The LA Podcast

Episodes

July 30, 2018 Episode 20

Alissa, Scott and Hayes follow up on the police shooting of Melyda Corado at Trader Joe’s and Ref Rodriguez’s resignation, complain about streetcars and unimpressive Metro goals, pick apart a Sheriff’s debate, and Prop Lock and Drop It for a water bond.

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July 23, 2018 Episode 19

Tough week in LA. Scott, Alissa, and Hayes talk about tragedy at the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s, Ref Rodriguez set to resign from the LAUSD board, the Three Californias Proposition is toast, Elaine Chao is slow-walking funding for the Purple Line Extension, good news and bad news from the 1984 Olympics, and a short remembrance of Jonathan Gold.

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July 19, 2018 Episode 18

Sheriff’s deputies in Compton are accused of belonging to a secret gang within the department that encourages aggressive police tactics… and it wouldn’t be the first time for the LA County Sheriff’s Department. To talk about gang culture in LASD, we brought in LA Times reporter MAYA LAU, who first broke the Compton story, and JAMES SEXTON, a former deputy who blew the whistle on misconduct in the department.

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July 16, 2018 Episode 17

ALISSA WALKER returns to talk about Proud Boys in Atwater Village, two wild LA Times lawsuits, another lawsuit in Santa Monica over its elections, California reaching its 2020 emissions goals four years early, ants, and the first two propositions on the state ballot for November.

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July 9, 2018 Episode 16

Will anyone survive the heat storm? Can LeBron solve every problem in Los Angeles? Will LA take money from the Trump administration to “counter violent extremism”? Will California continue to be held hostage by corporate-funded ballot measures? And will Los Angeles media apologize to the public for turnout-shaming them now that all the votes are counted?

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July 2, 2018 Episode 15

Huge get: the great ALISSA WALKER, Urbanism editor at Curbed, joins for the entire episode as a third host. Scott and Hayes talk to her about the Bird scooters reproducing across the city, LA’s disappearing tree canopy, and why Silver Lake is fighting real hard to save a gas station.

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June 28, 2018 Episode 14

Bonus Thursday ep! Compton’s water is brown and the water district wants you to believe that people like it that way. The City Council wants to start a public bank to launder weed money. And Scott and Hayes step inside the movies to look at the city through the eyes of 500 Days of Summer and La La Land.

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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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June 18, 2018 Episode 12

June 18, 2018 – Four minutes per topic! How California’s new budget affects LA, the actual Nazi running against Maxine Waters, the great Made in LA show at the Hammer, Patrick Soon-Shiong finally owns the LA Times for real, a Dodgers tribute to the Sandlot leads to a strange discovery, a march against family separation in MacArthur Park, and some words from Anthony Bourdain about LA.

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June 11, 2018 Episode 11

Scott and Hayes wrap up Tuesday’s primary elections and the new choice for LAPD Chief, then dig into the massive amounts of pro-charter school money flowing into every election in California. Plus Scott goes on a very restrained rant about the different rail options Metro has put forward for the Sepulveda Pass.

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