30 Years On, U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Still Draws Fans to Edge of Death Valley
We take a trip back in time, and into the California desert. This year marks the 30th anniversary of U2's landmark album "The Joshua Tree." It's an album that probably wouldn’t have sounded the same without the influence of the American West. It sure would've looked a lot different. The album's iconic black and white photos were shot in Death Valley. The mysterious location of one photo in particular has become a kind of secret pilgrimage site for U2 fans. We set out to find it.
'They Call Us Monsters': New Documentary Follows Juvenile Offenders Facing Life Sentences
Next week, PBS debuts the documentary "They Call Us Monsters." The film is set in an L.A. County high-security facility inside a juvenile detention center. It's a kind of jail inside a jail for youngsters who've committed violent crimes and are awaiting trial. The film follows three teens -- Jared Nava, Juan Gamez and Antonio Hernandez -- who all could eventually be charged as adults. Some of them are in for gang-related murder or attempted murder, and are facing prison sentences more than 100 years long. As they await trial, they're doing something surprising: writing a screenplay with instructor Gabriel Cowan. Cowan joins us to talk about the film.
L.A. Band Trades Love Songs for Presidential Protest
This week we continue our series "At Risk in the Trump Era," exploring the impact of the first few months of the Trump presidency on vulnerable communities in Southern California. It's a collaboration with student reporters at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Today's story is about a rock band that once played sappy love songs, and is now raging against President Trump's incendiary stance on Muslims, Jews and immigrants. Ashley Eady introduces us to the band Jacob the Horse.
New Jazz Releases From Alice Coltrane and the Music Action Ensemble
Every month, jazz critic Andrew Gilbert join us to chat about some of the latest releases from Golden State musicians. This time he's listening to some spiritual music from Alice Coltrane, plus a collaboration that brings together young musicians from across the globe.