Southern California Public Radio 2017 Annual Report

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Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 Southern California Public Radio


Here. For you. Southern California Public Radio is here, supporting the diverse and ever-changing communities of our region. However you choose to connect, whatever your story, SCPR is actively listening to the needs and aspirations of Southern Californians. We bring you news and information you can trust, so you can make the most informed decisions for your life, your family, and your community. SCPR is here for you and here with you.

OUR MISSION is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California’s diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media. We will be a public forum that engages its audiences in an ongoing dialogue and exploration of issues, events, and cultures in the region and in the world, seeking to provide greater understanding and new perspectives to the people of these communities and their leaders.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3. Letter from SCPR’s President & Board Chair 5. Mary Plummer is the Human Voter Guide 6. Unheard LA: Stories of Where You Live 9. Silverlake Wine & SCPR: A Perfect Blend 10. Trustee Profile: Drew Murphy 11. Trustee Profile: Winnie Kho 12. Donor Profile: The Alvarado Family 13. In Memoriam: Harold Williams 14. The California Wellness Foundation: Making Connections for Health 15. Financial Activities 16. Donor List

KPCC supporters came to our Community Open House event to show their support (above and cover).

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At SCPR, we’ve been thinking about the future a lot. With the rise of so-called “smart speakers” (e.g., Amazon’s “Alexa” and Google’s “Home”) and the increasing ubiquity of voice-activated technologies, Angeleno audiences no longer “listen to the radio” the way they once did. But the demand for Southern California Public Radio’s (SCPR) in-depth coverage and civic engagement is increasing rapidly. At a time when having a reliable and trustworthy source of news is critically important, at SCPR we are making sure that we can always be with you—wherever you may be and however you may be listening. At the same time, one event caused us to pause and reflect upon our past in 2017: the passing of Harold Williams, one of the founders of SCPR’s Board of Trustees. Harold was a passionate advocate for SCPR and KPCC to be a “centering institution” in Southern California. A native Angeleno, Harold saw Southern California’s diverse communities and our farflung geography as sources of strength. At the same time, he realized that the region needed institutions that could bring people together across political, economic, cultural, ethnic, and geographic boundaries. And this was Harold’s most fervent hope for SCPR. In the pages that follow, you’ll be introduced to people who have embraced Harold Williams’ vision for SCPR: Mary Plummer, KPCC’s “Human Voter Guide” whose innovative approach to covering politics has transformed the way we will report on the elections in 2018 and Ashley Alvarado, Jon Cohn and Bruce Lemon, from KPCC’s “In Person” team, who spearheaded

our tremendously successful “Unheard LA” live storytelling series. Thanks to the support of the California Wellness Foundation, we will be able to make “Unheard LA” a regular series in 2018. You will also meet two relatively new members of SCPR’s Board of Trustees, Winnie Kho and Drew Murphy, who are leading us into the future. (In Drew’s case, leading SCPR into the future is literally his assignment as the Co-Chair of the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee.) Both Winnie and Drew are forceful and articulate advocates for the mission that Harold Williams articulated at SCPR’s founding. As we look to the future, we understand that SCPR must meet Angelenos where they live, where they work, where they play, and where they congregate. To do this will require us to master new technologies and new ways of delivering our public service. But we also know that we can only do this if we stay faithful to the public service mission that Harold Williams set forth at the beginning. We must earn Angelenos’ trust anew each day. We do this by combining the highest quality journalism with the most compelling and inclusive civic engagement. We are with Angelenos precisely because we are for Angelenos. Sincerely,

Ana Valdez, Chair

Bill Davis, President


How can I track my vote by mail ballot? — Mike

What is the best way to vote while I’m studying out of town? How can I make sure my new address is recognized by the voter registration system? — Annette

— Kelsey

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Mary Plummer is the Human Voter Guide


f you are a California voter, and you have questions about when, where, or how to vote, Senior Political Reporter Mary Plummer is here for you. Nicknamed “The Human Voter Guide,” Plummer tracks down the answers to every electionrelated question. “You can see our audience’s passion,” explains Plummer. “People with questions want to participate and feel in some cases let down by the system. LA County is huge and it can be very hard to know who to call or where to turn for help.” Audience members ask about voting districts, how to change party preference, and how much postage needs to be placed on a mail-in ballot. “I can’t tell you how many questions we get about stamps!” laughs Plummer. There’s even a question about whether a mail-in ballot is still valid if the voter’s toddler colors all over it. (Answer: “We really let our audience, our listeners, Yes, as long as it can still be read.) “Civic engagement is part of our mission,” and our readers shape the project. That is says Kristen Muller, Southern California Public the goal. Meeting people where they’re at.” Radio’s Chief Content Officer. “We realize there is a different kind of audience need.” That need, it turns out, centers on the mechanics of voting. For LA Superior Court Judge Debra Archuleta, a proponent of KPCC’s “thoughtful and objective” election coverage, encouraging confident and informed California voters is of utmost importance. “In some ways,” says Judge Archuleta, “the local elections have a greater direct impact on people’s lives than the state or federal elections do. It’s important that the candidates who win are elected by a majority of the community and not just a select few.” “It really helps demystify the election,” affirms Kim Alexander, President and Founder of the California Voter Foundation, and one of the resources Plummer has called upon. “It helps people feel that it is okay to have questions.” Alexander feels HOW DO THEY camaraderie with the project, and with what she sees as Plummer’s non-partisan CONNECT? support of voter participation. “Mary is a voter advocate. I don’t know if she would Mary & Kristen consider herself that, but I feel she is a voter advocate.” For Plummer, this one-on-one style of reporting, something she refers to as “micro-journalism,” is all about listening. “We really let our audience, our listeners, and our readers shape the project,” asserts Plummer. “That is the goal. Meeting radio stream car app people where they’re at.”



