Conrad Guzman, now retired, lives in his San Pedro house that overlooks his livelihood: the ocean. He worked as a longshoreman and foreman for over 50 years and witnessed the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach transform from an industry literally dependent on the hands of its men to the largest port complex in the United States. Aired on KCRW's series, Cargoland.
The Days of Awe is a time of intense soul-searching that begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Jewish communities gather to listen to the trumpet-like blast of the shofar, a ram’s horn, to wake themselves up to the hopes and possibilities of a new year. Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf works to bring this ancient tradition to the deaf world. Aired on KCRW's All Things Considered & KQED's California Report.
Last year, Los Angeles City Council got rid of a decade-long ban on murals, which means that LA’s future is looking more brightly colored than ever. One artist who is already bringing new work to the street is a woman who goes by the name Hueman. Aired on KCRW's All Things Considered.