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EPISODE L.A. County votes to allow school reopening applications. Plus: Disney to lay off 28,000; Thousands may go uncounted in Census.
On today's show: L.A. County supervisors vote to allow waiver applications for in-person learning in schools; L.A. Comic-Con says it's confident that it will hold its popular conference in-person in December; Census officials  voice concerns that thousands of Angelos may go uncounted in the confusion over the count's end date; And we speak to the creator of a new documentary called "The New West and the Politics of the Environment”. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The dangerous trend of driving vehicles into crowds of protesters; Santa Ana winds may intensify wildfires; A 101-year old recalls a century of L.A.
On today's show: we'll look at the dangerous trend of driving vehicles into crowds of protesters; what to expect as the Santa Ana winds arrive during an intense wildfire season; and a conversation with one of L.A.'s oldest residents. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why grocery stores are still sold out of many items; Tips on understanding this year's ballot props; The latest on the census count of L.A.'s homeless
On today's show: We'll explain why many items in grocery stores are still sold out during the pandemic; Where to learn about – and understand – the many props on this year's ballot; and an update on this week's census count of L.A.'s homeless. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Investigators seek cause of Bobcat Fire; LAUSD parents file class action lawsuit; Breonna Taylor protests in DTLA; Dodger Stadium opens for voting
On today's show: officials investigate the cause of the Bobcat Fire, which has burned nearly 114,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains; Parents of LAUSD students file a class action lawsuit, accusing them of providing unequal education during the pandemic; the latest from downtown L.A., where protesters gathered in the wake of the Breonna Taylor decision; And Dodger Stadium announces plans to open its doors for voting with a view... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE California announces plan to phase out the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. Also: L.A. closer to reopening, "Project Roomkey" winds down, and a new Head at Cal State.
On today's show: Gov. Newsom announces a plan to phase out the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035; Why L.A. County may be getting closer to an economic reopening as case rates continue to drop; A project to house L.A.'s homeless during the pandemic is winding down after it fell short of its goals; And Cal State makes a decision on its new chancellor... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Disney asks Gov. Newsom to allow its theme parks to reopen. Plus: Voting need-to-know, L.A.'s high end hotels go vacant, and O.C. green-lights in-person learning
On today's show: Helpful information on voting this coming Election Day; A plea from Disney to allow its theme parks to reopen; A grim outlook for LA's high end hotels; and Orange County gives the green light to in-person learning. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A new report finds the California unemployment program rife with delays and fraud. Plus: Bobcat fire surpasses 100,000 acres; Tallying L.A.'s homeless for the census; An all-virtual Emmy Awards.
On today's show: The latest on the Bobcat fire, which has now surpassed 100,000 acres; A new report finds the California EDD program rife with delays and fraud; The census count of the city's homeless is about to begin; And a review of a very different Emmy Awards. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A new report faults prisons for nearly 3,000 infected inmates. Plus: The struggle for working moms, and LAUSD's plans to slash its police budget.
On today's show: A new report on coronavirus in L.A. County prisons, where thousands of inmates have tested positive; We talk to working moms about how they're balancing jobs and family during the pandemic; The latest on L.A. Unified's plan to slash its school police budget; And concern for a community of historic mountain cabins that are now being threatened by wildfires. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Bobcat Fire now at 50,000 acres; NTSB issues report on 2019 boat fire that killed 34; Dozens contract COVID in Adelanto ICE facility; Tenet disappoints at box office
On today's show: The latest on the Bobcat fire, which is now at over 50,000 acres and prompting new evacuations; What's in the NTSB's new report on the 2019 Conception boat fire off the coast of Santa Barbara that killed 34; Why dozens of immigrant detainees have contracted coronavirus at an Adelanto ICE facility; And how disappointing box office numbers for Christopher Nolan'sTenet could put a damper on the reopening of theaters. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Correcting Sheriff Villanueva's misleading claims about the arrest of reporter Josie Huang; Mt. Wilson Observatory spared from Bobcat fire, for now; A 2020 Census reality check
On today's show: The latest on the Bobcat Fire, which continues to burn over 44,000 acres near the Mt. Wilson Observatory; Correcting Sheriff Villanueva's misleading claims about the arrest of reporter Josie Huang; Why the shooting of two sheriff's deputies could affect law enforcement's relationship with local communities; And we spoke to the residents of Lynwood for a reality check on the 2020 Census... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Wildfires threaten to overtake Mt. Wilson Observatory. Plus: Lawsuit over 2020 census layoff docs; An FBI task force arrests 18 alleged gang members; Advocacy groups oppose Prop. 15
On today's show: the latest on the massive El Dorado and Bobcat Fires which continue to burn and threaten local communities; the federal government's response to a request for 2020 census documents; details on an FBI task force that resulted in the arrest of 18 alleged Asian gang members; And why some minority advocacy groups are opposing Prop. 15. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the shooting of two L.A. Sheriff's deputies in Compton, plus the arrest of KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang; Bobcat & El Dorado fires; LAUSD to test all students and staff for COVID-19
On today's show: the latest on the shooting of two L.A. Sheriff's deputies in Compton on Saturday, including the subsequent arrest of KPCC-LAist reporter Josie Huang; An update on the status of the Bobcat and El Dorado fires; And LAUSD announces plans to start offering coronavirus tests to all students and staff... (Warning: contains graphic audio) Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why Cal State employees are worried that patchwork COVID-19 policies are putting their health at risk. Plus: Grading remote learners, tips on surviving a wildfire, and diversity in Hollywood.
