The LA Podcast

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June 29, 2020 Episode 127

As L.A. waffles over re-opening, Scott and Alissa reckon with the city’s mixed messaging surrounding COVID-19. A $100 million rental assistance program begins July 1st. And, predictably, there’s an update on the Tampon Frappucino.

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May 11, 2020 Episode 118

LA begins Phase 2 of pandemic recovery, reopening some businesses: how has it gone so far? More info on the current status of the COVID-19 outbreak in LA: where are the cases, who’s getting tested, and what company is providing the tests? California faces a record-high budget deficit. A SoCalGas front group threatened a deadly protest. The VA experiments with safe camping. Trump weighs in on a Lancaster polling place. And Alissa, Hayes and Scott eulogize restaurants that have closed during the pandemic.

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April 27, 2020 Episode 116

LA’s City Council chooses not to pass tenant protections — again. COVID-19 numbers in LA get confusing. The Mayor proposes budget cuts — but is he telling residents the real reason why? And the Mayor’s Fund gets a generous gift from an unlikely source.

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April 7, 2020 Episode 113

A status report on the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles. LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong makes an investment in fighting the pandemic. Landlords feel left out of the relief program conversation. And City Council candidate NITHYA RAMAN joins the show to talk about the possible impacts of a recession on city services.

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March 30, 2020 Episode 112

Updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles. A marathon City Council meeting via teleconference. And the battle between the County Supervisors and the Sheriff continues.

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March 9, 2020 Episode 108

Election Day wrap-up: how did the new voting system go, and what were the results? The decision not to cancel the LA Marathon due to the threat of coronavirus. And a local nonprofit struggling in its goal to become an affordable housing provider.

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