LA Hashtags Herself
About This Show
Los Angeles Hashtags Herself, limited series podcast, features representatives of various Angeleno private and public organizations leading the critical trend of using digital media for urban and social development. This diverse group serves as both a reminder and an analytical insight that digital media are neither just "useful" nor peculiar to the sharing and cultural economies, but fast becoming standard to the practice of material and social placemaking. If you like art, community benefits organizations, cultural journalism, real estate, transportation, and the technology industry generally, we hope you will find something worth hearing.
Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center
Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Most Recent Episode
The immediacy of writing online has become part of my brain.
Urban journalist and advocate Alissa Walker abandoned her car ten years ago in favor of a pedestrian lifestyle, a move which led to an expansive career as an urbanist and urban advocate that coincides with watershed moments in online journalism and the urban renaissance. What sets Alissa apart, though, is her dedication to online discourse and general optimism about how we can solve our urban issues set her apart. In a time where tribalism reigns, Alissa welcomes the immediacy of online engagement with people of differing opinions “because it only makes me want to find even better solutions to problems.” Listen to Alissa talk about her journalistic practice dedicated to “looking at LA problems and trying to figure out how we can solve problems in a way that help the most people, whether it’s homelessness or transportation or housing or trying to get a ferry running in Santa Monica Bay” and how she “welcome[s] people to challenge my ideas, to tell me that I’m wrong, because it only makes me want to find even better solutions to problems.” For links to some of the things we talked about, check out the showpage.
Episodes of This Show
Nov 30, 2017
Oct 19, 2017