On this weekend's show: Why CSU employees are worried that patchwork COVID-19 policies are putting their health at risk; How remote learning is exposing problems with how teachers grade students; Some tips on how to survive if you find yourself trapped by a wildfire; And details from a new report on diversity in Hollywood. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Fires are causing air quality to plummet; State financial assistance for the jobless; L.A. Sheriff blocks Dijon Kizzee's autopsy report; The race for L.A.'s District 2
On today's show: Why ongoing wildfires are causing air quality to plummet; An update on financial assistance for the state’s unemployed; Why the L.A. County Sheriff is blocking the release of an autopsy report in the death of Dijon Kizzee (KIZ-zee); And the latest on the race for Supervisor of L.A.’s District 2. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why this Halloween will be nothing but tricks; Fires adding to mental health misery; Plan to house homeless hits financial snag; Increasing diversity in Hollywood;
On today's show: How the events of 2020 are creating a mental health crisis; A plan to build housing for the homeless hits a financial snag; How the film industry is responding to calls for increased diversity; And another of our favorite holidays falls victim to COVID-19. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the ongoing wildfires; A judge orders census to continue; How to volunteer on Election Day; Checking in with teachers
On today's show: the latest on the ongoing wildfires burning in Southern California; Why a judge has ordered the 2020 Census to continue despite the Trump administration's attempts to end it early; What you need to know if you're thinking of volunteering at a polling location this Election Day; And we check in with some teachers about the challenges they're facing during this unusual fall semester. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A new startup aims to renovate low-income homes for free. Plus: A new bridge in the Port of Long Beach, and a color-coded guide to reopening restaurants.
On today's show: a new startup aims to renovate homes in low income communities for free; A massive new replacement bridge is set to open at the Port of Long Beach; And details on a color-coded reopening plan for restaurants. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A record-breaking heatwave is coming this weekend. Plus: Dijon Quisi, census worker layoffs, and the race to repair a major natural gas leak.
On today's show: The latest on the shooting death of Dijon Quisi by L.A. County Sheriffs; New claims that census workers are being laid off before the count is completed; A local utility company scrambles to repair a natural gas leak; and a potentially record-breaking heatwave will make for a sweltering – and potentially dangerous – holiday weekend. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the killing of a 29-year-old man by L.A. Sheriff's Deputies. Plus: L.A. City Council declares fiscal emergency, and a proposal to make the L.A. Metro completely free.
Today: The latest on the killing of a 29-year-old man by L.A. Sheriff's Deputies; The L.A. City Council declares a fiscal emergency as the pandemic continues to devastate the city budget; Details on a bold plan to make the entire L.A. Metro system free for everyone; And why the Census Bureau may prematurely halt knocking on doors... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Gov. Newsom signs eviction protection bill into law. Plus: Freelancer labor law exemptions, Sheriff's deputies kill a man in South L.A., and school layoffs in Santa Monica and Malibu.
On today's show: Aaron Mendelson reports on a new eviction protection law that's been signed by Gov. Newsom; David Wagner on a bill that could exempt freelancers and other independent workers from strict new labor laws; Frank Stoltze has the latest on the killing of a man by South LA sheriff's deputies; And Mariana Dale discusses layoffs coming to the Santa Monica and Malibu school districts. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on California's tiered reopening plan. Plus: college campus pandemic safety, shots fired at a local Trump rally, and remembering Chadwick Boseman.
Today, the latest on the state's reopening plans; Why many college students are taking online classes but still living on campus; A report of shots fired at a Trump rally in Woodland Hills; And a look back at Chadwick Boseman's impact on the entertainment industry. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why are many nursing home residents still stuck indoors? Plus: a mental health program for people of color, 50th anniversary of Chicano Moratorium, and the L.A. Zoo reopens.
Today, why local nursing home residents are feeling trapped inside their facilities; a program aimed to address mental health for people of color; how Los Angeles is observing the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium; and some good news about the L.A. Zoo. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why an increasing number of young Latinos are dying from COVID-19. Plus: L.A. settles Villanueva harassment lawsuit, McClain family files legal complaint, and pro athletes walk off the field.
Today, a settlement in the lawsuit surrounding the harassment of the outgoing L.A. County CEO by Sheriff Alex Villanueva; A new UCLA report finds an increase of deaths in young latinos; The family of Anthony McClain files a complaint against the city of Pasadena; and professional athletes walk off the field to protest racial injustice. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE When will L.A. resume jury trials? Plus: another fatal house party shooting, a donor fallout at Cal State Fullerton, and LAUSD looks into on-campus childcare
Today, LA County Courts plan to resume jury trials; Another fatal shooting at an L.A. party house; A fallout between Cal State Fullerton and a big money donor; And how LAUSD is looking into offering on-campus childcare. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why Universal Basic Income is becoming an appealing financial relief option. Plus: A homeless program is behind its goals, and remembering the life of a popular L.A. restauranteur
Today, an ambitious program to house the homeless finds itself far behind its goal; Why Universal Basic Income is becoming an appealing financial relief option for struggling cities; We remember the life of popular L.A. restaurant founder Hee Sook Lee; And a new entry in our series of essays "Race in L.A.". Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE What's next for financial assistance for the unemployed; Another water main burst near UCLA; What to expect at the RNC
Today, the latest on financial aid for the unemployed, now that the $600 per week federal program has ended; A water main burst near UCLA for the second time in six years, raising concerns about the area’s aging infrastructure; What we can expect from California Republicans as the RNC kicks off on Monday; And a wrap-up our hit podcast California City. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Unemployment payment questions and answers, 2020 Census challenges, and the latest updates on childcare in L.A.
Today, we’ll look at how LA County is faring in this very unique census year; some pressing questions answered surrounding unemployment payments; and the latest updates – plus a new online guide – on childcare in the region... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Some SoCal schools have been granted waivers to reopen for in-person learning. Plus: the state of the film industry, and plummeting air quality
Today, schools in parts of Southern California prepare to re-open for in-person learning; the state of the film industry after a dismal summer; how high temperatures and wildfires are affecting air quality; and celebrating the 50th anniversary of an historic event in California history. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why the intense heat is making fighting wildfires more difficult. Plus: Rent relief, help for immigrants, and energy saving tips.
Today, how the intense heat is stressing firefighting resources; the latest on relief for renters struggling to make ends meet, as well as immigrants who are here illegally. And then, some tips on how you can conserve energy and reduce stress on the power grid. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Back-to-school updates from our education reporters. Plus: LAist is now on Alexa.
In today’s show we’ll go back to school with our education reporters, and talk about what the fall semester looks like during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE LAUSD announces a massive coronavirus testing plan for schools. Plus: Californians at the DNC, and fighting wildfires in triple-digit heat.
In today’s show: Californians are set to play a major role as the DNC kicks off this week; LAUSD announces a massive coronavirus testing plan for schools; How triple-digit temperatures are affecting the state’s wildfires; And what happened when we asked local families to spend a year documenting their lives. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why do utility companies cut power during wildfires? Plus: protecting farmworkers from coronavirus, and Nick Quah talks pornographic podcasts
Today, an update on the Lake Fire – now in its third day; The L.A. City Council steps in to help businesses in historic locations; What’s being done to protect farmworkers; and Servant of Pod’s Nick Quah joins me to talk about pornographic podcasts. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE 'Servant of Pod with Nick Quah,' Episode 11: "A Brief Peek at Audio Erotica"
We invite you to listen to "A Brief Peek at Audio Erotic," from Servant of Pod with Nick Quah. There’s this somewhat parodic but also very real assertion that pornography tends to be at the forefront of new technologies: high-speed internet video, virtual reality, that kind of thing. Podcasting isn’t a new technology at all, of course, but we were interested in the question: how does pornography — and erotica, which is different but related — intersect with the current boom in on-demand audio? This week, Nick spoke with three guests who come at this question from different angles: Caroline Spiegel, the CEO of Quinn, an audio erotica startup; Alex Klein, a representative from Pornhub, and Girl on the Net, an independent creator.  Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. UCLA Extension Fall Quarter starts September 28. Enroll now at https://www.uclaextension.edu/ Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the Lake Fire in Lake Hughes. Plus: L.A. Sheriff announcements, new data on nursing home deaths, and on update on L.A.'s 14th District.
