On Point is headed to Southern California for a live show at Thousand Oaks member station KCLU. It'll be our second trip out and we're excited to visit again.
The show will be recorded in front of a live audience on Friday, May 13 from 8-9 pm PT. Those of you who can’t make it will hear the broadcast (and podcast) on Monday, May 16 at 11am ET. If you’re in Southern California and want to join us you can find details and tickets here.
For the hour we'll be joined by Rev. Gregory Boyle founder of Homeboy Industries. More than twenty years ago in one of LA's toughest neighborhoods, Father Greg founded Homeboy Industries and now it has grown into a big-time operation where where ex-gang members and those just out of prison can get help, find a way out of gang life and into a job.
There's Homeboy Bakery and the Homegirl Café. Homeboy Maintenance and Homeboy Silkscreen. Homeboys and homegirls get tattoos removed and take self-improvement classes. More importantly, they get help finding a job. It's a place for new beginnings.
Since the show will be pre-recorded, we won’t be able to take listener calls during the hour. That means we welcome your questions now.
What’s your question/comment on our inner city economies today? Have you lived the gang life? Have you made your way out? What helped?
Please post your thoughts, comments, concerns, and questions here. We want to hear from you. We’ll put selected questions to our panel.
This program aired on May 9, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.