The LA Podcast

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March 9, 2020 Episode 108

Election Day wrap-up: how did the new voting system go, and what were the results? The decision not to cancel the LA Marathon due to the threat of coronavirus. And a local nonprofit struggling in its goal to become an affordable housing provider.

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March 2, 2020 Episode 107

Fearmongering in Koreatown as LA prepares for coronavirus outbreak. Powerful City Council candidates smear their grassroots opponents as Councilmembers close ranks to endorse their colleagues. And a playground causes serious controversy in Larchmont.

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February 24, 2020 Episode 106

Trump comes to town, homelessness is the state’s number one priority, voting begins in LA, and the wrecking balls are about to fly at LACMA.

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February 18, 2020 Episode 105

A City Councilmember puts forward a seismic package of progressive housing legislation. The Trump administration is sending SWAT-like CBP squads to LA. A candidate for City Council announces a controversial campaign event. A motion to allow park rangers to carry guns. And KPCC/LAist’s AARON MENDELSON joins to discuss his major investigation into a Southern California mega-landlord with a shocking history.

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February 10, 2020 Episode 104

A celebrity is killed trying to cross the street in Venice. Metro unveils a plan to speed up the Expo Line. Mayor Garcetti has opinions on criminal justice reform. And Scott, Alissa and Hayes go through the competitive local races on the March ballot.

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February 3, 2020 Episode 103

Remembering what Kobe Bryant meant to Los Angeles. SB50 goes down again. A proposal for a roast diet in Hollywood. And a laundry heir has it out for a school board member.

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January 27, 2020 Episode 102

The saga of the Echo Park Lake encampment continues, with new mixed messages on sweep policy. LAPD moves to fire an officer as part of its growing gang-framing scandal. Cudahy’s mayor takes a stand after jet fuel was dropped on an elementary school.

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January 19, 2020 Episode 101

A new set of sweeps in Echo Park and Hollywood. LA City Council abandons outreach-based encampment cleanups. Nury Martinez is sworn in as City Council President. And Metro puts forward its NextGen bus plan.

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January 13, 2020 Episode 100

Garcetti endorses Biden and a machine is activated. At least 50 people who are homeless are cleared out of Sepulveda Basin, along with several other sweeps. Garcetti and the Trump administration approach a quiet deal on homelessness. And Newsom’s budget is out, along with an endorsement of SB50, which got some changes.

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January 6, 2020 Episode 99

The LAPD lets us know they’re on high alert after Trump’s killing of General Soleimani. Chief Michel Moore has words for hit-and-run drivers. Sheriff Alex Villanueva is disappointed in the media online. And SB50 is back on the table.

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