Today, the latest on the Lake Fire in Lake Hughes; a major announcement by the L.A. County Sheriff; new data on the number of nursing home coronavirus deaths for people of color; and the latest on who will represent L.A.’s 14th District. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE California's eviction protections could end September 1st. What happens next? Plus: Cal State's ethnic studies leadership battle, and why restaurants are fed up with delivery apps.
Today, a deadline for resuming evictions is delayed; A battle over leadership at Cal State’s new College of Ethnic Studies; Why restaurants are fed up with food delivery apps; And a teacher revives an old-school concept for getting books into the hands of readers. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Joe Biden choses California's Kamala Harris as his running mate. Plus: testing delays at nursing homes, and tension between charter and public schools
Today, Joe Biden finally makes his VP announcement; the mother of one teen wrongly detained by Santa Clarita police looks for answers; questions surrounding delays in coronavirus testing at nursing homes; and tensions flare between L.A.’s charter and public schools. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE What will President Trump's executive orders mean for unemployed Californians? Plus: questions surrounding school reopening wavers, and watching a cluster of recent earthquakes
Today, California reacts to President Trump’s weekend executive orders; The latest coronavirus numbers from around LA County; Questions are being raised about schools who want to reopen through the state’s waiver program; And keeping an eye on a recent cluster of earthquakes. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A step-by-step guide to getting unemployment benefits in California. Plus: local childcare facilities see rising infection rates, and documenting school racism on social media
Today, a step-by-step guide to getting unemployment benefits; A pair of women who took to social media to document racist behavior in schools; Why infection rates are rising among childcare workers, and a preview of the next episode of our podcast California City. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A grim coronavirus milestone approaches for L.A. County. Plus: Making sense of the job market, Chinatown residents fight for their homes, and big companies take over small town water systems.
Today, a grim coronavirus milestone approaches for L.A. County; Making sense of the pandemic job market; An update on the fight by a group of Chinatown residents to remain in their apartments; And the issues small cities face when big companies take over their aging water systems. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A new report highlights gender pay gap in L.A. Plus: cracking down on coronaparties, and discrepancies in the state testing system
Today, a new report highlights disparities in the salaries of men and women who work for the city of LA; A motion aimed at cracking down on coronavirus parties; Discrepancies in the state testing system; and the story of a celebrity photographer who turned his camera toward regular people during the pandemic. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Compton mayor speaks out against injustice by county sheriffs. Plus: L.A. supes debate social services funding, and massive losses for Disney.
Today, the mayor of Compton speaks out against injustice by county sheriffs; LA supervisors deliberate over social services funding; Big losses mount for the Walt Disney Company; And why – if it isn’t obvious – large private parties are a really bad idea. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the Apple Fire now burning in Riverside. Plus: José Huizar pleads "not guilty", and LAUSD and teachers reach agreement on reopening
Today, LA City Councilman José Huizar pleads “not guilty” on corruption charges; Communities come together to clean up after recent protests; The latest on the Apple Fire now burning in Riverside County; and LAUSD and teachers agree on how to reopen schools. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A new how-to series on surviving the pandemic in L.A. Plus: Mental health resources, and a reckoning about racism
Today, a new how-to series on surviving the pandemic in L.A., a resource guide for mental health, and how 2020’s racial reckoning will help inform the topics we cover. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why are L.A. charter schools taking out PPP loans? Plus: U.C. faces stiff budget cuts, and the legitimacy of mail-in voting.
Today, we investigate why LA charter schools have been taking out PPP loans; a vote on whether the University of California will face an $80 million budget cut; and separating truth from fiction on mail-in voting. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE California lawmakers address Washington’s inaction on pandemic relief. Plus: fining PPP litterers, and OC's fight to reopen schools
Today, California lawmakers address Washington’s inaction on pandemic relief, a debate on whether to fine people who litter protective gear, and the ongoing fight in Orange County over the reopening of school campuses. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Mayor Garcetti announces major LAPD reforms. Plus: Improving mental healthcare, L.A.'s "Green New Deal" trees, and this year's Emmy nominees.
