• Human Interest
  • January30th

    Economic Slump May Help Independent Musicians

    Posted on Friday, January 30, 2009, under: Radio, Human Interest

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    The economic slump could bump up business for independent music artists. People tend to swipe their credit cards at Web sites that offer one-of-a-kind melodies, instead of buy mass-marketed compact discs that may offer a few hit tunes. KPCC’s Patricia Nazario spoke with a Southern California artist who’s trying to break into the biz and make a few extra bucks. Sixty-year-old Bill Wood is a self-taught audio engineer. His passion for sound has inspired him to make music. Read More | Comments

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  • July28th

    Gas Prices Spike: Beach Outing Dive

    Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008, under: Radio, Human Interest

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    Going to the beach used to be a cheap family outing: pack a lunch and there’s no cost to get in. But with gas averaging $4.50 a gallon, KPCC’s Patricia Nazario took a trip out to Malibu’s Zuma beach to tally up the classic Southland escape this summer. Read More | Comments

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  • June20th

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    Temper tantrums, intense therapy sessions and expensive prescription medications are among the challenges that confront parents with special-needs children. To handle it all, a single mom raising three disabled boys in the San Fernando Valley has tapped several resources. She doesn’t spend one red cent. Read More | Comments

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  • April4th

    Firefighter Laid to Rest

    Posted on Friday, April 4, 2008, under: Radio, Human Interest

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    A spectacle was in order for the first firefighter Los Angeles has lost on the job in almost four years. Flags flew at half mast in downtown this morning, and dozens of polished fire trucks lined city streets near the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Friends, relatives, and city officials joined hundreds of firefighters from across the country who paid their last respects to fallen firefighter Brent Lovrien. KPCC’s Patricia Nazario and Brian Watt observed the memorial. Read More | Comments

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  • June19th

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    In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the approach to special education is two-fold: Provide support and services and mix disabled children with the rest of the students. Cathy Harvey is a single mom who’s banking the system will help prepare her three special-needs sons for life in the real world.
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  • June18th

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    Cathy Harvey is a single-mom living in the San Fernando Valley who’s raising three special-needs sons. They have Cerebral Palsy, autism, and attention deficit disorder. During the week, Harvey is up before the sun to get her boys ready for school.

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