The LA Podcast

Episodes

February 15, 2021 Episode 161

More controversy over vaccine prioritization! A little (but not enough) momentum for expanding Project Roomkey! What’s the deal with the LAPD union’s new deal? And the major crisis at the Employment Development Department.

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February 8, 2021 Episode 160

What kind of issues is LA experiencing with vaccine distribution? What’s up with this debate on building preservation right now? Why did the police union finally decide to make a deal to delay their raises? Who’s raising the most money in city races, and from where? And LAUSD Board President KELLY GONEZ joins the show to talk about the recent threat by a Councilmember to sue the district to reopen, and what it’s going to take to make schools safe for kids and teachers.

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February 1, 2021 Episode 159

With deaths still at record highs, are we looking at the other side of the surge? Newsom’s new rules on vaccinations, outdoor dining, evictions, and rent relief. Non-non-violent protest at Dodger Stadium. A former City Councilmember is sentenced to prison. And a big win at the Metro board meeting.

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January 25, 2021 Episode 158

It rained! COVID hospitalizations and tests are falling, but CA’s vaccine rollout is now the worst in the country. What are the ethics of vaccine chasing? And is there actually a new strain? New FEMA guidelines open a path for Project Twomkey. Mitch Englander is about to be sentenced, and the developments Huizar greased get approved in PLUM. Finally, Culver City Vice Mayor and State Senate candidate DANIEL WAYNE LEE joins to talk about Culver City’s unique role as a laboratory for equitable housing policy in the 2020 election.

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January 18, 2021 Episode 157

Rain maybe! Dodger Stadium becomes the biggest vaccination site in the country. When can you get one? Are there more restrictions coming? LAPD and LASD participate in an attempted coup. More information on the deputy who killed Andres Guardado. And looking ahead to Wednesday’s inauguration, Mitch Englander’s sentencing, and whether John Lee will ever be held accountable.

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January 11, 2021 Episode 156

As right-wing riots extended from DC to downtown, what does the end of the Trump administration mean for the next few years in LA? What could the a federal Dem trifecta potentially bring? Plus: new uncertainty around LA’s testing provider, ADEM elections, Prop 22 fallout, and the passing of two LA legends.

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January 4, 2021 Episode 155

Another week of drip cribs, Christian rock rallies, packed malls, and record cases as LA continues to be the epicenter of the global pandemic. George Gascon’s Deputy District Attorneys sue to block his reforms. And we offer a Place and Thank You to the 101 Coffee Shop.

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December 28, 2020 Episode 154

LA County is… once… again… seeing a record number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. But the malls are open! Garcetti, in a surprising break from city council, vetoes the City Council’s LAPD funding reallocation. Nury Martinez makes her City Council committee assignments. RIP SHAKE ALERT LA. And we look back at our predictions for 2020 and make our wishes for 2021.

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December 21, 2020 Episode 153

LA County is now the worldwide epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to rise. What’s next? Mayor Garcetti announces that he won’t be taking a job in the Biden White House. What happened? And a rundown on what to expect for assignments to City Council committees.

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December 14, 2020 Episode 152

COVID hospitalizations continue to surge in Los Angeles County. Preparations for vaccine distribution begin. A local judge puts onerous requirements on future public health closures. LA’s new DA is making huge changes. Governor Newsom gets to make another high profile appointment. And Garcetti’s cabinet hopes are fading fast.

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