All too often, the massive port complex comprised of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is conceived as this powerful, autonomous thing that is removed from humans but vastly affects them. However, thousands of men and women depend on the ports in a variety of fashions, help us receive essential goods, and are the forgotten faces of a power that seems to lack human scale. This is why KCRW producer Jenny Radelet and Brooklyn independent radio guru Lu Olkowski have paired together for a KCRW series, Cargoland, that humanizes the tale of the ports through a series of five stories.
Hundreds of Long Beach residents, marrow donors and transplant patients demonstrated on Saturday, November 22 the importance of simply showing up for others. Be The Match Walk+Run is a fundraising event that helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant.