Tune in to Episode 21 of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Peggy Ronning, curator of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, about the museum’s fascinating origins as a Hollywood set decorator’s fantasy getaway, his controversial collecting methods, and how the State Parks Service is bringing the building and collection into the 21st century.
We’ll also visit with artist and filmmaker Stephen Seemayer to get the story behind his Arts District documentary “Young Turks” and “Red Zone” downtown happenings of the early 1990s.

Plus we’ll discuss the Historic Cultural Monument applications for the Alexandria Hotel and Johnie’s Coffee Shop, Councilman Jose Huizar’s motion to permit more sidewalk dining downtown, thoughts on the V.A.‘s circa 1900 Wadsworth Chapel and Street Car Depot, and the historic tile installation planned for the Monrovia Gold Line Station. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of June 10, 2013.

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by nikontraveler

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Young Turks documentary.

Signs of the Times, Stephen Seemayer’s recent exhibition of work inspired by Occupy L.A.

Avoiding Regret blog post on historic V.A. structures.

About the new Monrovia Gold Line Station artwork.

LAVA’s Jazz Age L.A. Weekend

LAVA’s Sunday Salon (June 30)

Adrienne Crew’s F. Scott Fitzgerald walking tour (June 29 morning, afternoon).