14 episodes

Below the Ten: Stories of South LA is an ongoing series telling intimate stories about the people who live in the neighborhoods south of the 10 Freeway, including Watts, Jefferson Park, and Compton. The series is supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Below the Ten: Life in South LA KCRW

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 30 Ratings

Below the Ten: Stories of South LA is an ongoing series telling intimate stories about the people who live in the neighborhoods south of the 10 Freeway, including Watts, Jefferson Park, and Compton. The series is supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

    Playing Trump

    Playing Trump

    Every year, the students at ISLAH Academy, a private Islamic school inside a South LA mosque put on a winter program for their parents. 

    • 10 min
    Bilal's Calling

    Bilal's Calling

    Tyreek Bilal has gone through many transformations in his life. He’s been a confidant to powerful celebrities, a husband to six wives, father to 20 children and a celibate religious scholar. Now he's taking a stand against changes at his mosque and in his neighborhood.

    • 31 min
    Meet Mr. Fries Man

    Meet Mr. Fries Man

    Throughout South Los Angeles and the surrounding neighborhoods there’s a growing community of underground home chefs who sell food on Instagram. One of those chefs, a guy who goes by the name Mr. Fries Man, specializes in loaded french fries.

    • 12 min
    Peacemakers: The Activist

    Peacemakers: The Activist

    Lita Herron, a 69-year-old grandmother of six, witnessed repeated shootings in her community. But her fear turned to anger and then to action.  

    • 17 min
    Peacemakers: The Cop

    Peacemakers: The Cop

    As a black kid growing up in South LA, Lt. Michael Carodine was regularly mistreated by police. But for Lt. Carodine, bad policing was a problem that could be solved; and he would help solve it.

    • 15 min
    Peacemakers: The Interventionist

    Peacemakers: The Interventionist

    When someone gets shot in Skipp Townsend's community, he is often one of the first on the scene. Sometimes he knows the victim personally. Skipp works as a gang interventionist with the LAPD.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

BlushingAmbition ,

What happened?

I loved this show and am sad that no new episodes have come out. As a resident of the below the 10 community I was excited there was a podcast about us!

yeheshua ,

so good!

so good that i actually struggle through apple's unbelievably awful, practically unusable podcast player app because for se crazy reason its not uet on stitcher!

La Boombox ,

Great Show

Need more shows like this.

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