The LA Podcast

Episodes

July 6, 2020 Episode 128

Increasingly dire numbers for LA’s COVID-19 outbreak, and another walkback for LA Al Fresco. The LA County Sheriff comes even more unglued. Upheaval at the LA Times. And some progress made in defunding the police.

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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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June 24, 2020 Episode 126

A sitting LA City Councilmember is arrested. Scott, Alissa, and Hayes talk about the new federal charging documents, what happened, and what could be next. PLUS: tampon Frappucino.

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June 22, 2020 Episode 125

A day-by-day recap of another stunning week in LA. Plus, guest SPIKE FRIEDMAN, an organizer with NOlympics LA, joins the show to talk about the current state of the LA Olympics and the impacts the event could have on policing, homelessness, transit, and more.

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June 15, 2020 Episode 124

An update on the Black Lives Matter protests in LA, and the city’s response. What’s happening with the COVID-19 outbreak? And KCRW’s ANNA SCOTT joins to talk about the recently released 2020 Homeless Count numbers and her new podcast “Samaritans.”

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June 8, 2020 Episode 123

A day-by-day recap of another stunning week in Los Angeles: protests, police unions, and some very real progress.

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June 1, 2020 Episode 122

A recap and discussion of the last week in LA: the abrupt reopening, the deepening corruption investigation, and the uprising against police violence.

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May 26, 2020 Episode 121

Sifting through the misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles. A City Council discussion of the Mayor’s proposed budget. The first Measure R subpoena of the LA County Sheriff. And Alissa’s latest controversy-inducing piece for Curbed.

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May 18, 2020 Episode 120

Why did a building explode in Downtown LA? Why are LAPD officers refusing to wear masks? What are the latest developments in the FBI investigation of Councilmember Jose Huizar, the COVID-19 outbreak in LA, and the construction of the Crenshaw Line? And why has a federal judge ordered 7,000 people who are homeless to move?

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May 15, 2020 Episode 119

Yet another guilty plea in the FBI’s investigation of corruption at LA City Council. Scott and Hayes run through the timeline.

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