The Southern California housing market

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the Southern California housing market. Richard Green anticipated a 5% to 10% percent decrease in housing price in the Southern California. Another problem is more people are moving out of California than moving in, which could result in a biased…

How California is building its own wall of resistance against Trump

CBC Radio Canada quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California’s shift more to the left with Gavin Newsom as the state’s governor. California’s new governor seems “a little bit more partisan” than his predecessor, Jerry Brown, according to Christian Grose, a political scientist at the University of Southern California who studies partisanship.   Full article here

Portland cop’s chatty texts to Patriot Prayer spur outrage but are standard police strategy, experts say

The Oregonian quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about law enforcement strategies to communicate with extremist groups. The confiding tone of Niiya’s emails and texts could be taken as preferential treatment to people not familiar with police technique, said Erroll G. Southers, a national security professor at the University of Southern California.  …

The lengthy history of white politicians wearing blackface — and getting a pass

The Washington Post quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the use of blackface to dehumanize and devalue black people. But for almost as long, there has been opposition to blackface, especially by people who thought that efforts to portray black people as lazy, stupid or hypersexual dovetailed with efforts to strip them…

Monorails aren’t just for Disneyland anymore

Los Angeles Daily News published an op-ed by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on why a monorail might be a viable transportation alternative in Los Angeles’ car-driven culture. Boarnet highlighted successful monorail systems in Japan, China, Brazil and Europe as models to transport Angelenos between the Valley and the Westside. “Modern monorail technology…

USC Price alumna Brettany Shannon follows her authentic path, including co-editing book on authenticity and community development

By Cristy Lytal

According to Brettany Shannon, media arts and digital communications are playing increasingly important roles in community development. And as the first Scholar-in-Residence at the Bedrosian Center at the USC Price School of Public Policy, she’s exploring this topic through a variety of media ranging from an edited book to an Instagram database to a podcast.