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Unheard LA: Stories of Where You Live


nheard LA, a live storytelling series produced by KPCC’s In Person team, is a grand experiment in uniting the diverse communities of Southern California. To find their storytellers, Jon Cohn, Southern California Public Radio’s Managing Producer of Forum Programs & Live Events, and Ashley Alvarado, Manager of Public Engagement, cast a wide net. They utilize every network at their disposal, even showing up at local libraries to ask people if they have a story to tell. From the more than 200 submissions they received in 2017, they narrowed the field to thirty stories—some funny, some heartbreaking—to be told live onstage over three evenings, at venues around the region. “We are trying to be a catalyst for connection,” explains Cohn. “There’s a level of exchange that happens in a live event that you’re just not going to be able to replicate on any other platform.” Once the shows are cast, says Cohn, he and his team provide guidance and feedback as participants shape their stories. “We’ve had three full houses,” he says. “We are engaging new audiences but we are also deepening our relationship with our existing audience, which is ultimately at the heart of what we’re doing with In Person.” The first three shows were held at locations in Whittier, Downtown LA, and Hollywood. The stories were as varied as the venues: two brothers shared music from the “song-a-day” club they started in the tradition of Woody Guthrie; a transgender woman told her story of a harrowing encounter with the TSA; and in a comedic turn, one storyteller detailed her quest to find a cheap Zumba class in Koreatown. Participant Hazel Lopez, who told a story about how her love for the writer Charles Bukowski led her to an unlikely friendship, feels the series fosters connection. “Platforms such as Unheard LA are so vital to building community because they showcase real experiences by the people, for the people,” Lopez asserts. The success of Unheard LA, for everyone involved, is its potential for bridge-building. “We’re all in our own little echo chambers,” notes Bruce Lemon, Artistic Director of the Watts Theatre Company and host of Unheard LA. “Until we can listen to the people across the street, things are going to get stagnant. Nothing’s going to change.” For Cohn and Alvarado, listening and building trust is at the core of this effort. “We learn so much from these events,” stresses Alvarado. “We have a mission to serve Southern California, to reach people who aren’t already tuning in. In Unheard LA, we’ve found something that can be part of that.”

Storyteller Nancy Do (above) and Bruce Lemon, host of Unheard LA (opposite), onstage during the 2017 series.

HOW DO THEY CONNECT? Jon, Hazel, Ashley







Veronica Lopez and Roy Lenn, part of the SCPR Corporate Sponsorship team, catch up with owners Randy and April Clement at Silverlake Wine.

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Silverlake Wine and SCPR: A Perfect Blend





hen Randy and April Clement and their partner, George Cossette, opened Silverlake Wine in early 2003, they knew it wasn’t going to be your typical wine store. “We decided that even though we have a wine store, we weren’t going to talk about wine. We weren’t going to lead with technicality or a narrative of expertise,” says owner Randy Clement. “We were just going to talk to people, and make relationships.” Because of this, he said, something happened: customers started to arrive. Among those early patrons were several Southern California Public Radio staffers. But this was no surprise to the Clements. “People at KPCC wanted to be a part of what we were doing, and we wanted to be a part of what they were doing,” muses Randy. The decision to underwrite—partnering and providing financial support for KPCC programs—developed organically from there. As Silverlake Wine grew, the relationship with SCPR grew as well. Randy and April now also co-own Everson Royce, a wine store in Pasadena, as well as ER Bar, a popular restaurant and bar in Downtown LA. And recently they opened a second Silverlake Wine location in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. “The relationship between Silverlake Wine and SCPR has been a long-lasting one,” explains Mary Hawley, Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship. “Our listeners love that Silverlake Wine has supported us, and they’ve become very loyal to them.” Mary Marcus, SCPR Account Executive, agrees: “Our audiences are early adopters, they like wine, and they want to know what’s new and different.” Silverlake Wine is the definition of new and different. Not only is their “no snobbery” ethos attractive to many KPCC listeners, they are also known for their unrivaled specialty wine and beer selection, and for their commitment to giving back. Silverlake Wine’s support of SCPR has now spanned thirteen of the store’s fourteen years in business. In addition to underwriting, they also provide donations for pledge drives and auctions, and contribute wine and space for events. But for Silverlake Wine, and for SCPR, this relationship has never been about just growing their customer base. It’s also about mutual respect. “The people we underwrite with—it’s a tastemaker relationship,” says Hawley. “We look for people who have a high standard for the way they do business and a commitment to quality. People who underwrite with us automatically get branded as being special. We look for people who can stand up to that.”



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“While we have national and international programming, the real focus is on public service journalism where the station decides to go deep on issues of local importance.”


Drew Murphy Drew Murphy moved to Los Angeles from New York two years ago to take his job as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Edison International. When he arrived, he was a man on a mission. “I wanted to find a way to get engaged in the community, to figure out what is this place that people call Los Angeles?” So when a colleague at Edison approached Murphy about a leadership opportunity on the Southern California Public Radio board, he welcomed the opportunity. “It’s accelerated my feeling of connection to this place. I don’t think I would have gotten to know Los Angeles nearly as quickly were it not for my involvement with SCPR.” Already a listener and supporter, Murphy was particularly impressed by the diversity of perspective he found at SCPR. “I was really taken by the quality of the station, and by the board members and staff, who are a great cross-section of the community.” He was also excited by the larger programming strategy he was able to witness firsthand. “While we have national

and international programming, the real focus is on public service journalism where the station decides to go deep on issues of local importance,” Murphy cites. Uprooting himself and his husband, Murphy knew that moving across the country meant building an entirely new community. For Murphy, KPCC has been there, helping him achieve the perspective he was looking for in this metropolis he now calls home. “I like the way President Bill Davis puts it best,” says Murphy. “KPCC is ‘holding up an accurate mirror to the imperfect paradise that is Southern California.’ For me that captures the whole thing.”






