LA Forwards & Backwards
By Genie Deez
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Opening up on the conversation on the issues being debated in today’s Los Angeles. Featuring interviews with local social and environmental justice leaders, plus the kind of big-picture context you won’t find anywhere else. Hosted by David Levitus, Founder of LA Forward, and History Ph.D. with a focus on U.S. politics and urban studies.
||CleanDefending Immigrant Communities||Lessons from California's Frontlines||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia Power Politics, Net Neutrality, and more||Season 2 is here—thanks to the generosity of listeners like you! To kick things off, we welcome Sandra Fluke, California Director of Voices for Progress who gives us the inside scoop on how politics works in our state. From gerrymandering and term...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntersections of Injustice||Rabeya Sen of Esperanza Community Housing joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about the connections between issues as diverse as domestic violence, immigration enforcement, the criminal justice system, and urban displacement and gentrification.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUrban Oil Drilling||Martha Dina Argüello talks with us about the STAND-LA coalition’s work to phase out the silent but deadly oil drilling that still exists near homes, schools, and hospitals across Los Angeles. A native of the neighborhood around Vista Hermosa Park...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeboy Electronics Recycling with Kabira Stokes||Kabira Stokes of Homeboy Electronics Recycling joins the podcast for our first live show which took place at the beautiful, historic Pico Union Project building. Kabira shares the fascinating story of how she came to establish and lead a social...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYouth Justice||Julio Marcial of the Liberty Hill Foundation talks with us about LHF's work to transform the youth justice system so it focuses on investing in young people, intervening with community-based solutions, and shutting down youth prisons.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting Sexual Harassment and Violence||Maya Paley of NCJW-LA joins the show to discuss the fight against sexual harassment and violence beyond the headlines.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change||Bryn Lindblad of Climate Resolves talks with about the unique challenges faced by our region as a result of climate change and what we can and should be doing in response.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanning For Equity||Laura Raymond of ACT-LA joins us to discuss recent successes of the "Transit-Oriented Communities program," why the market can't solve all problems, and the importance of regional planing that integrates a racial equity approach from the start. We talk||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Affordable Housing?||KeAndra Dodds of Enterprise Community Partners joins the show for a conversation about what "affordable housing" means, how the different types of affordable housing get built, and how local ballot initiatives like Measures H, HHH, and JJJ and recent st||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransportation||Jessica Meaney of Investing in Place talks with us about how she came to found a transportation-advocacy organization, the often-ugly history of transportation in LA, and reasons for hope in present-day. We discuss Measure M, the massive funding measure||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCriminal Justice Reform||Criminal Justice Reform||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAffordable Housing & Equitable Development||LA Forwards & Backwards||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStreet Vending||Street Vending||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Towards a better LA
A great way to learn about local issues affecting LA
Fascinating interviews with LA leaders and activists
The best podcast about the issues that matter in LA. Listening to it will make you a smarter, more engaged, more awesome Angeleno. Srsly! Fantastic interviews with local leaders. Thank you for making this!