Cultural Touchstones of the LA Riots

From Gangsta Rap to Bwy Theater: Cultural Touchstones of the LA Riots, (L-R) Warren Olney, Gary Phillips, Anna Deavere Smith and John Singleton

Host: Warren Olney

Produced by: Anna Scott

On today’s anniversary edition of Which Way, LA?, we look at music, movies and literature that reflected – and in some cases predicted – the 1992 Los Angeles riots. We hear from filmmaker John Singleton, writer and actress Anna Deavere Smith, musicians Ozomatli and others about the cultural touchstones of riots-era Los Angeles. (For additional KCRW coverage of the 1992 riots, go to

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  1. Sasha Anawalt says:

    Very grateful for this report. Thanks.

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