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Father Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries

Father Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, has worked to find jobs for former gang members in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. A book about Boyle's work, G-Dog and the Homeboys, is just out in paperback. This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 17, 2004. We speak with Boyle by phone for an update.

50:47

Violence, Youth, and Cities: "The Priest who Loves Gangsters."

Father Gregory J. Boyle. He has been described as being "the priest who loves gangsters." Boyle is a pastor at the Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles. The Church provides shelter for the women and children, a day care center, and an alternative high school. He provides support and guidance to young men in Latino gangs and shows them alternatives to their life of crime. His biography Father Greg and the Homeboys (Hyperion) was written by Celeste Fremon. (Originally aired 7/20/95)

50:55

"The Priest who Loves Gangsters."

Father Gregory J. Boyle. He is described as being "the priest who loves gangsters." Boyle is a pastor at the Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles where they provide shelter for the women and children, a day care center, and an alternative high school. He provides support and guidance to young men in Latino gangs and shows them alternatives to their life of crime. His biography Father Greg and the Homeboys (Hyperion) was written by Celeste Fremon.

46:45

A Survivor of Gang Life Looks Back on His Violent Past

Poet, journalist, and critic Luis Rodriguez's new book, "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A." is about his participation in gang life in the 1960s in East L.A., which began at age 12. By the time he was 18, 25 of his friends had been killed. After a stint in the county jail, Rodriguez turned his back on that lifestyle. He became involved in the Chicano movement, and was encouraged to write. "Always Running," is in part an attempt to save his 16-year-old son Ramiro from gang life. Ramiro joins the conversation later in the segment.

06:35

The Music of East L.A.

Rock historian Ed Ward will look at Cal-Mex music - the sound from East L.A. - and the legacy of "La Bamba."

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