The Wall Street Journal quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about how Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s tackling of the city’s homelessness issue will define his legacy and political future.
Native American award-winning film director and producer, actor, singer/songwriter, author, and founder and CEO of multiple media organizations, humanitarian Joanelle Romero. Joanelle was born in both the artistic and activist worlds and has spent her life bringing those two realms together. Listen to Joanelle share stories about her many years’ being an artist and humanitarian, and from where she draws all the necessary strength in a climate where the Native American—and especially the Native woman—is absent from virtually all popular media.
Curbed LA quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on how steady rent growth in Los Angeles may be slowing down. Richard Green, director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC, tells Curbed that steady rent growth may be slowing in response to new housing construction in the Los Angeles area. …
“I lost an arm on my last trip home.
My left arm.”
The iconic first line of Octavia Butler’s novel, Kindred, puts the reader right there. The gravity of the legacy of slavery is there in the face. Who has lost an arm? How? Why?
Listen as host Jeffery Jenkins and guests Ange-Marie Alfaro, Caroline Bhalla, and Aubrey Hicks as they think about this classic work of American fiction.
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Rochelle Steiner, a curator, writer, public art producer, and Professor of Critical Studies at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design. Rochelle shares with us how her lifelong interests in the public realm, audiences, and participation brought her to curating and have since informed her career.
“In order for us to be inclusive, we need to really highlight that representation matters and include as many people, organizations, thought processes and concerns that people may have,” said Malaika Merid, a second-year Master of Public Policy Student at USC Price who was one of the event organizers. “This is a gathering space of real diverse thought, and I think that the best way for us to move forward with that is to keep creating ways to find more diversity of thought to be included within the forum.”
Newsweek cited comments by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School about a possible move by the L.A. City Council to fast-track permitting for Elon Musk’s proposed underground tunnel project.
BusinessNow quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on the trend in Los Angeles to require private funding for new stadium projects.
Curbed LA quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the long-term impacts of the federal Fair Housing Act. A half-century later, we have still only come some of the way, according to Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and a former senior advisor for the U.S. Department of…
Well, actually… this #LAHashtagsHerself conversation with Curbed’s Alissa Walker is amazing. Listen to Alissa talk about her journalistic practice dedicated to “looking at LA problems and trying to figure out how we can solve problems in a way that help the most people, whether it’s homelessness or transportation or housing or trying to get a ferry running in Santa Monica Bay,” and how she “welcome[s] people to challenge my ideas, to tell me that I’m wrong, because it only makes me want to find even better solutions to problems.”