The LA Podcast

Episodes

September 14, 2020 Episode 139

The sky is weird and the air smells bad. Ongoing protests and fallout related to Dijon Kizzee’s killing by LASD. Two deputies are shot in Compton. LA uses a vigilante app for contact tracing. New reports on the cost of HHH units. The guy who wrote Point Break put some big rocks under a bridge. Paul Koretz kills another bike lane.

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September 7, 2020 Episode 138

New record high temperatures in LA: where do people go to cool down? More details on the killing of Dijon Kizzee by LASD and the protests that followed. How LA’s park spaces became distance learning centers. After six months of COVID, where did we think we would be?

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September 4, 2020 Episode 137

Scott, Alissa, and Hayes wrap up the disastrous end to California’s legislative session and LA’s City Council’s vote to furlough 15,000 city workers.

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August 31, 2020 Episode 136

Rising tension between the LAPD’s union and elected officials. Beverly Hills prosecuting curfew violations. Bizarre turns in the City Council District 4 race. Metro hurtles toward service cuts. And the tourism board needs your help.

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August 24, 2020 Episode 135

A new theme song. Fires in California. Gangs in the Sheriff’s Department. Declining COVID-19 numbers. The start of the LAUSD school year. Shuttered emergency shelters. Resumed sweeps in Venice. A QAnon protest in Hollywood. A police killing in Pasadena. A Postal Board Governor in San Marino. And one of the last bills in the state housing package.

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August 17, 2020 Episode 134

Potentially the worst heat wave in a decade helps start two fires and leads to rolling blackouts across California. COVID hospitalizations are dropping but the data remains an issue. LASD gives a press conference on Andres Guardado’s shooting, and the LAPD Chief says sorry for a police lie about a Councilmember. What does it mean for local politics if Biden and Harris win? And an interview with NRDC Senior Attorney MELISSA LIN-PERELLA about a consequential vote by City Council regarding emissions at the Port of LA.

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August 10, 2020 Episode 133

Scott and Hayes Prop It Like It’s Hot with a rundown of every proposition on the California state ballot for November. BUT FIRST: where did a local news reporter get police records he used to smear a Councilmember? And how much closer did LAUSD get to a reopening plan?

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August 3, 2020 Episode 132

Who threw a law enforcement party at a Hollywood bar? What is a “Community Safety Partnership Bureau” and why does LAPD want to start one? Does any LA law enforcement department not have gangs? Did City Council vote to resume sweeps? Did you feel the earthquake? Why was Karen Bass talking about Scientology?

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July 28, 2020 Episode 131

Scott, Hayes and Alissa are joined by COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON of Council District Eight for a conversation about LA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, future possibilities of relief for tenants, possibilities for reimagining public safety in LA, and the city’s new political reality thanks to the Black Lives Matter protests.

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July 13, 2020 Episode 129

The LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner defies Sheriff Villanueva’s orders. Three LAPD officers are charged with falsifying data. LA hits another peak in its COVID-19 outbreak. UTLA votes against reopening schools. Should the City Council be removed from land use decisions? And ALBERT CORADO returns to talk about the recent activity of the People’s City Council and this Sunday’s march to honor of the two-year anniversary of Mely Corado’s death.

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