Today, the LAPD announces major reforms; Why access to mental health care needs to improve; The latest on the plan to plant nearly a hundred thousand trees in L.A.; and John Horn will join us to discuss this year’s Emmy nominees. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A big victory for childcare providers. Plus: Film festival cancelations, and Sheriff Villanueva gets heated on social media
Today, a big victory for child care providers who voted to unionize; How film promoters are dealing with the cancelation of festivals; and what to make of LA County Alex Villanueva’s increasingly heated language on social media. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Angelenos fear mass evictions as rent amnesty is set to expire. Plus: The future of Defund the Police, and a racial reckoning for John Muir.
Today, Angelenos fear mass evictions as rent amnesty is set to expire; The future of the Defund the Police movement; A famous California explorer faces a racial reckoning; and a SoCal city is in danger of losing its baseball team. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest updates on DACA, a big win for conservationists, and the kind of changes needed in Hollywood
Today, an update on a program that protects undocumented children; Congress hands conservationists a victory; A discussion on the changes needed in Hollywood; and a preview of the next episode of the LAist podcast California City. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE An update on the investigation into the injury of an LAist reporter by Long Beach police. Also: How hospitals are managing a surge, and joblessness in the arts industry
Today, an update on the investigation into the May 31st injury of an LAist reporter at the hands of Long Beach police, how hospitals are managing during a surge in coronavirus infections, and why the joblessness rate in the arts and entertainment industry continues to rise. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on a plan to divert L.A. County funds to Angelenos in need. Plus: Cal State system to promote ethnic studies, and childcare providers' upcoming unionization vote.
Today, a plan to divert county funds to low-income Angelenos; The Trump Administration’s new attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census; A proposed change to the Cal State University system to encourage ethnic studies; and California childcare providers’ upcoming vote on whether to unionize. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Some good news in the latest COVID-19 numbers. Plus: A summer movie season without movies, and another unusual change to the coming school year.
Today, some possible good news in the latest coronavirus numbers; The latest hospitalization data from L.A. County; A preview of some of the unusual changes in the coming school year; And to what to make of a summer movie season without any movies. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Getty employees join chorus of those speaking up over systemic racism. Plus: Glendale's school reopening plans, and a celestial visitor makes a rare appearance.
Today, employees of the Getty speak up over systemic racism; Why Pacific Islanders have such a high rate of coronavirus; more school districts may have to start the fall semester at home; and a faraway visitor shines bright in the night sky. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE L.A.'s unemployed wonder what's next as unemployment relief is set to expire. Plus: updates on the death of a Palmdale boy in 2014, and the latest pandemic numbers from O.C.
Today, the latest developments on the tragic death of an 8 year old Palmdale boy in 2014; an update on coronavirus unemployment relief that is set to soon expire; the latest pandemic numbers in Orange County; and a virtual event on race in L.A. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE An iconic annual event is cancelled due to the pandemic. Plus: LA's homeless treatment lawsuit, a Riverside hospital seeks fed assistance, and writers and agents battle.
Today, an iconic annual event is cancelled due to the pandemic; A major lawsuit over the treatment of LA’s homeless population; Why a large Riverside hospital is seeking federal assistance, and the latest on the yearlong battle between Hollywood writers and agents. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE What to expect after a weekend of record-breaking heat. Plus: An early release program begins at Adelanto
Today, we’ll discuss just how hot it was over the weekend – and what to expect as the summer continues; An early release program begins at Adelanto ICE Processing Center; And a new podcast that tells the story of California City – a town in the Mojave desert where immigrants were deceptively sold on the American Dream. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE 'Servant of Pod with Nick Quah,' Episode 6: “Hank Green on Big Money in Podcasting"
Introducing a new show from LAist Studios, "Servant of Pod with Nick Quah." A show about the culture of podcasting.  In episode 6, veteran YouTuber, Hank Green is familiar with what happens when a quirky community starts seeing serious money, and grows up to become something else. This week, Nick talks to Green, who also makes podcasts, about whether he sees the same thing happening to podcasting.  Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Cal Tech’s new podcast The Lonely Idea thelonelyidea.caltech.edu Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on Gov. Newsom’s mandate to close indoor businesses again. Also: Schools are staying closed, and a rent relief program kicks off.
