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Anaheim woman tries to prevent looting amid clashes over deadly shootings
Listen to NPR member station KPCC’s reporting from Anaheim, CA in the midst of city residents violently protesting last weekend’s deadly police shootings.
“That 81 seconds of videotape did more than studies and speeches and panels and conferences could ever have done. The LAPD is different. The city is different. And I asked him if he would rather not have been that man. And he said, no, because of what happened to him, big things happened, important things happened, that people would come up to him and say, I got a job because of you. I got justice because of you.”—
LISTEN HERE: Marketplace "The Ripple Effects of Unemployment"
Bureaucracy for Breakfast is featured in this in-depth Marketplace story about unemployment. If you’re in Southern California tune in at 8PM PST this Saturday or Sunday to 89.3 KPCC-FM and you can listen online HERE
The report explores some interesting aspects of what’s going on with our crazy economy. Here’s hoping things change!
Susan Rosenberg w/ Jason Leopold at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum | Saturday, April 16, 5pm
KPCC, in partnership with Rare Bird Lit and the Program for Torture Victims, presents Susan Rosenberg in conversation with Jason Leopold.
An American Radical: A Political Prisoner In My Own Country - “On a November night in 1984, Susan Rosenberg sat in the passenger seat of a U-Haul as it swerved along the New Jersey turnpike. At the wheel was a fellow political activist. In the back were 740 pounds of dynamite and assorted guns.”
Rosenberg was convicted of possession of explosives and illicit weapons and sentenced to a 58-year prison term. Rosenberg served 16 of those years before she was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001.
Rosenberg received an M.A. in Writing from Antioch University while in prison, as well as taking graduate courses in creative and expository writing from the University of Iowa. She is an award-winning member of PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) and for the last three years she has been on panels at the PEN World Voices Festival with globally recognized authors.
Jason Leopold is the Deputy Managing Editor of Truthout.org.
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.
Radio Station Suspends Planned Parenthood Ad Spots
Southern California’s KPCC radio station got the heebie jeebies over its business relationship with Planned Parenthood.
On Friday, Program Director Craig Curtis emailed operations and news staff the following:
From: “Curtis, Craig”
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:15:31
Subject: Planned Parentood credit suspension
Given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension, let us suspend airing any Planned Parenthood spots effective immediately.
There is nothing wrong with the spots per se, or with our business relationship with Planned Parenthood, but for a few days their presence on our air might raise questions in the mind of the “reasonable listener” regarding our editorial and sales practices. I expect this will be a short-term suspension. In fact, let’s go ahead and plan to resume the Planned Parenthood spots on Monday. If we need to extend the suspension, I’ll let you know. Traffic, please work with the sales department to arrange makegoods or adjust the contract dates when we resume the schedule. Craig
(Somewhat rhetorical) Questions: politics aside, does a news organization’s advertisers reflect bias in their coverage, or somehow taint their independence? If so, how should news organizations handle “politically sensitive” advertisers?
Update: Thanks to KPCC’s comunity editor Kim Bui we’ve been shown an update Craig Curtis posted on the radio station’s Facebook Fan Page. In it he writes that it is station policy to pull ads by underwriters who become part of a story:
When that happens at KPCC, our standard practice is to “bump” credits to avoid the appearance of any conflict. This is a common policy at many news radio stations, and something that happens a few times each year at KPCC.
I think that’s responsible but am still interested in the questions I asked above. —Michael
KPCC thinks the #occupy movement will soon end
Steve Julian: On Tuesdays we talk about the latest business stories with Mark Lacter. Mark, the Occupy Wall Street movements seem to be showing their wear.
Mark Lacter: Well, what do you expect when there’s no real agenda, and no leadership, and no big interest in working through the electoral system - as in actually voting? And now we’re seeing signs of the movement being appropriated by some troublemakers - also the police have moved in, most notably in Oakland - and there have been a few incidents in L.A. as well. And Steve, it’s getting cold to be sleeping in tents. I expect many of the protesters will break camp in the next few weeks, which is a real shame - a real missed opportunity.
Download Mark Lacter’s 11/8/11 Business Update HERE.
What do you think?
Will New Yorkers move their protests to SoCal?
How long will the “Occupiers” keep camping out?
Can this movement become a more regular part of our lives?
Do we want that or should it say extreme?
WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN!?
Bridging the Distance.
Whenever I start to miss home, I listen to Pasadena’s NPR station and it makes me feel like I’m closer than I was. The traffic reports about the 110 ..the ads for events at the Greek Theater…the familiar voices of the program moderators; I can almost see the endless sprawl of LA’s lights, just by hearing it.
“City Council President Eric Garcetti, who said a cousin was one of the first Latinos to contract HIV, called the anniversary a time to reflect on progress and ``a time to make sure we address the health and service needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to recommit to the tremendous challenges that remain.”—
interesting, short read, though i couldn’t help but wonder how do they determine when someone is the first or “one of the first”…
from KPCC’s website