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Winnie Kho Winnie Kho found her way to KPCC while looking for the sound of home. Born to a Taiwanese mother and an Indonesian/Chinese father, Kho spent her formative years in Singapore. At the time, the main news source there was the BBC. “BBC is very straightforward,” explains Kho. “They do investigative journalism, but it’s not sensational.” In 2006, Kho moved to Los Angeles to run KTW Properties, Inc., the investment and management agent for her family trust. She had her pick of Los Angeles public radio stations, but KPCC won her over with its local focus and deep-dive reporting. “KPCC helped me understand what was going on around me. LA is so diverse, and every pocket has its own culture. I’ve been here 10 years, but I still feel as though I don’t know LA enough!” Kho, now an active Southern California Public Radio board member, credits her increased involvement to KPCC’s balanced and diverse reporting, as well as its commitment to accurately reflecting the region. “This community-based, LAbased reporting is where we get our edge,” Kho asserts. “I think that’s how, in an environment where there’s so much competition, we’ve actually been able to grow.” In every city where Kho has lived—Boston when she attended Wellesley College, New York for her work in management consulting—public radio has helped her feel at home. But for Kho, KPCC is special: “It’s my daily vitamin!” In a city with so much to see, but where people are often confined to their cars, KPCC is there to connect. “It feels very personal,” Kho stresses. “When you listen to Larry Mantle interview the DACA recipients it’s a very intimate conversation, one you feel like you’re eavesdropping on. And I think people like that intimacy.”

“This community-based, LA-based reporting is where we get our edge. I think that’s how, in an environment where there’s so much competition, we’ve actually been able to grow.”







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Newly named SCPR Board Member Melissa Alvarado and her husband, Bob Alvarado.


The Alvarado Family For longtime Los Angeles residents Melissa and Bob Alvarado, Southern California Public Radio has been there for the long haul. Both successful attorneys, the Alvarados discovered KPCC while commuting to and from Loyola Law School, where they met over thirty years ago. The station drew them with its mix of programming and reputation for reliable news. “If there were an earthquake right now, I’d go to KPCC first,” confirms Bob Alvarado, CEO of CourtCall, a company devoted to expanding public access to justice. “I’d assume I’d get the most accurate, most current information there. I look at it as a trusted friend.” Having left her law practice after the birth of their second daughter, Melissa Alvarado wanted to find new ways to engage with their local community. Expanding their involvement with SCPR was a natural next step. “I literally listen to KPCC close to twenty-four hours a day!” laughs Melissa. They knew supporting SCPR meant supporting a resource they had come to rely on. “We gave to the extent we could and we give to the extent we can,” explains Bob. “If you’re going to take

advantage of the service, you need to support the service. Whether you’re listening for one day or one hour. They can’t exist without your support.” The Alvarados have made that support a family affair. Topics brought up on KPCC are fodder for dinnertime conversation at their house. Both daughters now listen on their own (instead of just begrudgingly in the backseat, jokes Melissa). Their oldest daughter, Andrea, was an intern for Larry Mantle several years ago and credits that experience with helping her define the kind of work she wants to do. “We get more than we give,” adds Melissa. “You feel like you want to keep supporting KPCC’s efforts because they’re so important to your life. The programming is what keeps us current.” For as much as the

Alvarados have done to support KPCC, including hosting events at their home, they credit the station, in return, with deepening their connection to the world around them. “We’ve always raised our daughters to be citizens of the world,” concludes Bob, “and KPCC allows us to be citizens of Southern California, of California, of the nation, and of the world. And that means a lot.”





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Harold Williams (1928-2017) When Bill Davis, President of Southern California Public Radio, first met Harold Williams at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, he knew him by reputation alone. Williams was then President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and had a storied career at his back. The Getty Center had been created under Williams’ leadership. He had previously served as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and before that as Dean and Professor of Management at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.

“Whether they’ve heard of him or not, every Angeleno owes Harold Williams a debt of gratitude. He loved this city like no one else.” At the time of their meeting, Davis was being recruited for his position at SCPR. Williams was a founding Trustee, and he encouraged Davis to consider taking the job. “We have great dreams for the organization,” Davis remembers Williams saying. “Why don’t you take a chance and help us make them a reality?” Over Williams’ many years with SCPR, he and Davis became both collaborators and friends. In commemoration of Williams’ passing, Davis sat down to share some of his fondest memories. Did Harold Williams ever speak about why he became involved with SCPR? Harold was passionate about SCPR’s ability to be a “centering institution” for Southern California. In fact, he claimed

credit for coining the term, as did Ron Olson. I think both should share credit, because SCPR wouldn’t have grown into what we have become without their vision to guide us. How did his particular sensibility influence his work here? Whether they’ve heard of him or not, every Angeleno owes Harold Williams a debt of gratitude. He loved this city like no one else—and that love of Los Angeles was manifest in his desire to make connections across economic, cultural, racial, political, religious, and other divides. The man brought people together. He recognized that Angelenos share a three-generation dream.

Sure, we come to, or grow up in, this town hoping to build a better life for ourselves. But our real aspirations are for our children and grandchildren. Harold understood the power of that dream and how it created deeper connections among people than they themselves realized. What will you miss most about him? I could go on for days about Harold’s wisdom, his sage advice, his insights, his intellect, and his passions. But what I will miss most is his friendship. Harold offered his friendship as a gift. I can only hope that the work I do at SCPR will be an acknowledgment of how much his friendship means to me.



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The California Wellness Foundation: Making Connections for Health The California Wellness Foundation’s support of Southern California Public Radio began several years ago, with a generous grant to help create a Health Desk. After the completion of that project, Cal Wellness wanted to direct their support toward fostering dialogue around issues important to the region. “A supporter like Cal Wellness is able to see three steps ahead and understand the value of drawing connections between communities,” notes Stefan Romberg, SCPR’s Director of Institutional Giving. When the leadership at Cal Wellness heard about SCPR’s plans to launch Unheard LA, a live storytelling series based in and around the disparate communities of Los Angeles, they were excited. “Unheard LA was an appealing opportunity because we were able to partner with all these local voices,” notes David Littlefield, Public Affairs Manager for Cal Wellness. “It was something that could help us talk more about what makes a healthy community.”