Today, the latest on Governor Newsom’s mandate to close most indoor businesses, and why school campuses won’t be reopening any time soon. Then, why LA’s animal wet markets could be shutting down, and who’s eligible for a rent relief program that starts this week. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why some psychiatric facilities are denying visitors. Plus: A Burbank diner owner talks survival, updates on Project Roomkey, and the return of the film set.
On today’s show we’re joined by Robert Garrova who talks about visitation rights in psychiatric facilities; Julia Paskin talks to a Burbank diner owner about surviving through the pandemic; Matt Tonoco answers some questions surrounding homeless shelter plan Project Roomkey; and John Horn talks about the return of filming in L.A. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Looking to South Korea for COVID testing success. Plus: Conditions at low income housing, and who in L.A. is getting the most PPP money.
On today’s show we’re joined by Emily Guerin who dives deep into L.A.’s PPP loan data; Josie Huang talks to a woman who looks to Korea for improving our COVID testing; Aaron Mendelson on the dirty and dangerous conditions in low income housing; and a preview of the new LAist Studios podcast...California Love. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE How the surge in COVID cases is affecting test availability. Plus: an update on the killing of Andres Guardado, and sewer payment relief for shuttered businesses.
On today’s show we’re joined by Jackie Fortier with updates on the coronavirus surge; Robert Garrova has the latest on the killing of Andres Guardado; Sharon McNary on how small business may be eligible for some financial relief; and Leslie Berenstein discusses Angelenos’ views on ethnicity and race. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Police use force on Black Angelenos at dramatically higher rates, data shows. Plus: hospitals prep for another surge, PPP loans in L.A., and an environmental win in Pasadena.
On today’s show we’re joined by Aaron Mendelson who talks about the police’s use of force on people of color; Elly Yu on how hospitals are preparing for the next surge; Emily Guerin tells us who’s getting PPP loans in LA; and Sharon McNary with an environmental win in Pasadena. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on this weekend's wildfire in Santa Clarita. Plus: Concerns over another contagion, a new shelter in San Pedro, and Hamilton comes home.
Today, the first major wildfire of the season, concerns about another infectious disease while we focus on COVID-19, a new shelter for homeless in San Pedro, and a Broadway smash comes to the living room. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why mask wearing in schools has become political in OC. Plus: Maskless LAPD officers, COVID testing delays mount, and what happens when women of color go missing.
Today, why so many LAPD officers have been seen without masks, how mask wearing in schools has become political in Orange County, why COVID testing delays are increasing, and a preview of a story that talks about what happens when women of color go missing. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the LAUSD police chief resignation. Plus: Why many employees are reluctant to return to work.
Today, why some employees are reluctant to return to work as businesses reopen, a big resignation in the LAUSD police force, why Facebook banned an anti-government group, and a firsthand account of the very strange experience of returning to a public pool. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on LAUSD's vote to cut millions from its police budget. Plus: A police de-escalation program for Black youth, and rising anti-Asian discrimination.
Today, the LAUSD votes to cut millions from its police budget, a new program that helps Black students interact with campus police, a prison release plan gone wrong, and a report on the rising rate of anti-Asian discrimination. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why are armed police the first people called when a homeless person is in crisis? Plus: Remembering the great Carl Reiner.
On today’s show, we’ll take a look at the history of racism in the Antelope Valley, and discuss why armed police are often the first people called when a homeless person is in crisis. We’ll also hear what Congresswoman Karen Bass thinks of the current unrest, and we’ll pay tribute to the late, great TV pioneer, Carl Reiner. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Health officials issue dire warnings about our system's capacity. Plus: Bars are ordered to close again.
Today, COVID-19 cases continue to rise, once again straining local public health infrastructure. It’s also forcing state and local officials to make some drastic revisions to the LA County budget. And, even though they reopened less than two weeks ago, county bars have been ordered to close again. All of that is coming up. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why the coronavirus is surging to record levels in California. Plus: Disney renames a controversial ride, unemployment racial disparities, and Long Beach PD is accused of threats on Facebook
Today, why the coronavirus rate is back up at record levels, why Disney is about to rename a controversial ride, a look at racial and gender disparities in unemployment, and why the Long Beach police are being questioned over a threatening Facebook post. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why L.A. childcare workers are seeking to unionize. Plus: an Affirmative Action ballot measure, a change of plans for Disney, and help with utility bills
Today, a ballot measure to repeal the Affirmative Action ban, why child care workers are seeking to unionize, a change of plans for the reopening of Disneyland, and a new utility bill debt forgiveness plan. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest updates on the LAUSD school police reform vote. Plus: Why is the suicide rate among Black Americans rising?
