The LA Podcast

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June 4, 2018 Episode 10

The results of LA’s Homeless Count are in — DR. ROBIN PETERING worked on the count and she joins Scott and Hayes to talk about the results. BEFORE THAT, LA politicians are working hard to make the gas tax popular, and why a bunch of signature gatherers got arrested on Skid Row.

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May 28, 2018 Episode 9

Scott and Hayes choose a few of the more bizarre races from the June 5 election day for a sort-of voter guide. Also, Max Nikias resigned as President of USC. How did that actually happen?

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May 21, 2018 Episode 8

Scott and Hayes apologize for pronouncing Michel Moore’s name like that, Cristina Garcia is absolved kind of, big news in the Woon Frazier story, USC steps in another truly revolting scandal, and a very dumb Congressional race in far east LA County.

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May 14, 2018 Episode 7

LEAKED: the list of three finalists for LAPD Chief. Scott and Hayes talk about the choices and a not-great day Chief Beck had this week. Then: RUDY ESPINOZA from Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN) talks about the fight to legalize street vending in LA, the only major American city with no permitting process for vendors.

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May 7, 2018 Episode 6

The LAUSD board chose their new superintendent, hedge fund guy and political dilettante Austin “3:16” Beutner, and a school union is maybe going to go on strike. Plus a new politician gets accused of sexual assault, another one is maybe going to be primaried, and the possible bad news regarding new emergency shelter beds.

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April 30, 2018 Episode 5

Frank McCourt wants to ride a gondola back to relevancy and the Mayor is HERE FOR IT!!!! Scott and Hayes also talk about four movies about LA they watched on Filmstruck and why home prices in Southern California hit an all-time high for the first time in eleven years.

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April 23, 2018 Episode 4

Frederick “Woon” Frazier was killed on his bike by a hit-and-run driver in South LA on April 10th. In the week following his death, four more pedestrians and cyclists were killed in car crashes, all hit-and-runs. We talked to Woon’s friend Keiven Munoz (@Keiven11) about losing Woon and why he feels like LA is letting bikers die. Plus: LAUSD is choosing a new superintendent and it looks like they don’t want someone who has ever worked in a school.

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April 16, 2018 Episode 3

Garcetti goes to Iowa because he wants to be President so bad he would do basically anything, Steve Ballmer and James Dolan are in a very relatable fight over their arenas in Inglewood, and JANET KIM and ALEXA ROMAN from the League of Women Voters talk to us about permanent supportive housing and what that is.

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April 9, 2018 Episode 2

An assemblywoman gives a bad radio interview, Mayor Garcetti has a friendly sitdown with Mohammed bin Salman, a school board member gets arrested at Yard House, and we reveal exclusive information about the tunnels Elon Musk is digging under the city.

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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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