Thursday, April 12, 2012

Patt Morrison for Friday, April 13, 2012


Friday, April 13, 2012

1-3 p.m.







1:06 – 1:30 Open


1:30 – 2:00

Teaching kids to eat healthy food with some help from professional chefs
Everyone knows that kids eat about three things – hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. OK, in reality not all children may be quite that finicky, but anyone who has ever tried to prepare a healthy home menu that kids will eat knows the difficulties of catering to a nascent palate… as well as feeding small people who may not sit still long enough to eat. When author and lifelong foodie Fanae Aaron became a mother she decided to embrace the challenge of cultivating in her son a lifetime of eating healthy and interesting food by consulting twenty award-winning chefs who also happen to be parents. The result of those consultations is a new book, “What Chefs Feed Their Kids” and the title reveals some of the wisdom within. In the book, Aaron and the chefs help parents with the many stages of a child’s development and how to engage them with food and involve them in its preparation. What techniques to you use to get your kids to eat good food? How do you instill a lifetime of positive eating habits?


Guests: Fanae Aaron, author of “What Chefs Feed Their Kids,” and celebrity chefs TBA


2:00 – 2:21 Open


2:21:30 – 2:40

Fourth CicLAvia rolls in this Sunday

What is our largest public space? The network of public streets, of course, and this weekend cyclists and pedestrians will be enjoying that open space in downtown Los Angeles without any cars getting in their way. Inspired by Ciclovía, the original regular street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvia opens L.A. streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, creating a temporary web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles can walk, bike, socialize, celebrate and experience more of their own city. Approximately ten miles of roadways will temporarily be closed to car traffic and open for recreational purposes. From Boyle Heights to downtown, MacArthur Park to East Hollywood, El Pueblo/Olvera Street, and South L.A., CicLAvia encourages Angelenos to not only make active use of their streets, but to rediscover the streets and neighborhoods that often go unnoticed in a car. Will you be out in the street on Sunday? If so, will you be biking, running, or walking?



Jonathan Parfrey (par-free), CicLAvia Board Member and a Commissioner of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power


Josef Bray-Ali, Co-owner of Flying Pigeon Bike Shop and a founder of the Bike Oven, a bicycle repair collective. He was at previous CicLAvias and will be attending the one on Sunday.



This year’s CicLAvia will take place on Sunday April 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Information at


2:41:30 – 2:58:30

 ‘Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration’ comes to Los Angeles

Famed for such ubiquitous folk ballads as “This Land is Your Land” and “Pretty Boy Floyd,” Woody Guthrie left an indelible mark on American folk music that has served as an inspiration for generations. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and John Mellencamp all credit Guthrie as a major influence. 2012 marks the centennial anniversary of Guthrie’s birth. His life and lasting impact on American politics, music, and culture are the subject of the Woody Guthrie centennial commemoration, a national celebration that makes its way to Los Angeles this weekend. Examining Guthrie as a cultural, musical, and political symbol, the event looks at him against the backdrop of several social and political movements. Guest host Alex Cohen catches up with two speakers who’ll consider the racial and migrant politics behind some of Guthrie’s work, including the story of how Guthrie parted ways with his migrant brethren by fundamentally rejecting the racist lyrics he’d picked up as a product of Oklahoma's and Texas's legal and cultural Jim Crow laws and eventually shifting his music to directly confront racists and racist policies.



Dan Cady, history professor at California State University, Fresno; guest speaker at USC’s Woody Guthrie conference



Doug Flamming, history professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; guest speaker at USC’s Woody Guthrie conference



NOTE:  Our guests will be playing Woody Guthrie tunes live in the studio on banjo and guitar.


-         Yesterday the city renamed the intersection of 5th and Maine in downtown Los AngelesWoody Guthrie Square

-         the Grammy Museum in conjunction with Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. and the Woody Guthrie Archives is hosting a series of commemorative events as part of the Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration

-         There’s a tribute concert at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles tomorrow night [SATURDAY] with performances by Jackson Browne, David Crosby & Graham Nash, and Kris Kristofferson among others.


For information and tickets to Saturday’s centennial celebration:






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