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Small Lots, Big Controversy

Designed to encourage home ownership, Los Angeles is allowing developers to build single family homes on very small lots. The ordinance, however, is also triggering evictions of low-income tenants and home designs that neighbors find unsightly. Reporter Derrick Shore goes to a community meeting, meets with homeowners and tenants, and looks at the long-term impact of this controversial development trend.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Richard K. Green, director and chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate; Urban Growth/Housing policy expert.
  • Jennifer Deines, concerned neighbor who supports the Small Housing Ordinance, but is concerned that many developers are taking advantage of the ordinance and building huge structures that don't fit in with a neighborhood.
  • Raquel Arias, Silver Lake resident facing eviction. Her rent-controlled home will be demolished later this year to make way for 10 single family homes in a new small lot subdivision.

Full Episodes

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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. 

  • 2019-07-20T05:30:00-07:00
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The News Blues

The LA Times may have found its savior in Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, but how will the other local newsrooms in LA be rescued? SoCal Connected reports on one of the craziest years for local news in Southern California. Premieres October 9th at 8:00pm.

  • 2019-07-23T13:00:00-07:00
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Out of Bounds

One of the nation's top high school athletes was on a path to the NFL, but instead became the poster child for what's wrong with L.A.'s mental health system. "SoCal Connected" documents the life and times of Dorsey High's Antonio Carrion.

  • 2019-07-30T13:00:00-07:00
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Divide and Conquer

Gerrymandering is one of the most effective tools to manipulate an election and guarantee a win. "SoCal Connected" profiles how some local governments have used political borders to dilute minorities' power, and what is being done about it. "SoCal Connected" won its first (and KCET's second) Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for its work on this episode. 

  • 2019-08-06T13:00:00-07:00
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Blood Money

A look at the profiteering behind two of America's fastest growing diseases affecting millions of Californians.

  • 2019-08-13T13:00:00-07:00
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