The Committee of Greater LA and Southern California Public Radio Partner to Create Civics Literacy Program for Local Residents
We are thrilled to announce our 2022 partnership with Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) to provide in-depth multi-platform coverage on Los Angeles County civics to give voters the tools to understand their local governments and make sure their voices can be heard.
The partnership will include:
A series of one-hour specials for broadcast on 89.3 KPCC and a set of guides published on LAist about the region’s destiny issues in the weeks leading up to the primary elections.
A series of live-streamed one-on-one conversations with candidates for the mayoral and County Board of Supervisors races ahead of the primary elections in June 2022. These conversations will give community members an opportunity to compare and contrast candidates across issues. Invitations to candidates have not been distributed at this time.
Over the course of the next year, SCPR will publish a comprehensive library of civics explainers on how our local government works and how community members can engage. These explainers will exist both digitally on LAist and be distributed physically as mailed fliers or on community boards.
About Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)
Southern California Public Radio (www.scpr.org) is a member-supported multi-platform public media organization that has garnered more than 550 journalistic honors since 1999. Recognized as a national leader in public service journalism and civic engagement, SCPR’s flagship radio station, 89.3 KPCC-FM, reaches more than 725,000,000 listeners every week as the most listened-to public radio news service across Southern California. The network’s five stations (89.3 KPCC-FM, 89.1 KUOR-FM, 90.3 KVLA-FM, 89.9 FM, and 89.5 KJAI-FM) deliver award-winning local news coverage to the diverse communities of the region, including a robust slate of signature programs from NPR, APM, the BBC, and PRI. LAist (www.laist.com) is a digital news site committed to in-depth reporting about life in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Its award-winning work reaches over seven million people per month, and in 2019, the brand grew to include LAist Studios (www.laiststudios.com), a dedicated podcast development and production studio. Furthering SCPR’s commitment to premium on-demand audio storytelling, podcasts from LAist Studios aim to reflect the ethos of Los Angeles — a forward-looking, minority-majority community built upon unmatched diversity, inclusion, and drive — going beyond geographical borders to connect with listeners around the globe who share the LA state of mind.
Download the Full Press Announcement here