Cal Wellness believes health is about more than access to doctors; it’s also about connection. It’s about neighbors knowing neighbors, thriving families, and communities in which people feel seen and known. Cal Wellness, like SCPR, has always made it their business to reach out to the traditionally underserved. Unheard LA creates a platform for community members to tell their stories, and an opportunity for Cal Wellness to do what they do best: support this kind of engagement. “Community members know what works for them,” explains Judy Belk, CEO of Cal Wellness. “Listening to their stories is an important part of our grant-making process. I think it’s similar for journalism or media organizations, especially those working in diverse regions like Southern California. Journalists can’t report a full picture of a community without listening to the stories of its members.”

Unheard LA


of RSVPs came from people interested in a KPCC In Person event for the first time


of those who attended were doing so for the first time

Overheard at Unheard LA “The collection of experiences that was pulled together truly represented the best of Los Angeles. I’m so thankful for KPCC.”

“I love the mix of comedy, poetry, age, gender, ethnicity. It was one of the best performances I’ve ever been to.”

“Before this event I had not heard of or listened to KPCC.”

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Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Activities Total Operating Revenue 95% public support






4% governmental support



1% earned revenue































65+269H 70+282H Public Support

70% individual gifts & membership

28% corporate support

2% other

Total Expenses

65% programming & operations

26% fundraising & corporate support

9% administrative

A full statement of activities can be found online at


Consecutive Years of Listener Support Growth

Charity Navigator has awarded SCPR an exceptional ranking of 4 out of 4 stars demonstrating adherence to excellent accountability and transparency.



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SCPR recognizes the following donors for their generous total general operating cash giving between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. $250,000+ Corporation for Public Broadcasting $100,000 - $249,999 Anonymous (1) Gordon and Dona Crawford Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund The Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation Molly Munger and Stephen R. English $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous (2) Edison International Heather and Paul Haaga Janet and Barry Lang Wendy Munger and Leonard L. Gumport QueensCare The Ward Family Foundation $20,000 - $49,999 Anonymous (6) Robert and Sara Adler Ayco Charitable Foundation Brad Barrett Richard Allan Barry Family Charitable Foundation John and Louise Bryson The California Wellness Foundation Marcy Carsey Johnny Carson Foundation Esther S. M. Chao Marianna and David Fisher Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Stephen and Karen Hillenburg Peter Yun Huh and Jihee Kim Huh William H. Hurt John Jackson The Kopcho Family Foundation Karin L. Larson Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati and Dr. James B. Pick Leonard M. Lipman Charitable Fund Kevin MacCarthy and Lauren Lexton Jennifer and Shawn McCreight Stephen and Judith McDonald Mei Hu Chu Foundation Jane and Ron Olson Orange County Community Foundation Satterberg Foundation Squid & Squash Foundation and George A. Molsbarger Greg and Judi Stefflre

Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg James R. Ukropina Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Ying and Charlie Woo $10,000 - $19,999 Anonymous (6) Melissa and Robert Alvarado Kevin Bacon Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach Charles B. Baumer Dulcie D. Brand California Arts Council Glenn I. Camhi The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Cotter Family Foundation Bill and Elaine Davis Elyssa and Gil Elbaz Elizondo/Campbell Family Foundation Amanda and Shepard Fairey Fenton Family Charitable Fund The Mose J. and Sylvia Dilman Firestone Charitable Trust Fox Networks Group J Paul Getty Trust Brian and Karen Hennigan Janice and Laurence Hoffmann Stanley L. Iezman and Nancy Stark Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund William and Rebecca Kamer Diane Keaton Kurt Knutzen and Audrey George Jeff and Rachel Lipp Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Lumarda and The California Wellness Foundation Allan H. Markowitz Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation Barry and Wendy Meyer Brian Scott Miller and William S. Feliciano Kenneth & Harle Montgomery Foundation/Bryant Garth Michael J. Moody and Jennifer Hinman The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Peggy and Charles Norris Pacific Rim Printers & Mailers Ann Peppers Foundation Sherry and John Phelan Resnick Family Foundation Stewart and Lynda Resnick Barbara U. Roberts Virgil and Brenda Roberts Dinah Ruch Paul and Dorene Rutter Marla and Jim Ryan Eugene and Marilyn Stein Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal

Isaac and Michal Sudit Tom and Marilyn Sutton U. S. Charitable Gift Trust Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation The Walt Disney Company Foundation L.E. Waters Construction Elaine Weinberg Western Asset Management Connie and John H. Weston Timothy P. Whalen WHH Foundation James Woodson White Suzanne V. Wilson David and Jamie Rosenthal Wolf $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (5) Amgen Foundation Gregory D. Ansin Linda Arias Dr. Frances H. Arnold John and Hilda Arnold Foundation Inc. Bank of America Robert Barry Neil Bason Eileen and Harold Brown Foundation Suzanne Bukinik Barbara Burtin and Yohan Stern CAM Services The Carnelian Trust Carolyn A. Cason Greg and Nola Casserly CBRE Central Indiana Community Foundation Julie Chao Andrea Cockrum Barbara Cohn Karen Cove Marina Day Laura Donnelley, Good Works Foundation Steve and Laurie Duncan Nick English Lauren and Austin Fite Bill and Trish Flumenbaum Fund for Investigative Journalism Cathy and Robert B. Garant Jim and Ann Gianopulos Earl L. Goldberg and Aya Kimura Goldberg Robert and Lesley Goldberg Google David and Maggi Gordon Ken and Lori Gorvetzian Dolores Grunigen Mary Gumport Mary Hawley David and Lisa Hummelberg ICE Energy IDS Real Estate Group Jennings Family Foundation Ellen Lamel Cynthia C. Lewis