Today, the latest updates on the LAUSD school police reform vote, why the suicide rate among Black Americans is rising, a grim new economic forecast from UCLA, and a growing concern about high school students who may decide not to return. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE An L.A. City Councilman has been arrested on corruption charges. Plus: ICE misconduct at Adelanto, Trump's visa executive order, and more rent relief is coming.
Today, an arrest of a city councilman, a new investigation into law enforcement misconduct at a local prison, why many work visas will be suspended, and an increase in rent relief funds. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the police shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado. Plus: calls for dismantling school police grow, and L.A.'s influence on immigrants' home countries
Today, the latest on the police shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, LAUSD urges caution as calls for dismantling police grow, why LACMA received a big federal coronavirus loan, and how life in LA influences immigrants’ countries back home. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE We cover the Juneteenth protests in DTLA. Plus: guidelines for nursing home visitors, what's next for DACA, and bars reopen this weekend.
Today, we cover the Juneteenth protests in downtown LA, new guidelines for nursing home visitors, what’s next for DACA recipients, and what to expect as bars reopen for business this weekend. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A Supreme Court victory for DACA. Plus: Dreamers' reactions, a state mask mandate, and fighting wildfires during the pandemic.
Today, the Supreme Court makes its decision on the fate of DACA, a statewide mandatory mask-wearing rule is announced, and how firefighters are preparing to battle wildfires during the pandemic. For the latest updates visit laist.com/latest Help support the content you love by donating to LAist Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The Supreme Court prepares to rule on the fate of DACA. Plus: a new crisis "warm line", high prison infection rates, and a proposed luxury rental tax.
Today, a new phone resource for mental health sufferers, how prisons are addressing high coronavirus infection rates, a proposed tax on vacant luxury rentals, and a ruling on the fate of DACA. Plus: a new podcast announcement. For the latest updates visit laist.com/latest Help support the content you love by donating to LAist Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE LAUSD students are demanding changes to school policing. Plus: joblessness in the Black community, and your thoughts on reopening
Today, LAUSD students demand changes to school policing, why joblessness is hitting Black communities so hard, an alarming trend in COVID hospitalizations, and we find out what listeners think about the reopening process so far. For the latest updates visit laist.com/latest Help support the content you love by donating to LAist Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The latest on the hanging of a black man in Palmdale. Plus: LAPD budget talks intensify, and why your trash isn't getting recycled.
Today, the latest on the news of a black man who was found hanged in Palmdale last week, why discussions over LAPD funding are intensifying, why your trash isn’t getting recycled, and reflections on what one of our producers calls “the hidden cost of inherited blackness”. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A Pasadena nursing home has been evacuated. Plus: more reopenings, a rise in homelessness, and an essay on self-care.
Today, an evacuation at a Pasadena nursing home, an update on the next phase of reopening, the latest numbers on LA’s homeless population, and a personal essay on self-care. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Will voters overturn a ban on affirmative action? Plus: coronavirus spikes in prisons, and a desperate need for more public housing
Today, a massive coronavirus spike in state prisons, overturning a ban on affirmative action, a surge in requests for public housing, and a new crowd-sourced project on race in LA. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Police reform activists present a list of demands. Plus: An eye doctor who treats protestors for free, and retail stores get green light to reopen.
Today, police reform activists present a list of demands, a decision on last year’s killing of an unarmed man in Costco by an off-duty LAPD officer, a doctor who’s been treating protestors for free, and we check in with westside stores who are finally reopening their doors. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE L.A. joins the nationwide police reform movement. Plus: Tensions between teacher and police unions, and a coming Supreme Court DACA decision.
Today, LA joins the nationwide police reform movement, mounting tensions between teacher and police unions, the status of Gov. Newsom’s promised pop-up childcare centers, and a Supreme Court decision that could determine the fate of DACA recipients. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE California releases 62-page guidelines for reopening schools. Plus: charges dropped against curfew violators, an alarming virus spike, and the approaching wildfire season.
