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December 17, 2018 Episode 43

Alissa, Scott, and Hayes run through news about Tejon Ranch, some city council votes, and a mural controversy, then are joined by teachers JESENIA CHAVEZ and JANICE CHOW to talk about the United Teachers of Los Angeles negotiation with LAUSD and why they’re ready to strike.

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October 22, 2018 Episode 34

Alissa, Scott, and Hayes cover Koreatown bar shakedowns and a settlement for USC sexual assault victims, then dig into the ballot. We endorse four more props at the county and city level, and hash out a couple of difficult items on the ballot to get to an endorsement (or no endorsement). Check out our full voter guide at

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August 6, 2018 Episode 21

USC teams up with former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for an all-star scandal. Koreatown helps Herb Wesson settle on a new emergency shelter location that is not actually in Koreatown. More hard-boiled LA movie analysis with “Nightcrawler” and “Drive.” And one last bond proposition.

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June 25, 2018 Episode 13

A shocking threat from Mayor Garcetti to re-criminalize sleeping on the sidewalk. The Little Bangladesh vote generates the largest turnout in neighborhood council history, maybe for not-great reasons. And freelance journalist JASON MCGAHAN joins Scott and Hayes to talk about reporting he’s done for Capital and Main on the limited availability of bathrooms on Skid Row.

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