Gene Lucero and Marcia Williams M3K Foundation McCune Foundation Brooks and Julia McKinney Cynthia and David Mirsky National Academy of Sciences National Philanthropic Trust Network for Good Michael Nissman Laurie Osborne Jeffrey and Joan Palmer The Reis Foundation, Inc. Lisa Richter and Dr. Howard Newman Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Laura and James Rosenwald SAG-AFTRA Mark Sandelson Alexander and Mariette Sawchuk Melanie Sill Linda S. Silverman Marilyn Silverman Rich and Jane Sondheimer The Sugimoto Family Foundation Max Stolz Cynthia J. Strait Robert and Phyllis Trujillo Neil S. and Eve Weightman Raymond Yen and Mary Bateman $1,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (26) Emily and Zachary Abbott Able Design & Fabrication A. C. Vroman Inc. Nancy C. Adams Pamela Ahlgrim The Ahmanson Foundation Jean Aigner Sonja and Anton Alarr Jessica Alexander Christopher G. Alexander Lawanda R. Allee Ameriprise Financial The Angell Foundation Jane Anthony Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles AT&T Foundation Jacoba Atlas Lucinda Bailey and Mark Spears Dr. Nancy M. Baisch Corey Bakhtiary The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Leigh Bantivoglio John Barganski Leslie F. Barnebey Jill Barnes Mark Barnes Lisa and Kenneth Baronsky Michael and Randy R. Bayard Bel Air Investment Advisors Ann E. Beman Lon and Heidi C. Bender Paula and Bruce Bennett Daniel Berendsen Meta and Jay Berger Leah S. and Gregory M. Bergman

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Mary L. Bergman-Rallis Richard Berle Karen Bertero and Theodore Chester Robert Besser Debbie Birndorf Mary Blodgett Virginia Blywise Bill and Claire Bogaard Anne Boland Erin Borda Linda Borgeson Carl Botterud and Kari Haugen Robert and Wendy Brandow Gene Brandt Janet Ann Bratton James D. Breen David Breihan Titus Brenninkmeijer Dawn Brewer Matt Brodlie Stephen R. Brown Peggy Lee Brutsche Allen and Carola Bundy Nicholas and Aileen Bunin Celine Burk and Robert Simon, M.D. Chantal S. Burnison Sandra and Michael Buttitta Shirley Cabeen Diane Calder John and Susan Caldwell Donald J. Campbell Virginia Campbell Julie Campoy Justin and Marie Cantor Enrique and Maria Caponi Tina Carey Mark and Liza-Mae Carlin David Carlisle CARS Rosemary and Peter Casey Joe A. and Linda E. Castro Tom Cavanaugh Stockard Channing Terry P. Chapman Terry Cheng Richard and Karla Chernick Chevron/Texaco Companies Shirley Chi Echo Y. Chiu Raissa and Bill Choi Carla Christofferson and Adam Shell Jennifer Chu City National Bank James E. and Melanie Clark Hui Su Clarke Janice K. Clifford Barbara and David Cline Michael D. Coleman and Odile Nicolette Elizabeth Comley Robert and Ana Cook Zack Cooper Mary Coquillard Cristina Cornejo Joseph and Susan Courtney Tara R. and Matthew J. Cowell

Anne Dabb and Antony Sloan Ray Dapp Anna David Jim Davidson The de Toledo Family Maria A. Decastro Ms. Anita L. DeFrantz Marvin and Patti Demoff Christian Denhart Sarah Deschenes Louis DeSipio DeVito/Perlman Family Foundation Michele D. DeWitt Sally Graves DeWitt Karen J. Dial Rory and Andrea Dilweg Phillip L. Doolittle Howard and Denise Dudley Brian T. Duffy Victoria Dummer and Brion Allen Sarah and Bryan Earll Leslie Easterbrook Carl J. and Linda M. Eichert Soren Eilertsen Kaete Elliott Travis and Katherine Ellis Robert and Anne Emigh Emmett Foundation David A. and Joyce M. Evans Jack Ewing Yun-po P. Fan Jay Farbstein and Bonnie Berman Jeff Farnum Russell and Carol Faucett Cindy and Philip Feder Caitlin Feige Jonathan and Karin Fielding Cathie L. Fields and Mark E. Whitebook Jerrold Fine JoAnne Fink Rabbi Dr. Mordecai and Meirav Finley Andrew and Melea Fisher Katherine and J. Guadalupe Flores FOIC Charity Penelope D. Foley Jennifer Fonseca Marc Forsyth Ellen Forte Marsha D. Fowler Linda Fredrickson Dianne C. Freeman Gisela and Jeff Friedman Anita B. and Judge Haley J. Fromholz Marcia and George S. Fuller Michelle Fullerton Yasuko Furuya Suzanne Gallant Eileen Gallo Ross Gardiner James and Rachael Garrison Debra Gerod Beth Gertmenian Thomas Gibbons

Nancy E. Gibbs Gwen A. and Steve A. Gibson Katherine and Robert Gillespie Terry L. and Todd Gilman Cynthia Gitt Marie W. Goble Harriett F. and Richard Gold Jay A. and Trudy L. Goldberg Bonnie G. Goldman Gordon Goldsmith Richard J. Goldstein James Goodyear Albert and Gwen Grabb Jefferia Grayson Amanda Green Arthur N. Greenberg Susan Grode Barbara Gryglaszewski Rashi Gupta Xavier and Jericca Gutierrez Kimberly Haase Caroline M. and Michael Hackman Rod and Laverne Hagenbuch Hall Capital Timi A. and Robert I. Hallem Robin Halper and James Bargerstock Bruce and Carolyn Hancock Alexandra Hanna Tess Harper Veronica Harr-Austin Burt I. Harris, Jr. Steven M. and Sylvia Harrison Philip Hartwell David and Beth Hasenauer Khaled Hassan Liz and Ryan Hawkins William A. Hawkins Gale Hayman Armen Hayrapetian Robert Hedrick Autumn Heep Allan Heinberg Edward Helmer Help Som-Child Foundation Zvia Hempling and Brian Krieger Herbalife International Philip D. Hettema Everhardus and Carrie Hidding James P. Higgins Tran T. Ho Genevieve Hogan Allan Hollingsworth Vu Hong Nicole and Daniel Honigman John Horn and Linda Burrow James Houghton and Karen Snider Shirley Hsiao and An-Chi Lee Cynthia Hubach Candi Hubert Susan Hull Mr. and Mrs. John Humphreville Dan Hurley Erica and Ian Hutchison IBM Corporation Edward Indvik Irene A. Hirano Inouye

