On Thursday, September 7, KCRW's news show Which Way L.A.? looks at gentrification in Los Angeles. David Zahniser, who wrote our recent cover story on the topic, Welcome to Gentrification City, is one of Warren Olney's guests.
The show airs in Los Angeles on KCRW (89.9) at 7 p.m., and can be also be listened to anytime on KCRW's website.
From KCRW's introduction to the show:LA's urban
centers are subject to migratory movements that are like weather
patterns–impervious to rent control, affordable housing trust funds
and other kinds of government intervention. Moderate homes and
apartments give way to McMansions and condos, occupied by the same kind
of people who fled to the suburbs 20 years ago. Last week's LA Weekly
explored that pattern. Thirty years ago, there was white flight out of
the central city to avoid school busing for integration. That expanded
into the flight of the middle class. What nobody realized was that the
process might take place all over again in the other direction.
Neighborhoods are unrecognizable to the people who grew up in them. Who
wins and who loses in “Gentrification City?”