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November 2, 2020 Episode 146

It’s the day before the election. What did we see in the last week of early voting? How much money have candidates raised, and where from? What’s going to happen tomorrow? City Council votes once again on whether to recommence sweeps, with unexpected results.

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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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January 28, 2019 Episode 49

The LAUSD strike is over… what was the final deal and why did it take so long? Mark Ridley Thomas is running for City Council… why hasn’t he announced it, and who’s running to take his place? Adam Schiff might run for President… is he a possible candidate for an AOC-style primary from the left? And congestion pricing gets introduced at a Metro board meeting… how did the board members try to slow down the process this time?

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December 10, 2018 Episode 42

Our favorite bills from the new state legislature session! Congestion pricing is actually brought up in Los Angeles! Jose Huizar’s big party got cancelled! Malibu refuses to evacuate next time! Herb Wesson and Mark Ridley-Thomas want to trade places! The Crenshaw Line Operating Plan is out and it’s dumb! Omar Navarro paid himself a salary with campaign donations! Alex Villanueva does 500 employee reviews! And we’re joined by guest TOMMY NEWMAN from United Way’s Everyone In to take stock of what the city did to combat homelessness in 2018 and what we can do next year.

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March 28, 2018 Episode 1

There are three special elections tomorrow because in Los Angeles you have to vote every week now. Scott Frazier and Hayes Davenport talk about the new candidates and recklessly throw around rude gossip about why the old candidates resigned.

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