LA to build new high-tech benches + NFL owners target Inglewood for new stadium

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“Welcome to Inglewood” highlights champtionship of the city | Photo by Skylar Myers

L.A.’s new bus stop benches look like swell places to sit for a spell: Los Angeles streets will be outfitted with new high-tech benches. The benches will have solar-powered USB chargers, LED lighting, and Wi-Fi. (Mother Nature Network)

Los Angeles On Minds Of NFL Owners: More meetings are lined up for NFL owners who are looking to build franchises in LA. The Rams hope to build a new stadium in Inglewood. They would be the first NFL franchise in the city since 1995. (CBS Local)

L.A. approves $3 million payment to family of victim who died in police custody: The LA City Council settled the case after the victim died after an LAPD guard put him in a chokehold. (Fox)

Profesor Galactico’s ska-alternative ‘Pit Stop at the Moon’

Profesor GalacticoProfesor Galactico’s upcoming EP, “Pit Stop At The Moon,” will feature the sounds of ska, Motown, and R&B. But the South Central native and “ska-alternative” artist names a far different style — the ranchera ballads of Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez — as one of his earliest musical influences.

Learn more about Profesor Galactico’s inspirations in an audio story from Annenberg Radio News — and hear his sounds for yourself. 

The battle to bring cable to South LA

Author Clinton Galloway

Clinton Galloway is the author of “Anatomy of Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A.”

Brothers Clinton and Carl Galloway realized the power of cable television early on. In the 1980s, they tried to bring the service to south central Los Angeles, an area in desperate need of information.

But when the budding entrepreneurs presented the idea to City Hall, the Galloways say they encountered a pay-to-play system consumed by personal greed rather than civic empowerment.

Clinton Galloway’s new book, “Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central LA,’ documents the brothers’ story. ARN host Omar Shamout spoke with him to find out more.

Listen to the audio interview with Clinton Galloway

Galloway will be signing copies of the book at Leimert Park’s Eso Won Bookstore on April 25th at 7pm.