Los Angeles – Home, Sweet Home
Los Angeles, Lala land, often thought of as the city of movies and money and fame. But that characterization doesn’t get at the heart and soul of this City of Angels. SOTRU will spend the episode telling stories of habitat and how several groups of people are making a home in this beautiful and sprawling metropolis.
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Mariachi Plaza: Since the late 60s, mariachi musicians have been gathering on the corner of 1st and Boyle in East Los Angeles. It’s since become a fountain of employment and community for the local mariachis, most of whom go and back forth between LA and Mexico.
Watts House Project: Since the riots there in 1965, Watts has been seen as a hotbed of violence and aggression. But on 107th Street in Watts, neighbors are coming together in innovative, artful, and unexpected ways.
Starry Kitchen: What started as an informal, backyard, gathering among of friends in North Hollywood, quicky blossomed into the most popular Asian-Fusion restuant in LA.
Young and Homeless in LA: LA is known as the homeless capital of the nation. We’ll explore one segment of LA’s homeless population; Transitional Age Youth, as they negotiate drugs, mental illness, and the middle-ground between adolescence and adulthood.
To commemorate the moment when city engineers discovered that the Watts Towers were no danger to the public, Southern California Public Radio shares a 1957 about the iconic structure.
This is an in depth look at mariachis in LA including their housing challenges and how East Los Angeles Community Corporation is trying to remedy them.
This blog examines the environmental challenges of living in a big city . . . and offers solutions.
An unlikely duo is setting out to change the image of an ancient sport and Jeremy Rosenberg wants to tell you their story.
Read about the unique approach Tanya Tull is taking to help remedy LA’s homeless problem.
The Menahan Street Band – The Traitor
Ratatat – Gettysburg
Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos – El gustito
Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos – Virgencita de Talpa
Calexico – Praskovia
Aaron Copland – Dance Panels – Allegretto Con Tenerezza
Aaron Copland - The Story Of Grovers Corners
The Beach Boys – Our Prayer
Amiina – Bláfeldur
Danny Elfman – Nabbed
Talking Heads – This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)
Tortoise – Four-Day Interval
Aphex Twin – Ruhbarb
Aphex Twin – Nanou 2
Aphex Twin – Ruglen Holon
Wes Montgomery – Tequila
Edward Sharpe and the Magenetic Zeroes – Home