Listen to some familiar voices share stories about the history and the innovative solutions from South Central LA. Hosted by Elmer Roldan and Marlo Jenkins.


DRIVER 2: Poverty, Disinvestment, & Joblessness

June 2021 This episode on Driver 2: Poverty, Disinvestment & Joblessness, explores the root causes of structural poverty and disinvestment in South Central LA. Residents of South Central have long been subjected to policies that are driven by anti-black racism, white supremacy, and capitalism. We speak with community leaders who unpack the legacy of economic … Continued


DRIVER 1- Part 2: Historical Perspectives of Houselessness and Banishment

May 2021 This bonus episode on Driver 1: Gentrification, Homelessness and Displacement features a candid conversation with Pete White, the founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) discussing the houselessness epidemic in Los Angeles. Pete recounts the rich and tumultuous history of housing in Los Angeles within a lens … Continued


DRIVER 1: Gentrification, Displacement, and Homelessness

May 2021 This episode, “Driver #1 – Gentrification, Homelessness and Displacement,” focuses on the trajectory of the housing crisis in South LA from the Great Recession to the pandemic stricken current day. We explore the zoning and housing policies, birthed during the recession, that have continued disinvestment and displacement of South LA residents. We also … Continued

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