The LA Podcast

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October 26, 2020 Episode 145

A sexual harassment scandal in the Mayor’s Office blows up. New moves against the Sheriff and DA. The City’s headed for a financial cliff. Hollywood NOW at war with itself over endorsements. Target Husk becomes a real boy.

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October 19, 2020 Episode 144

The Council District Four race leaves the rails, never to return. Garcetti plays coy about the Cabinet job he definitely wants. The history of the deadly Exide facility in Vernon, and the deal the federal government approved this week. Metro wants to widen more freeways and tear down your house.

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October 12, 2020 Episode 143

One of the developers that bribed Jose Huizar signs a non-prosecution agreement. LA has to pay the accountant it’s suing over the DWP billing fiasco. David Ryu goes negative against Nithya Raman. More endorsements for George Gascon. Playgrounds are open! And the hosts make ten predictions for what will win and what won’t on November 3rd.

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October 5, 2020 Episode 142

Mayor Garcetti was at the first presidential debate. The LA Times wrote something unfortunate about it. An arrest made in the shooting of two deputies. A different deputy was shot by another deputy. Who is going to run against Alex Villanueva? Three more LAPD officers are charged with falsifying evidence. And we announce our NOVEMBER 2020 VOTER GUIDE

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September 28, 2020 Episode 141

Cuts to Metro go through. Buses will remain too crowded. More beatings of protestors by LASD. A scuffle at an LAPD station. The LA Times reckons with its racist history. In its presence, it makes some endorsements. Councilmember Ryu goes on the offense against Nithya Raman. And EUNISSES HERNANDEZ, co-chair of Yes on Measure J, joins the show to talk about why this county ballot measure is so important.

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September 21, 2020 Episode 140

The earthquake we needed right now. A string of lies from the Sheriff’s department and calls for the Sheriff’s resignation. A report on low usage at cooling centers. Why hotels didn’t participate in Project Roomkey. A “tsunami” of hotel closures. And hasta la vista to LA Al Fresco.

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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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