KCRW's Which Way, LA?
By Warren Olney, KCRW.com
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Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively. thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about. Which Way. L.A.? draws from newsmakers around Los Angeles, the state, North America, and from around the world to present all sides of the issues.
||CleanWhich Way, LA? The Question that Won't Go Away||23 years ago, the fires of the Rodney King riots were burning and the sirens wailing when KCRW first asked, WWLA? We've been through fires, floods, earthquakes and massive social, cultural and economic change. While this is the last program titled WWLA?||1/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThen and Now: Is LA Still the Car Capital of the World?||Urban planners got some bad news today. Ridership on public transit in Southern California is on the decline, despite the billions being spent in recent years to build light rail and subway lines. Why aren't more drivers leaving their cars at home, as tr||1/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDoes California Have a Double Standard for the Public's Protection?||Porter Ranch and Vernon are mirror images of each other. In one, schools have been closed and thousands of residents are being moved away by the polluter?just months after a natural gas leak was discovered. In the other, residents complained for years ab||1/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIs 'Warfare' a Thing of the Past at the LAPD?||Video of police misconduct wasn?t as common 25 years ago as it is today. The spectacle of LAPD officers beating Rodney King was a wake-up call, but didn?t persuade a jury in Simi Valley. When the cops received not-guilty verdicts, the city exploded. We h||1/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCity Hall: Then and Now||In the 23 years Which Way, LA? has been on the air, there have been five mayors of Los Angeles: Tom Bradley, Richard Riordan, James Hahn, Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti. Each has served at a different moment in a process of continual change.||1/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe City of LA Pays Millions to Wrongfully Convicted Men||The City of Los Angeles will pay $24 million for the wrongful murder convictions of two men who spent years of their lives in prison because of proven misconduct by the LAPD. The City Attorney says going to court would cost even more.||1/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Behind the Yosemite Name Changes?||The Ahwahnee Hotel is about to become the Majestic Yosemite; The Wawona will be known as the Big Trees Lodge. Names that go back generations are being changed because of a trademark dispute between the National Park Service and a New York concessionaire||1/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRace Relations: Then and Now||WWLA? began its 23-year run in the wake of an incident so complex we still haven?t decided what to call it. The Rodney King 'riots?" The "uprising?" The "civil disturbance?" As WWLA? winds down, we look back and measuring what?s changed and what ha||1/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPressure on DA Lacey to File Charges against LAPD Officer||LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces no credible challenger yet in this year's bid for re-election, but she is facing increased political pressure. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck wants her to file charges against one of his own officers in a controver||1/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLos Angeles Gets an NFL Team (or Two)||The NFL says the St. Louis Rams are coming to Inglewood ? back to the massive Los Angeles TV market they left 21 years ago. Skeptics say team owners can't be trusted, but boosters insist this time is different. What will it mean for the taxpayers of Ingl||1/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia Case Could Be Labor's "Citizens United"||The California Teachers Association has been called an obstacle to education reform in Sacramento. Now, the US Supreme Court is poised to reduce its power. The case is about union fees and First Amendment rights, but the decision could be a blow to union||1/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDid LA Pass Its First Big El Niño Test?||The first of this year's El Niño storms were only a test, and Southern California is braced for another onslaught of mudslides, potholes, flooded freeways and basements and mountains of trash swept out into the ocean. We get updates and look at what's n||1/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEl Niño Storms Are Finally Arriving, Is Los Angeles Ready?||Mudslides, floods and road-closings have been predicted for weeks ? and so has the plight of 29,000 homeless people who sleep on the streets of Los Angeles County. But today, the Civil Grand Jury called preparations "unconscionable and grossly inadequate||1/6/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGood News behind the Rise in Crime||Last year, for the first time in more than a decade, all categories of crime in Los Angeles increased over the year before. Homicides went up by 10% to 280. That's a tragedy for the people directly involved ? and for the community. But consider that in 1||1/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCould SoCal Gas Have Prevented the Porter Ranch Gas Leak?||The continuing gas leak that's moving thousands of families out of their homes is an ecological disaster of national proportion. It constitutes 21% of the state's methane emissions and 2.3% of its entire carbon footprint. Now it turns out that Southern C||1/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFAA and Local Authorities Spar over Drone Regulations||New FAA rules might require you to register your drone before you fly it, and there are several regulations here in California about where these airborne overlords can go. But Sacramento and the FAA aren't exactly on the same page. Guest host Barbara Bog||12/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMaking Sausage in Sacramento: What to Expect in 2016||The state legislature is in recess now, but come the New Year they'll tackle a raft of big divisive issues, and face-off with Governor Jerry Brown in a new climate of shifting power dynamics. We get a preview of the year ahead and take stock of 2015.||12/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKeeping Up with the Shell Companies Next Door||"A new generation of hyper-luxury homes with stratospheric price tags is colonizing the most gilded hillsides and canyons of Los Angeles." That's according to the New York Times, in a series about shell companies that hide the real ownership of such prop||12/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKaiser Permanente to Open a Med School||A medical school with a difference is planned for Southern California by Kaiser, the managed care system that runs hospitals and provides health insurance. The goal is hands-on experience for doctors trained to practice in systems of what's called "coord||12/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSan Diego Goes Big on Tackling Climate Change||At the Climate Change Summit in Paris, the major players insisted that reductions in greenhouse emissions be voluntary. The City of San Diego has taken a big step further. It has established mandatory deadlines ? enforceable by law ? including 100% renew||12/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPollution at the Port; Educating Inmates||Ten years ago, the Port of Los Angeles signed a court-ordered agreement to reduce air pollution at a massive new terminal.But Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the port director to be "flexible," and she was -- and the new rules were not put into effect. L||12/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAll LAUSD Schools Closed Due to Terror Threat||Almost 700,000 students in America's second largest school district were told to stay home today -- when almost 1000 schools were closed because of a terrorist threat deemed "credible" by Superintendent Ramon Cortines.||12/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Do about Hollywood's Diversity Problem?||The Directors Guild has taken its first official look at Hollywood and found a bastion of discrimination ? especially when it comes to women. In the past two years, 82% of feature films, big and small, were directed by white males ? with women in charge||12/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPreparing for El Niño||What are predicted to be the strongest El Niño-generated storms on record are only weeks away and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says it's time to get ready. Local officials are taking their own measures.||12/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat the Supreme Court Could Learn from California's Prop 209||Today, the US Supreme Court was asked once again to consider banning affirmative action in admissions to public colleges and universities nationwide. California is already there. It's been a laboratory for eliminating race-based admissions since Prop 209||12/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Great Local News
Warren Olney runs this great show -- he interviews a variety of guests on topics important to LA. He covers all sorts of issues, has a wide variety of guests, keeps the conversation moving, and gets the points out.
To Hyperballad -- the podcast changed because the radio version of Which Way L.A. changed. It used to be just local, from 7:30pm to 8pm, with a variety of programs at 7. Now it runs from 7pm to 8pm, starting with an abridged To The Point.
love the show, but
can't figure out why the podcast is bundled with To The Point. warren is great but don't really want anything to do with the former so i'm stuck scrolling through to the 27 min point. someone tell me i'm missing something...
I've been listening to this show on KPCC for some time now and I'm glad to see it's now available at my convenience. Thanks to all who contributed to make this possible. I recommend this podcast for interesting stories on local culture and events.
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