August 13, 2020

California Love - EPISODE 7 - Ellie

Eleuteria "Ellie" Hernández moved to Los Angeles from a small town in Mexico when she was 14 and fell in love with the city.

Tamika Adams was the supporting producer.

August 6, 2020

California Love - EPISODE 6 - Compton Cowboys

There's a horse ranch in the heart of Compton that may hold the answers for salvation and redemption for the city's black cowboys.

Tamika Adams was the supporting producer.

July 30, 2020

California Love - EPISODE 5 - Parrots: A Parable

A first-parrot perspective into legends and myths of how L.A. became home to the world's largest population of green parrots.

Tamika Adams was the supporting producer.

July 23, 2020

California Love - EPISODE 4 - KOBE

Walter dives deep on what Kobe meant to him in his life and how the icon's death spurred a collective mourning throughout the city.

Produced by Tamika Adams.

July 16, 2020

California Love - EPISODE 3 - P Line

A story about a wild party line that many Los Angeles' teenagers used to create a fantasy world.

Co-Produced by Tamika Adams.

July 9, 2020

California Love - EPISODE 1 - Prologue

Host Walter Thompson-Hernández returns home to L.A. and reflects on how much the city has changed since he was a child.

Produced by Tamika Adams.

September 30, 2019

Teen Line

Teen Line is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 for teens to assist other teens who are in need of support and understanding during a personal crisis. We speak with a few teen volunteers to talk about their experiences with the call center.

Written, produced and mixed by Tamika Adams.

September 30, 2019

The Dunes Are Alive Along The Santa Monica Coast

We covered a lot of ground during our recent special series on climate change, including the grim fate of our beaches...

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Written by Tamika Adams.

September 19, 2019

Santa Monica's Living Dunes

We visit the beaches of Santa Monica to get a tour of its living dunes project. The dunes are just one way researchers are trying to combat the vanishing beaches along the California coast.

Written, produced and mixed by Tamika Adams.

July 26, 2019

How To Buy A Bike Helmet

KPCC's Tamika Adams has been meaning to bike to work more often, but one thing has held her back: she doesn't own a bike helmet. Leo Duran gives her some advice, and they go on a trip to REI.

Written and produced by Tamika Adams & Leo Duran.

July 12, 2019

Cayton's Children's Museum

We get a sneak peek of the highly anticipated Cayton Children's Museum. That's a new 21,000-square-foot facility with more than 35 immersive and specialized exhibits for kids and their parents.

Written, produced and mixed by Tamika Adams.

May 15, 2019

Republique, The French Restaurant That Was Saved By Its Pastries

Walking around Wilshire and La Brea, it's rare not to see a line stretching outside Republique. Inside the brick building with tall glass panes, you can't miss case after case of delicate baked goods...

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Written by Tamika Adams.

April 29, 2019

Remembering Prop 187

Marking the 25th anniversary of Prop 187, playwright and professor Cherrie Moraga shares the compelling reasons she changed her play to reflect the political powder keg that Prop 187 had created.

Written, produced and mixed by Tamika Adams.

February 25, 2019

For Many Black Southern Californians, Roller Skating Is A Refuge Worth Fighting For

For some, roller skating may bring to mind preteen birthday parties or the sun-soaked boardwalk of Venice, but for many black Americans, skating has long provided a refuge and a means of expression...

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Written by Tamika Adams.

August 10, 2018

The Brothers at LASA

LASA in Chinatown describes itself as a "Filipino-inspired, California-influenced restaurant. A Martinez sits down with co-owners/chefs and brothers Chad and Chase Valencia.

Written, produced and mixed by Tamika Adams.

July 25, 2018

It's So Hot In LA You Could Cook A 3-Course Meal In Your Car. So We Did

You may have noticed it's hot in Los Angeles. Sizzling hot. Perhaps hot enough to bake something on the dash of your car? Spoiler: yes...

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Written by Tamika Adams.

July 13, 2018

Socal Summer Hacks: Mosquitoes

This week on our SoCal Summer Hacks series, Tamika Adams is here to help you keep the worst pests of summer at bay.

Written, produced and mixed by Tamika Adams.