Coming Soon: York & Fig

A new series on the forces behind gentrification

Recently on Marketplace, host Kai Ryssdal announced a new radio series coming soon to the show. The Wealth & Poverty team will be reporting from a northeast Los Angeles neighborhood called Highland Park where a hot topic of conversation is gentrification. The project is called “York & Fig,” named for two main thoroughfares in this changing community.

Be sure to listen for the series on-air Dec. 1–5th and check out the Web site www.yorkandfig.com to learn more about the economic undercurrents of gentrification and what can happen to a community when wealth moves in. There are also ways for listeners to contribute on-air and online by sharing experiences with gentrification in their own neighborhoods.