Listen: Warren Olney on the LA Riots


Ken Lubas, Los Angeles Times

The LA Riots took place 25 years ago, and are a sobering reminder (in case you needed one) that race relations are still a very real part of our world. Take a listen to a nice round up of the topic – an episode of Olney in LA, – KCRW’s daily news show with Warren Olney, about South Central LA today.

Twenty-five years ago, the city erupted after four LAPD officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King.  A look at what’s changed for residents in South LA and what still needs to happen.

Here are other great photos from the Riots, at the Los Angeles Times site, which can help you frame this bit of LA history for your kids.