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Lessons For The Valley In The Building Of Dodger Stadium

City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles
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"City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles" by Jerald Podair

Three of the Valley’s four pro sports teams are potentially looking for new places to play. And, a new book could give some insight into how that process may play out.

Jerald Podair writes about Walter O’Malley’s private financing of a stadium in LA in his new book "City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles."

Podair is a professor of history and American studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and he joins me.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.