Apr 30 2007

LA Riots Special: LA’s Economy Then and Now

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GUESTS: Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Executive Director of the Community Coalition, Edward Park, Director and Associate Professor at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University

Presidential candidate Barack Obama addressed South Central’s First AME Church on the 15th anniversary of what the LA Times called “the nation’s most violent modern civil uprising.” According to Obama, little had been done to fix the chronic social and economic conditions that gave rise to the riots that killed at least 53 people. An important dimension of the LA riots was the tension between black, Latino, and Korean residents. Many promises were made in the aftermath of the riots to rebuild LA, but the issue of unemployment and poverty remains.

The Community Coalition can be reached online at www.ccsapt.org.

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  1. Michael Messina-Yauchzyon 03 Mar 2008 at 10:15 am

    I am unable to play the show on my computer with Windows Media Player, although I can play your current show. The file type is supported by Media Player. The help screen says it may be that “the file was compressed by using a codec that is not supported by the Player.” I would really like to hear this for a class I am teaching.