Michelle Issa Viola and Russell Iungerich JP Morgan Chase Foundation Marc Evan Jackson Phil Jackson David Henry Jacobs Helene Jacobs Judy Jacobs Paul G. Jacobs Daniel Jaffurs Sally Hahn Jameson Leslie Jewett Jewish Communal Fund Karin Joffe DeRoy Johnson Ellen S. Johnston Kate Juergens Diana and David Kaloyanides Melody Kanschat Mitchell Kaplan and Marilyn E. Jones Marker and Marvelle J. Karahadian Michael and Fiona Karlin Mary E. Kasdan Courtney and Ardy Kassakhian Richard Kaufmann Leslie B. Kautz and Jack S. Weiss Morgan Kay Catherine Keig and James Hayes Joanna E. Kenney J. Gaston and Glenda Kent Robert Kern Babak and Leila Khazaeni Myrna and Rick Kidd Kenton and Brittaney Kimmel Rob Klausner Cindy Kohlmiller Gauri Kolhatkar and Prashant Mehrotra Carol Komatsuka and Dennis Babamoto Gary A. and Barbara A. Kovacic Lori S. Kozak Susan and Doug Kranwinkle Adrian and Elaine Kuyper Nathan Kwoh Stewart and Pat Kwoh Lafferty Family Charitable Foundation Luis and Lee Lainer Jennifer E. Laity Julianne LaMarche Steven Lamy and Gayle L. Hopkins Ann Reiss Lane Joseph LaPine Elaine Lasnik-Broida Dr. Thomas J. Learch and Eric Lee BJ Ledyard Dr. John and Margaret Lee Rachelle Lefevre Lemelson Foundation Charlotte Lerchenmuller Ed Levin Lloyd Silver Levine Dr. Gary A. and Linda M. Levinson



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Shelly A. Lewis and Judith Johnson Elizabeth Leyson Gael and Glenn Libby Linda B. Lichter Emily Lichtman Gail and Warren Lieberfarb Kathy Lindell The Lindemann Foundation, Inc David and Katherine Linden Ilona Linden Blake Lindsley John M. Liu Suzanne Lloyd-Simmons Purita Lopez Veronica and Eric Lopez Dr. Susan Love and Dr. Helen Cooksey Michael Lubic Denise and Joseph Lumarda Ana Maria Luna Elsa Luna David B. Lyons M3K Foundation Stephen A. and Julie Maas Lesley MacArthur and Jeffrey Levine Lisa Macchia and John Roshay Shawn Catherine MacDuff Roger Ian and Ruth MacFarlane Capri Maddox Dr. Adeline Mah and Professor Robert Mah Barry L. and Lisa A. Mangels Vicki Marx, M.D. and Warren Garner, M.D. Laura and James Maslon Dale Mason Candace Matson Susan Matt James Maupin Rachel McAdams Sean McAllister Shannon and James McCone Jeffrey S. McConnell E. Kirk McKinney, Jr. Jessie and Rhett McLaughlin N. Jeanine McMahon DeWayne and Mary McMullin Joan and Dennis McNerney Gordon and Dale McWilliams Medtronic Mary Mendelsohn Xiaojie (Marta) Meng Vicki and James Mercer Betsy Merchant Microsoft Emily Miller and Lewis Bonney Eric Miller Staci Miller Patricia H. Mills Andrew Mishkin and Sharon Laubach Brad Miyasato and Brad Duerre Charles and Margaret Mooney Maria Moore Roy Morris Zahra and Fatima Movaghar Frances Conroy and Jan Munroe

Jan and Phil Muntz Judith Munzig Andrew Murphy Joellyn Murphy Allan and Nicole Mutchnik Linda and Bengt Muthen Stuart and Naomi Nagasawa Nayla Nassif Carlos Negrete Monica Nelsen and Joseph H. Low IV Netflix James A. Newkirk Judith A. Newkirk Dana and Edward Newman Margery Nicolson Allen Nikora Joel A. Nissen Ms. Chris Nixon Heidi Johnson Novaes Rudy Oclaray and Dr. Stephen D. Henry Jeri O’Donnell and Don Spradlin Jerry and Anne Louise Oliver Eric Olson Talmadge and Renata O’Neill Shannon D. Orcutt Eleanor P. Orewyler Richard and Harriet Orkand Jeanne and Alfred Paiz Nicole Palczynski Pamela S. Palmer Kevin and Elizabeth Parry Kirk A. and Susan L. Patrick Rhoda B. Pell Tom and Melinda Peters Anne B. Peterson Robert Petrusse Mark and Kathleen Phair Alex H. and Whitney Phillips Benjamin L. Pick and Claudette Nevins David C. and Colleen R. Pieri Alicia Pilon Susan Pinsky and David Starkman Dr. Frances Pohl Charles Pohlad Justine and Julian Wing-Kai Poon Douglas Porter Michael R. and Catherine Post Roberta and Dr. John Preskill Sandy and Barry Pressman Guy and Heather Primus Deborah and Thomas Prosser William and Tamara Pullman Lissa Quon Dr. Eric H. Radany Philip H Radell and Lesley Radell Philip and Dianne Rammon Ruth Reed Thomas V. Reichert Ilene Resnick and Daniel Weiss Ruben Reusser Constance L. Rice Amy Richards Marianne E. Rideau Carlene Ringer

