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KBLA, Los Angeles to Present Specials Addressing “The Tape”

SmileyAudioMedia’s talk KBLA, Los Angeles is presenting two drive time special programs a year after “‘The Tape’ that rocked L.A. City Hall became public.” The station says the leaked recording of three Latino members of the Los Angeles City Council – then-council president Nury Martinez,im councilmember Kevin DeLeon and councilmember Gil Cedillo along with former labor leader Ron Herrera – reveals them uttering racist remarks, derogatory comments toward council colleagues, and disruptive, racially charged rhetoric about how the City Council could “skew” redistricting. The station says, “Now that a full year has passed, KBLA Talk 1580 will host two important conversations unpacking what transpired in the community since these divisive, hurtful comments were made and what the future holds for the City of Los Angeles.” Tavis Smiley will host a show featuring community voices on October 9 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Then on October 12 (from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm), the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles will host “Days of Dialog: The Anatomy of Anti-Black Racism and Bigotry.”