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By-Right, By-Design

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

Release Date: 09/30/2019

Solutions and Other Problems show art Solutions and Other Problems

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

"The first time I can remember feeling truly powerless, I was three, and I was trapped sideways in a bucket in the garage."

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A Promised Land show art A Promised Land

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

Reading A Promised Land by Barack Obama in January 2021 is a bit of a trip. In some places, the reader feels the swell of nostalgia, the remembrance of governance and a time free of COVID-19. Other times, the juxtaposition Obama's words, with a deep reverence for democracy, and the insurrection of January 6th feels painful.

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Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

In our new series on Community Impact we speak with Victoria Ciudad-Real, John Roberson III, Gary Painter, and Jeffery Wallace about findings from their collaborative project Accelerating Fair Chance Hiring among Los Angeles employers.

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Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

Octavia Butler's 1993 novel, Parable of the Sower, was listed as a NYTImes bestseller for the first time in Sept 2020.

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Daniel Flaming & Anthony Orlando join us with a new report on homelessness in the time of COVID. The Economic Roundtable uses past pandemic & recession data to predict how COVID joblessness will translate into homelessness in the coming years.

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The Book Truck & Teen Literacy show art The Book Truck & Teen Literacy

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

In today's bonus episode, we speak with Elizabeth Dragga (Founder of The Book Truck) and Julie Sandor about the work they do to support young book nerds throughout LA County.

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A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear show art A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

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What better way to end a hard year than to visit Grafton, New Hampshire as author Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling as he reports on the people who lived there during the Free Town Project? In the new book, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear, Hongoltz-Hetling follows Graftonites and some "colonizers' who saw it as the perfect place to build a utopian community free of government.

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How Do Renters Cope with Unaffordability? show art How Do Renters Cope with Unaffordability?

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In another bonus episode ... we're talking folks from the Price Center to discuss a new report on housing affordability in Los Angeles. The report covers findings from a door-to-door survey done in 2019 to uncover the realities of families living with rent burden.

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Just Us: An American Conversation show art Just Us: An American Conversation

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

In Citizen, Claudia Rankine wrote: “Because white men can’t / police their imagination / black people are dying."

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Joan Samson’s 'The Auctioneer' is a classic. Her characters live in a very different time, the horror they face remains entirely relatable.

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Host Lisa discusses Professor Liz Falletta's book, By-Right, By-Design: Housing Development Versus Housing Design in Los Angeles. Falletta looks to help practitioners move beyond housing production as a zero sum game towards the more polyvalent solutions that will be required as LA densifies.

Read along with us! We're reading Victor LaValle's The Devil in Silver for Spooktober.

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