Broken Bread

The Gentrification of Weed

The culture around marijuana has changed drastically over the years. While catering services and large retailers are thriving from legalization, thousands of men and women remain in jail for non-violent cannabis offenses. Virgil Grant discusses the beginnings of his distribution network in Compton and his motivation behind advocating for equitable cannabis entrepreneurship and education.

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Tijuana
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26:46
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Tijuana

Roy travels to Tijuana, experiencing a side of the city rarely portrayed in the media.
Season 2 Episode 6
Owning the Block
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26:46
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Owning the Block

Roy meets Leimert Park residents using food to counteract gentrification.
Season 2 Episode 5
Returning to Chinatown
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26:46
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Returning to Chinatown

Roy returns to Chinatown and examines his role as a catalyst in its gentrification.
Season 2 Episode 4
Food as Resistance
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26:46
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Food as Resistance

Roy meets Latino restaurateurs who are using food as a form of cultural preservation.
Season 2 Episode 3
From Seed to Table
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26:46
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From Seed to Table

Roy meets with chefs and farmers leading the fight against the corporatization of food.
Season 2 Episode 2
The Future of Restaurants
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26:46
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The Future of Restaurants

Roy and guests unpack deep-rooted exploitation and injustice in the restaurant industry.
Season 2 Episode 1
Community members celebrate "Hood Day" eating turkey tacos at Locol. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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26:40
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E6: Watts

Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts, acknowledging one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles as a mirror into ourselves and our future.
Season 1 Episode 6
A mountain of food waste in a landfill. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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26:42
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E5: Waste

Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste.
Season 1 Episode 5
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26:31
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E4: Cannabis

Roy explores the issues of equality and the emergence of a new culinary landscape since the advent of legalized recreational marijuana.
Season 1 Episode 4
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E3: Future

Roy explores future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change.
Season 1 Episode 3
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