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September 21 2020 Episode 140

Villanueva Been Kissed

The earthquake we needed right now. A string of lies from the Sheriff’s department and calls for the Sheriff’s resignation. A report on low usage at cooling centers. Why hotels didn’t participate in Project Roomkey. A “tsunami” of hotel closures. And hasta la vista to LA Al Fresco.

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A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Curbed’s Alissa Walker.

FROM THE BLOG
by Scott Frazier
July 21, 2020

In the early morning of July 18, during one of a series of recent confrontations between residents of Portland, Oregon and the federal government, reporters in the field captured one of the most impactful images to date of the popular protests that have riveted the United States since the May 25 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

In photos that have now appeared in print nationally, a woman, who appears to be either white or white-passing and cisgender, sits upright in the glare of the headlamps of a police SUV, naked on the asphalt with her head masked and covered, legs abducted from her midline. Her arms rest on her knees, palms facing upward in a gesture of offering. 

ImagePhoto from the Twitter feed of Donovan Farley

The pose suggests itself as yogic, but I don’t know whether it is or what its meaning might be if so. What transcends the pose is the way the body is opened […]

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September 21, 2020 Episode 140

The earthquake we needed right now. A string of lies from the Sheriff’s department and calls for the Sheriff’s resignation. A report on low usage at cooling centers. Why hotels didn’t participate in Project Roomkey. A “tsunami” of hotel closures. And hasta la vista to LA Al Fresco.

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