Jessica Helfand + Alissa Walker | Audio

Episode 121: Love and Squalor

With Michael on vacation, Jessica is joined by Alissa Walker, the urbanism editor of Curbed. She has lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years but only recently has begun to see a new kind of homelessness, with people going to jobs during the day and returning to tents or RVs at night.

Jessica, meanwhile, sees L.A. with fresh eyes:
The parks are so beautiful. The flowers are always in bloom. When you see dirt and when you see homelessness, it’s really catastrophic against the backdrop of so much idealized perfection.
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