Today, a decision by prosecutors on whether to press charges against curfew violators, an alarming coronavirus spike in one community, what’s in the newly-released guidelines for reopening schools, and one more thing to worry about: the approaching wildfire season. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE How prepared are we for a major earthquake? Also: Lawyers demand amnesty for protesters, and BLM support from the medical community
Today, why lawyers are demanding amnesty for arrested protesters, how the medical community is supporting Black Lives Matter, and the answer to the question: With everything we’re faced with, are we prepared for a major earthquake? Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Mayor Garcetti announces LAPD reforms. Also: An alarming rise in coronavirus cases
Today, which reforms could be coming to the LAPD, an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, and a personal perspective on race, as part of our new project “Race in LA”. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE How to talk to your kids about what's going on. Plus: redirecting LAPD's budget and fall semester updates
Today, an update on demonstrations in Hollywood, why some want to reallocate LAPD’s budget, how to talk to your kids about current events, and an update on the fall semester. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE "Black And Tired In This American Newsroom"
Today, why tensions ran high at today’s police commission meeting, how residents feel about law enforcement, the role of L.A. Metro in the protests, and a moving essay about growing up black in America. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE A weekend of protests, violence, and mandatory curfews. Plus: demonstrations are causing COVID testing sites to close.
Today, we talk to our reporters who were on the ground covering protests in Santa Monica and Downtown, questioning the effectiveness of mandatory curfews, and how demonstrations have forced COVID testing sites to close. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Reactions and an arrest in the killing of George Floyd. Plus: L.A. restaurants get the green light to reopen
Today, an arrest in the death of George Floyd, columnist Erick Galindo shares his thoughts on race relations, how schools are planning to reopen amidst massive budget cuts, and a green light for restaurants to open their doors. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Last night's DTLA Black Lives Matter protests. Plus: Retail stores are set to reopen, and a graduation story for our times
Today, we discuss last night’s Black Lives Matter protests, how more retail stores will be allowed to reopen this week, and the story of a unique graduation for unique times. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE What to expect when schools and gyms reopen. Plus: mental health resources, and a local nurse's touching story
Today, what to expect when schools and gyms reopen, a collection of mental health resources, and the story of a local nurse whose family was deeply affected by coronavirus. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Big changes are coming to L.A. delivery rooms. Plus: investigating nursing homes, meatpacking plant outbreaks, and corporate landlords
Today, L.A. supervisors assign an Inspector General to investigate nursing homes, questions about an outbreak at a local meatpacking facility, the role of corporate landlords in economic recovery, and some changes to the way you’ll give birth. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE What does this summer mean for baseball, swimming, and dining out?
Today, an update on unemployment extensions, the future of the Major League Baseball season, the safety of swimming pools, and how we might be eating out this summer. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why is West LA so far behind on the 2020 census? Also: A program to get people and cars sharing LA streets
Today, the latest numbers from a grim new jobs report, why West LA is behind on census reporting, a program to get people and vehicles sharing roads, and a profile of one of the county’s 2,000 coronavirus victims... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The University of California drops SAT requirement for admissions
UC schools vote to eliminate standardized testing for admission, why the toll at nursing homes is disproportionately high for people of color, the challenges faced by those released early from prison, and a battle over the Kobe Bryant crash investigation. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Why are more people dying in their homes? Also: LAUSD funding cuts, homeless encampments, and places of worship
Today, how much of LA’s education funding may be at risk, why more people are dying in their homes, the latest on an order banning homeless encampments, and how to safely reopen places of worship... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE California's Undocumented Immigrants Can Now Apply For Financial Help
Today, some financial relief for undocumented immigrants, concerns about mental health funding, and the emotional health of children who’ve been out of school for months... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE The World of Secret Haircuts, AP Tests Marred By Glitches, and The ACLU Files Suits Against Federal Prisons
Today, why federal prisons are being sued by the ACLU, why students are having trouble taking their A.P. exams, how colleges differ in their approach to reopening in the fall, and how some desperate Angelenos in need of a haircut are going underground... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Can Our Poop Be A Coronavirus Early Warning System?
Today, overcrowded housing is putting essential workers at risk, the pandemic’s impact on LA’s Cambodian-American community, a conversation with struggling restaurant owners, and a possible coronavirus early warning system – from a place you might not expect... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Gov. Newsom's May Budget Numbers Indicate Big Cuts Are Coming
Today, Gov. Newsom released his May budget revision. The message? Expect big cuts across the board. We’ll talk about what this means for schools, healthcare, our social safety net, and our ability to handle disasters... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
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