00-08:00

People vs. Kiera Newsome

One woman strives to prove her innocence from behind bars, while a team of pro-bono lawyers and students fight the odds to get her out.

  • 2021-02-03T21:00:00-08:00

Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

  • 2021-02-10T21:00:00-08:00

Jazz City

For decades Los Angeles has existed in the shadows of New York and Chicago when it comes to jazz, but that's now changing. L.A.'s jazz scene is on the upswing. Meet the people, places and sounds that are putting L.A. jazz back on the map. 

  • 2021-02-17T21:00:00-08:00