Episode #13: Cowboys & Barflies

Tune in to Episode Thirteen of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska about her work capturing a vanishing neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Well also visit with
the much beloved Ruth Ann Dome, dispatcher for the bus company we work with, and learn about her competing passions for fast cars and well-trained cowboys.

All this, plus cultural musings on a new play about Billy Wilder’s and Raymond Chandler’s invention of Film Noir, troubling news of Graumann’s Chinese maybe going IMAX, attempts by the City of Los Angeles to re-invent a Community Redevelopment Agency, our ongoing saga trying to attend meetings of the Pershing Square Advisory Board, and the upcoming LAVA Literary Salon celebrating Dashiell Hammett as
Kim & Richard usher in the week of April 15th, 2013.

Photo: Stills from Alina Skrzeszewska’s film, “Last One Left,” (2010) from the King Eddy Salon & Songs From The Nickel.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska's website.

Bus charter company American Transportation Systems. 

Richard Schave and Julie Rivett talk Hammett on KFWB.

Los Angeles tries to re-invent the CRA.

Finch-Tregoff murder links (L.A. Magazine, blog). 

Billy & Ray, a new play about the birth of film noir (and our bus tour on a similar theme).

Merced Theater gets a new tenant.

Graumann's Chinese goes IMAX?

Richard blogs the Pershing Square Advisory Board meetings.

Machine readable documents for government.

Civic engagement framework for the world wide web.

Quimby Program F.A.Q.