Lisa Ritter and Jeff Greenstein Deborah E. Roberts Katherine M. Roberts Christine N. Robison David and Victoria Rogers Roma D’Italia Restaurants Felicia Rosenfeld and David Linde Stephanie Ross Steve and Maren Ross Ronnie Rubin Ellen J. Rudolph Linda Rush Nicole W. and John Ruskey Charles and Hoori Sadler Randi Sapin Mia Sarapochiello and Brian D. Henson Julie Sauter Amiena Savala-Abdulnour Steve Schenker Pam Schmidt and Bill Patterson Pamela Schneider Don Schoendorfer Lynne Slattery and Joel Allen Schroeder Jeff and Linda Schulein The Helmut W. Schumann Foundation Kim Schumate Anthony C. and Pamela C. Schwarz Ronald L. Scott Natalie Seaman Richard and Laura Seaver Judith Seeds Miller Sandhya Seetharam Deanna Seiler Carl and Carol Selkin Sempra Energy Stewart Lloyd and Kathleen Juliet Shanfield Gregory B. Shapton and Barbara K. Rugeley Rachel Shaw Katherine Shen and Pei-Yuan Chia Candice Sherbin and Joel K. Zwick Lynn Shin, M.D. Stuart and Liz Silverman Dr. Susan S. Simmons and Jerry M. Haselfeld Victoria and Barry Simon Tejinder Singh Karen L. and Adam D. Sisson Dave Sizemore Stephen Smith The Snookai Family Richard and Sue Snyder Margaret Sohagi Amy Sommer and James Childress Christine M. Sorenson Gail and David Spivack Sandra Spivey Patrick Stack Sarah and Mark Stegemoeller Richard and Alison Stein

Doug Stewart Stolaroff Family Foundation Greg Stone and Cindy Vail Edward Story Alexandria and Peter Strelow Paula and Jude Sturman Chris Sue and Mark Yragui Lisa M. Sullivan and Regis Abersek Jill Sumiyasu Qin Sun Jane W. and Reid A. Swanson Teresa and William Szymczak David Jan Takata Brad and George Takei Vickie H. and Alex Taylor Trevessa and James Terrile Tesoro Employee Engagement Fund Heather Tom Gail Tominaga Livia Tommasini Yanagihara Susan and Paul Tordella Nicholas Towle Harrison Tran Norm Traub Caroline Tsaw Aimee D. Turner JoAnn Turovsky United Way of Greater Los Angeles UnitedHealth Group James Upchurch Lisa M. and Steve J. Urich Ana and Jeff Valdez Loretta and Willem Van der Pol Kirsten Vangsness and Melanie Goldstein Greg and Glenda Vanni Andrew and Carrie A. Vasquez Carol and Bob Vernon Ms. Rachel Vogel Carl Volpe Beatrice Volper Barbara Voron Mary Jane Wagle Barton and Pamela Wald Helen J. Wall Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Steven Watanabe Julie Waxman and Seth Freeman Mikki L. and Colin Weightman Marci and William Weinberg Paul Weinberg and Wendi Bailey Jill L. and Eric Weinlein Ellen Weinstein Karen Wells Entwistle and Dr. Martin Entwistle Peter and Nora Wendel Dr. Randii R. Wessen Alison Whalen and Steve Marenberg Barbara Y. Wheeler Linda and Tod White Charitable Fund Michael White Bruce Wilcox Elizabeth S. and Andrew R. Wilson

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Ernest and Francille Wilson Dianne Wintrob Georgeanne Wisen Sharon and Greg Wohl Wonderful Giving Christina J. Woo Marc Young and Gary Wilson Robert Young Nan and Richard Zaitlen Mary Zant Donna J. Zenor and William T. Bisset Zickler Family Foundation Atis Zikmanis and Paul Zikmanis Herb and Arlene Zimmer LEGACY SOCIETY Anonymous Friends (31) Barbara H. Ackerman Lawanda R. Allee Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach John M. Beringer, Jr Arlene Robin Bernstein Matthew Black Herley Jim and Mollie Bowling Robert and Wendy Brandow Adrienne Brandriss Janet Ann Bratton Stephanie Brito Dolores and Wayne Browning Ruby E. Bugarin Justin and Marie Cantor Esther S. M. Chao Richard and Karla Chernick Margaret Connery Ellen L. Damon James Davidson Susan Gray Davis Wilbur L. Davis Sheila Diskin and Michael Berman Mark Dixon and Sandra Fazio Rabbi Lisa Edwards and Tracy Moore Noemi Epstein and Darrel Vorderstrasse Mona Field Cathie L. Fields and Mark E. Whitebook Robin Fish Bill and Trish Flumenbaum Dr Marsha Fowler Anita and Haley Fromholz Cathy and Robert Garant Katherine Gfeller Barbara Gibbs The Johnson-Gispan Family Trust Henry and Jane Goichman Dolores Grunigen Jim and Anne Harder Charles Hay Judith M. Hirsch Adelaide Hixon Janice and Laurence Hoffmann Michele Hooper James Houghton and Karen Snider Cynthia Hubach

Peter Yun Huh and Jihee Kim Huh The Larry Hurst and Janice Watje-Hurst Trust David P. Jackson John Jackson Helene Jacobs Judy Jacobs Carol and Jerry Jacoby Sharon and Alan Jones Andrea Karsten Dr. Lynn Kerew Eve W. Kilger Dr Herschel Knapp Cindy Kohlmiller Carol Komatsuka Mort Lampert Drew Lee Dr. Susan Lowry and Dr. Robert Lundergan Rich and Jacquie McClish Jennifer and Shawn McCreight Brian Scott Miller Michael Mills Lewis and Lynn Mingori Monte and Claire Montgomery Marina Moore and Sheldon Green Todd Nickel Molly Breeze Nisbet Jane Peebles Tom and Melinda Peters Rose Catherine Pinkney Mariena and Jose Quintanilla Judith D. Raffel Donald and Susan Reichel Marianne E. Rideau Jay Rosenthal Dianne K. Sax Marilyn L. Schmitt Pamela Scrape Lee and Barbara Shoag Dr. Susan S. Simmons and Jerry M. Haselfeld Charles Snyder and Peggy Ramsey Christine M. Sorenson John Spence Gail and David Spivack Stephanie Strout and Andrew Carrico Susan L. Sulsky Judith and Ward Thompson Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin Jessica and Robert Weiner Dr Robert and Nadyne Zafran Estate of Julie Y. Chan Estate of Dennis Dewenter Estate of Melinda ElGuindy CORPORATE SPONSORS 20th Century Fox A24 Amazon TV California Almond Growers CAP UCLA Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson

