Politics Of Disaster / Mike Davis. - Talk by Mike Davis which examines the politics of land development, the abuse of land, and the danger of toxic conditions in East L.A. CONTENT: r.1. Examination of the 1989 Southern Pacific freight toxic disaster in the Cajun Pass, and the political coverup -- The history of zoning in Los Angeles : 1909, 1930, and the present -- The First environmental disaster, 1943 in Long Beach -- Baldwin Hills and architect Robert Alexander -- The Dangers of hillside living -- Dumping in East L.A. -- Birth defects in Montebello -- The Dangers of the Inglewood and Newport faults (70 min.) -- r.2. Question and answer session (20 min.). - RECORDED: Los Angeles, 16 Jan. 1994.