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

What Housing Bubble?

It was a rough week on Wall Street. With some experts giving us a 33 percent chance of sliding into another recession, all eyes and ears have been on the economy.

To find out just how bad it is and what we can do to weather the storm, our friend Kai Ryssdal of American Public Media's Marketplace got together with a panel of experts and hammered it out in signature style, putting it in terms the rest of us can understand.

Meanwhile, we thought it might be worthwhile to take a look back at one of the triggers that got us into the first slump — the housing crisis. Was anyone predicting the bubble would burst? That's the question we wanted to answer in this edition of SoCal Rewind.

SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of today. By drawing on KCET's extensive archive of Southern California news, culture and public affairs, we seek to inform current events by providing a little historical perspective, and maybe answer the question: Is there anything new under the SoCal sun?



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Cannabis Country

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

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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.

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The Fight to Know

In the beginning of 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put Senate Bill 1421 into effect. The new law made public thousands of police records pertaining to police dishonesty, sexual assault and use of force. And in an unprecedented move, forty news groups partner to dig into these once-secret police files. But even after a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law has its limits when it comes to investigating police misconduct.

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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.

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Who Killed Josiah?

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

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