Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

Second Helpings

Originally Aired June 4, 2009 (UPDATED)

At a time of tremendous need, why is there also tremendous waste? From banquet halls, caterers and hotels across southern California tons of perfectly good food ends in landfills. It seems simple — get this food to the hungry. But as Val Zavala found out, it's more complicated than it sounds. Meet the people who have found ways to waste less food and feed more people.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Melissa Balmer, Maitri Quest
Rabbi Marvin Gross and the staff at the Union Station Homeless Services
Steven Landon and the staff at The Langham Hotel and Spa, Pasadena

Get the free PBS App

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

  • 2020-05-28T04:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-05-28T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-05-30T12:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

  • 2020-06-02T17:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-03T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-04T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-06T12:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Who Killed Josiah?

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

  • 2020-06-09T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-09T17:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-10T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-11T04:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-11T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-13T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-13T12:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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.

  • 2020-06-16T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-16T17:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-17T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-18T04:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-18T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-18T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-20T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-20T12:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Access Denied

An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

  • 2020-06-23T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-23T17:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-24T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-25T04:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-25T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-25T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-27T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2020-06-27T12:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD