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Norco 80

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In May of 1980, the sleepy streets of Norco, California were turned into an all-out war zone in what is one of the most violent bank robberies in American history. From LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios comes the new podcast—Norco ’80 based on the book by Peter Houlahan. Listen as host and producer Antonia Cereijido tells the unbelievable true story about God, guns, survivalism and the bank robbery that changed policing in America forever. Using eyewitness testimony and never before heard police tapes, Norco ’80 takes listeners on a wild ride, and serves as a cautionary tale in the context of America being immersed in the middle of an economic crisis, revamped end of the world paranoia and a complex conversation about policing.

In May of 1980, the sleepy streets of Norco, California were turned into an all-out war zone in what is one of the most violent bank robberies in American history. From LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios comes the new podcast—Norco ’80 based on the book by Peter Houlahan. Listen as host and producer Antonia Cereijido tells the unbelievable true story about God, guns, survivalism and the bank robbery that changed policing in America forever. Using eyewitness testimony and never before heard police tapes, Norco ’80 takes listeners on a wild ride, and serves as a cautionary tale in the context of America being immersed in the middle of an economic crisis, revamped end of the world paranoia and a complex conversation about policing.

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United States

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KPCC

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In May of 1980, the sleepy streets of Norco, California were turned into an all-out war zone in what is one of the most violent bank robberies in American history. From LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios comes the new podcast—Norco ’80 based on the book by Peter Houlahan. Listen as host and producer Antonia Cereijido tells the unbelievable true story about God, guns, survivalism and the bank robbery that changed policing in America forever. Using eyewitness testimony and never before heard police tapes, Norco ’80 takes listeners on a wild ride, and serves as a cautionary tale in the context of America being immersed in the middle of an economic crisis, revamped end of the world paranoia and a complex conversation about policing.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Big Burn: How It All Went Wrong

12/2/2022
Gold, genocide and colonialism: our path to seeing fire as the enemy. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:36:28

The Big Burn: Setting A Forest On Fire

12/2/2022
What it’s like to put good fire to the ground. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:37:18

The Big Burn: Taking A Step Back

12/2/2022
Digesting what we’ve learned. Plus, how other places in the U.S. have figured out fire management. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:25:49

The Big Burn: The Southern California Problem

12/2/2022
Why prescribed burning won’t solve all of our fire woes. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:35:06

The Big Burn: The Bunker Solution

12/2/2022
We check out an unconventional solution to wind-driven fires. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:33:37

The Big Burn: The Advice Episode

12/2/2022
Jacob and retired LA County Fire Captain Derek Bart answer your burning questions. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:31:20

The Big Burn: What Comes Next

12/2/2022
We get into our feelings. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:25:48

The Big Burn: Saving Our Giant Sequoias

12/1/2022
Why trees that are adapted to living with fire are now burning… and how we might save them. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:32:22

The Big Burn: The New Normal

12/1/2022
Norco 80 listeners, introducing The Big Disaster: The Big Burn from LAist Studios. As the world enters a new age of wildfires, science reporter Jacob Margolis dives deep into personal stories that illuminate the history of how we got here, why we keep screwing things up, and what we can do to survive and maybe even thrive while the world around us burns. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Duration:00:42:51

The Big Burn: The Impediments

12/1/2022
We know prescribed burning is a major solution…so why aren’t we doing more of it? This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self. .

Duration:00:41:02

Introducing LA Made: Blood, Sweat & Rockets, from LAist Studios

11/22/2022
Discover the origins of rocketry in a new podcast from LAist Studios. Subscribe to "LA Made: Blood, Sweat & Rockets" wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/ROCKETS

Duration:00:31:12

Sheriff Villanueva - Part 5

10/27/2022
By the end of 2021, Alex Villanueva has done a 180. Once supported by the local Democratic party, he’s become a darling of Fox News. Instead of working closely with immigration activists, he’s proposing a military-style approach to clear all the unhoused off the streets. He’s won the intense loyalty of the overwhelming majority of his deputies, but lots of people who voted for him in 2018 have changed their minds. Villanueva now faces an uphill fight to win another four years in...

Duration:00:32:56

Sheriff Villanueva - Part 4

10/27/2022
In 2019, LA County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Marco Vazquez, Jr. outside his home while he was having a mental health crisis. Later, members of Vazquez’ family say they were followed and harassed by Sheriff’s deputies. They’re not the only ones. Visit laist.com/imperfectparadise to listen to all 5 episodes, available now.

Duration:00:31:14

Sheriff Villanueva - Part 3

10/27/2022
There have been deputy gangs in the LA County Sheriff’s department for almost as long as anyone can remember. These groups can be violent, misogynistic, discriminatory and powerful – they can control much of what happens at some sheriff’s stations. Sheriff Villanueva simultaneously denies gangs exist and claims he has banned them. Visit laist.com/imperfectparadise to listen to all 5 episodes, available now.

Duration:00:43:00

Sheriff Villanueva - Part 2

10/27/2022
When retired Lt. Alex Villanueva announces his candidacy for sheriff in 2017, no one takes him seriously. But with the support of the local Democratic party, immigrant rights activists, and lots of political savvy, he pulls off a shocking defeat of the sitting sheriff – something that hasn’t happened in over 100 years. Almost as soon as he takes office, Villanueva re-hires a former deputy (and friend) who was fired for domestic violence and lying, and things begin to go off the rails. Visit...

Duration:00:32:15

Imperfect Paradise: The Sheriff from LAist Studios

10/27/2022
Alex Villanueva, an underdog maverick, runs for LA County Sheriff as a progressive reformer in 2018 and wins, surprising everyone. After taking office, he turns into a vindictive leader who mocks reform, protects his friends and attacks his enemies. And now he’s up for re-election. Follow veteran KPCC correspondent Frank Stoltze as he pieces together this story in a 5-episode season of Imperfect Paradise. Visit laist.com/imperfectparadise to listen to all 5 episodes, available now.

Duration:00:34:15

Find Out What Happened to Oscar Gomez

9/9/2022
Listen to the full season of Imperfect Paradise: The Forgotten Revolutionary to find out what happened to Oscar Gomez. The Forgotten Revolutionary is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/imperfect Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public...

Duration:00:34:56

Find Out What Happened to Oscar Gomez - Part 2

9/9/2022
Adolfo learns that there was a dark side to Oscar’s experience in the Chicano student movement. The Forgotten Revolutionary is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/imperfect Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private...

Duration:00:46:14

Find Out What Happened to Oscar Gomez - Part 3

9/9/2022
Adolfo gets his first lead on a person possibly involved in Oscar’s death. The Forgotten Revolutionary is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/imperfect Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the...

Duration:00:37:08

Find Out What Happened to Oscar Gomez - Part 4

9/9/2022
Adolfo finds a briefcase with information that could lead to clues about Oscar’s death. The Forgotten Revolutionary is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/imperfect Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation...

Duration:00:37:21