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L.A. Works: Snapshots Of Night Shift And Minimum Wage Workers Across Los Angeles

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May 30, 2014 | 1:08 p.m. PDT

(Graphic by Brianna Sacks)
(Graphic by Brianna Sacks)

Neon Tommy and Southern California NPR affiliate, KCRW, partnered to create a series of short multimedia stories showcasing how L.A. residents get by in a variety of industries. The seven pieces, produced by graduate students at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, travel across Los Angeles over the course of one day to delve into how this city ticks, and what it takes to survive.

The series will air on KCRW's show, UnFictional.

The Stories:

(Venus/Amen Oyiboke, Neon Tommy)
(Venus/Amen Oyiboke, Neon Tommy)
A dancer prepares for the “breakfast shift” at Sam’s Hofbrau, a strip club near downtown. Meet Venus.

Produced by Amen Oyiboke-Osifo

 

 

 


(Waitress Amy Brooks in Canter's Deli/Brianna Sacks, Neon Tommy)
(Waitress Amy Brooks in Canter's Deli/Brianna Sacks, Neon Tommy)

A hostess/waitress at Canter’s Deli shares the demands of her job, and the love of working in one of L.A.'s last real Jewish deli's. Meet Amy Brooks.

Produced by Brianna Sacks

 

 

 


(Eva and her children/Bryony Inge)
(Eva and her children/Bryony Inge)

A nanny from El Salvador takes care of a toddler in Silverlake. She loves the children she cares for, but it comes at a price. Meet Eva.

Produced by Bryony Inge.  

 

 

 


(Mariachi plaza/Emmanuel Martinez)
(Mariachi plaza/Emmanuel Martinez)
Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights is where mariachi musicians gather, hoping to find their next paying gig. Meet Teodoro Cuevas

Produced by Emmanuel Martinez

 

 

 


At a night club downtown, a female restroom attendant deals with hostile patrons, emotional outbursts and that look when someone is about to vomit. Meet "Kay" 

Produced by Danielle Tarasiuk

 


(Rich Sutton getting ready for work)
(Rich Sutton getting ready for work)
A late night security guard patrols an auto impound yard. He’s trying to support his wife’s dream, but he might be losing sight of his own. Meet Rich Sutton

Produced by Angie Fiedler-Sutton.



 

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