CFA Institute Chevrolet Health Nucleus Hi-Tech Termite Control Korean Air LA Philharmonic LADWP Netflix c/o Palisades Media Paramount Sony Pictures Classic-NY Southern California Edison UCLA Extension USA Network Walt Disney Studios FOUNDERS Ronald L. Olson Founding Chair Partner Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP William H. Kling Founding Vice Chair President Emeritus American Public Media Group SENIOR STAFF OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Bill Davis President and CEO Colleen Russell Criste Senior Vice President, Development Mary Hawley Vice President, Corporate Sponsorship Doug Johnson Vice President, Technology & Operations Elsa Luna COO and CFO Kristen Muller Chief Content Officer Alex Schaffert Assistant Vice President, Digital Strategy & Innovation SENIOR STAFF OF AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP (SCPR is one of the organizations of APMG) Jon R. McTaggart President and CEO Dave Kansas Executive Vice President and COO Morris Goodwin Senior Vice President and CFO

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2017-2018 Robert L. Adler Vice Chair Executive Vice President and General Counsel Edison International (retired) Melissa Alvarado Community Volunteer Brad Barrett Partner Capital Research Global Investors Thomas H. Castro President and CEO El Dorado Capital, LLC Esther Chao President and Owner Giant Panda Management Gordon Crawford Life Trustee (Active) Senior Vice President Capital Research and Management Co. (retired) Bill Davis President and CEO Southern California Public Radio Bryant Garth Chancellor’s Professor of Law University of California Irvine, School of Law Fernando J. Guerra, Ph.D. Director Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University Xavier A. Gutierrez Managing Director Clearlake Capital Group Jihee Kim Huh Life Trustee (Active) Vice Chairman Pacific American Fish Company Winnie Kho Owner and CEO KTW Properties, Inc. Gary Kishner Director of Public Relations Herbalife Nutrition



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Darcy Kopcho Executive Vice President Capital Group International, Inc. (retired) Capri Maddox Special Assistant City Attorney Office of the City Attorney, Los Angeles

Charles Woo CEO Megatoys Life Trustee (Honorary)

Stephen McDonald President, Middle East Group Executive Vice President Trust Company of the West

Louise Henry Bryson Former President of Distribution, Lifetime Television and Executive Vice President and General Manager, Lifetime Movie Network Chair Emerita of the Board, The J. Paul Getty Trust

Jon R. McTaggart President and CEO American Public Media Group

David Hill President Hilly, Inc.

Molly Munger Co-Founder and Co-Director Advancement Project

Adelaide Hixon Philanthropist APH Group

Drew Murphy Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Edison International Dr. James B. Pick Professor, School of Business University of Redlands

C. Douglas Kranwinkle Executive Vice President and General Counsel Univision Communications Inc. (retired)

Julian W. Poon Partner Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Guy Primus Co-Founder and CEO The Virtual Reality Company Peter Rice Chairman and CEO Fox Networks Group Virgil Roberts Life Trustee (Active) Partner Bobbitt & Roberts Nancy Stark Senior Director American Realty Advisors Susan Steinhauser Attorney Ana Valdez Chair President and Co-Founder Valdez Consulting Group, Inc. Catherine M. Ward Senior Vice President and Director Capital Research and Management Co. (retired)

Stewart Kwoh Founding President and Executive Director Asian Americans Advancing Justice

REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 2017-2018 Jeff Greenstein Chair Writer and Producer Melissa Alvarado Community Volunteer Leah Bergman Attorney Bergman & Dacey, Inc. Joaquin Beltran Founder Mentorvine Steve Hochman Music Critic LA Times Nicole Kuklok-Walman Arbonne Independent Consultant Edina Lekovic Director of Policy and Programming Muslim Public Affairs Council Tara Maxey Co-Owner Heirloom

Jarl Mohn President and CEO NPR

Rose Catherine Pinkney Head of Cinema Cinema Gypsy Productions

Ronald L. Olson Partner Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP

Deborah Williams-Hedges Senior Media Relations Representative California Institute of Technology

Constance L. Rice Co-Founder and Co-Director Advancement Project Marilyn Sutton, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus California State University Dominguez Hills Trustees In Memoriam Jon B. Lovelace Capital Research and Management Company Charles D. Miller Avery Dennison Company Dr. Harry P. Pachon The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute Harold M. Williams Life Trustee President Emeritus The J. Paul Getty Trust

KPCC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS Arts & Entertainment Esther S. M. Chui Chao Bronya Galef Jeff Greenstein Melody Kanschat Gale Kohl Lauren Lexton Harry Lin Rose Catherine Pinkney Maria Rosario Jackson Stephen Rountree Susan Steinhauser Bradley Tabach-Bank Education Frank Baxter Martin H. Blank, Jr. Cathy Choi Jacqueline Chun Bernadette Glenn John Jackson

Mindy Stein Lisa Sugimoto Josh Taylor Kristen Taylor Katie Wei Health, Science & Environment Melissa Alvarado Dr. Sandra Ball-Rokeach Steven Birenbaum Dr. Shirley Chi Dr. Eileen Gallo Dolores Grunigen Dr. Susan Love Gene Lucero Laura Rosenwald Ed Rounds Victoria Simon Marcia Williams Raymond Yen, M.D. Innovation Joaquin Beltran Teresa Bridwell Tim Cadogan Ricardo Cervantes David Hummelberg Ben Lazarus Jeff Lipp Sherry Phelan, Ph.D. Chris Testa Millie Yamaki Regional News Neil Bason John Chamberlain Bryant Garth Ruben Gonzalez Peter Hidalgo Janice Jafari Bill Kamer Winnie Kho Fernando Lopez Javier Mendoza Colin Weightman Elaine Weinberg

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