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April 17, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was probably not Yolanda Gaskins' finest hour. As the centerpiece of her 9 a.m.-noon show on KTZN-AM (710) recently, Gaskins, who is African American and a graduate of Georgetown Law School, was talking about "bad seeds"--those that produce violent children, not damaged vegetables. Inspired by a batch of get-tough bills for juvenile criminals, proposed last week by Gov. Pete Wilson, Gaskins said that she now believes some people are "just born bad, [with] no possibility of rehabilitation."
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April 17, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was probably not Yolanda Gaskins' finest hour. As the centerpiece of her 9 a.m.-noon show on KTZN-AM (710) recently, Gaskins, who is African American and a graduate of Georgetown Law School, was talking about "bad seeds"--those that produce violent children, not damaged vegetables. Inspired by a batch of get-tough bills for juvenile criminals, proposed last week by Gov. Pete Wilson, Gaskins said that she now believes some people are "just born bad, [with] no possibility of rehabilitation."
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October 14, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN
TELEVISION Local News: Veteran KCBS-TV Channel 2 anchors Tritia Toyota and Paul Dandridge have been named the new anchor team of "CBS News This Morning" and "CBS 2 News at Noon" starting next Monday. Toyota had been co-anchoring the noon news with Kyle Kraska, and Dandridge was weekend anchor. Kraska, who also co-anchored the station's morning news, will move to the weekend newscast and team up with anchor Julia Yarbough. . . .
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August 28, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The commercials for KTZN-AM (710) boasted that "talk radio isn't just a guy thing." But apparently it is. Lackluster ratings and what insiders called a lack of patience and an effective programming strategy by the Walt Disney Co. led to the abrupt demise Tuesday of KTZN, which billed itself as "The Zone," a talk outlet aimed primarily at women.
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March 22, 1997 | BILL MINUTAGLIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Long before the ubiquitous Dr. Laura, there was Dr. Toni--and her sedate, calming voice dispensing instant radio wisdom about Jung and the Restless. Today, there is a slight curl of the eyebrow when pioneering media psychologist Toni Grant hears mention of latter-day advice-meisters, especially that occasionally combative Dr. Laura Schlessinger. "I don't seek, frankly, to critique anyone else.
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January 14, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 21, she was Maureen O'Connor Reilly, separated from her husband, a single mother with a year-old son. Having dropped out of a local college, where she had been an English major, she moved back home with her parents and started looking for a job. She answered an ad for a post in the billing department at the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey "but it was filled. They said, 'Well, we have something open in traffic in the radio station.' I figured it was traffic reporting--'I can do that.'
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