PODCAST: Another look at Poly’s magnet program controversy plus community events to look out for

Get ready for more community news and event announcements plus deep-dive discussions on some of our most in-depth stories from the Long Beach Post with our new podcast The Word on Long Beach. Available on Soundcloud, this 45-minute show will release weekly in addition to publishing individual videos. 

00:32 This week on The Word on Long Beach we sit down with The562‘s Mike Guardabascio and Tyler Hendrickson who tell us how parents, students, and faculty came together to make sure Poly High School’s C.I.C. magnet program stays in place indefinitely.

14:45 Antwoine Gant is the founder and CEO of the Stress-Free Experience. We speak with him on how he is creating a series of events that are designed to be fun but will also bring information and raise awareness regarding mental health in the Black community.

21:23 The pandemic made business operations difficult for several restaurant owners. The Inaugural Long Beach Burger week is hoping to revitalize the restaurant industry and encourage customers to once again dine in.

29:58 And you will meet, Sebastian Echeverry.  He tells about his journey to becoming the Northside reporter for the Post.

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Jackie Rae Shepard is a multimedia reporter for the Long Beach Post who joined in May 2021.