BBC Broadcast — “Next Stop: Mariachi Plaza!”

A BBC Radio documentary on Mariachi Plaza will be broadcast on
BBC Radio 4, Thursday 19th May @ 11.30am (British Summer Time*)

Although this broadcast will probably not be available in the United States, the program should be freely available online from Wednesday 25th May:

It’s being broadcast to a World Service audience of fifty million people around the world on shortwave: from 25th May.

*5 hours ahead of New York.

Inspired by the book Hotel Mariachi, radio producer Tamsin Hughes visited Mariachi Plaza in November 2015, where she lived for more than a week talking with mariachi musicians and others in this historic corner of Boyle Heights. Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, who was born just blocks from Mariachi Plaza and who wrote the Introduction to Hotel Mariachi, narrates this documentary, which will be broadcast to over fifty million listeners worldwide.

Mariachi Plaza development plan worries L.A. Musicians

The article linked below appeared in the Nov. 30, 2014, edition of the L.A. Times.
The proposed 8-story parking garage, offices, and condos replacing the ice cream shop, Santa Cecilia cafe, Libros Schmibros, and Juan Solis’s twenty-year-old murals would mean the end of Mariachi Plaza.