When you think of Los Angeles, you think of smog. But have you ever heard about the day when smog just showed up in Los Angeles?
The only known recording of Joseph H. Hazelton’s eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
For me, I was a little kid and my afternoon cartoons were preempted to announce the death of Elvis Presley. I didn’t really know who he was but I walked into the kitchen to tell my mom and she burst into tears.
I swear to God, this is a Reno motel yodel (although I’m not the one yodeling). The only thing I can compare it to is, after you’ve been at the beach all day, and that night, in bed, you can still feel the waves.
Like a stranded hitchhiker, smog came to Los Angeles one random morning. It was July 8th, 1943, and we were at war, but this attack was something new. How Angelenos reacted to the fumes was clouded by reactions to their new enemy: Japan
My radio debut on KCRW examines how the LA gangster Mickey Cohen survived 11 attempts on his life.
Voicemap built a smartphone app that publishes a location-aware audio tour. This new medium connects a voice to a location, creating a new way of telling stories about places. Anyone can download a tour then listen to it while they walk. Voicemap asked me to create one for Los Angeles.