The LA Podcast

Episodes

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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May 4, 2020 Episode 117

Shocking COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons and nursing facilities. LA Times reporters get furloughed. A project to open space for pedestrians in Del Rey gets suspended. Southern Californians get beach shamed. An unhoused Angeleno seizes a hotel room. Scott reports on struggling LA restaurants. And a strange gift to the LAPD.

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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 20, 2020 Episode 115

A brutal week for LA local journalism, and an announcement from LA Podcast Inc. An update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles and the financial implications for Angelenos. The Mayor’s State of the City, and hints about what we’ll see in his proposed budget. The progress of government efforts to shelter people who are homeless in hotel rooms. And what to look for in this Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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April 13, 2020 Episode 114

An update on the COVID-19 outbreak in LA: are we past the peak? Which residents are being put in unnecessary danger? And what happens next? The City Council gathers for another meeting. The Crenshaw Line is delayed again. And the hosts pick their LA Quarantine House.

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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 23, 2020 Episode 111

An update on the spread of Coronavirus in LA, and the marathon City Council meeting to address it. A strange day in federal court on the city’s response to homelessness. And a shocking series of revelations in the FBI’s investigation of Councilmember Jose Huizar.

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March 17, 2020 Episode 110

News updates, broad speculation, and personal check-ins about the coronavirus outbreak in LA. A group of unhoused families moves into state-owned housing in El Sereno. And the Mitch Englander indictment story develops.

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March 12, 2020 Episode 109

A former LA City Councilmember is indicted on multiple counts of corruption and obstruction. What happened and what’s going to happen next? This is an emergency episode of LA Podcast.

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