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The LA Report is a daily roundup of KPCC and LAist reporters, discussing the top news stories in the Los Angeles and Southern California.

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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
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Angry CSU Students, 25th District Special Election Update, and Beaches Reopen
Today, why some CSU students are angry about the fall semester, the latest on Tuesday’s 25th District special election, and a little bit of normalcy returns as beaches reopen.  Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Getting Mental Health Care For Kids, The Toll On Frontline Workers, and Using COVID To Escape Jail
Today, how to provide mental health services for kids who are out of school, the mounting mental health toll the pandemic is having on frontline workers, and a claim that some county jail inmates were planning to use the virus as their ticket to freedom... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: 25th District Special Election, Elective Procedures Return, Childhood Vaccinations Drop, Terminal Island Prison Outbreak
Today, a special election in the 25th district, the return of elective procedures in hospitals, a looming childhood vaccination crisis, and an update on the outbreak in Terminal Island Prison... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: 14.7% Unemployment, Filipino Healthcare Workers, A Mom Embraces Tech
Today, the worst unemployment report in nearly a century; what it's like to live or work in a nursing home; checking in on California's large community of Filipino healthcare workers; and a story of a technophobic mom who’s now embracing a whole new world... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: CA State Budget Devastated, Phase 2 of Reopening Begins Friday, Hollywood's Return, and the Mental Health Impact
Today, the virus is taking a devastating economic toll, getting ready for phase 2 of reopening the state, when we can expect Hollywood to return, and the mental health toll the virus is taking... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Slow Progress Housing Homeless, Cal State's Grim Fiscal Forecast, New Demographic Info
Today, slow progress on housing the homeless, why Cal State faces a grim fiscal future, new demographic info on infections, and the latest on the city council’s housing plans... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Personal Shutdown Experiences, a Child Care Center Reopens, and an Abundance of Sea Urchin
Today, we talk to Angelenos affected by the extended shutdown the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb, a Long Beach child care center reopens, and what to do with all of Santa Barbara’s sea urchin... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: The Reopening Begins, The Fall Semester, Nursing Home Work Permissions, and Theme Parks
Today, businesses reopening on Friday, L.A.’s plans for the fall school semester, new permissions for working in nursing homes, and when you might expect to ride your favorite roller coaster again... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: May Day Labor Protests, Landlords Fight Back, Voting From Home, and Feeding The Hungry
Today, protesting working conditions on May Day, landlords are pushing back against new eviction laws, how we’ll be voting in the stay-at-home era, and we’ll talk to a food aid worker who explains how this crisis is different from others he’s faced. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: L.A. Offers Tests To All Residents, A Local Woman's New Business, and Making Up For "Learning Loss"
Today, widespread coronavirus test availability, the latest on job losses in the county, a growing concern for “lost learning” while kids are out of school, and a recently-unemployed Lynwood woman’s new business... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: The Urgent Need For Childcare Workers, Unemployment Benefit Hurdles, and Surprise Demographic Impacts
Today, which groups are being affected most by coronavirus, how many people are facing difficulties getting unemployment benefits, and the urgent need for childcare workers to return... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Back to School, A Grim Death Milestone, Local Economic Fallout
A grim milestone of total deaths, the latest unemployment updates, how local governments are dealing with the economic fallout, and Gov. Newsom’s ideas for getting kids back in school... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Victim Income Disparity, More Masks, School Grades, and Road Construction
Today, the latest coronavirus numbers, what the county is doing to provide more protective masks, what to expect on your kids’ report cards, and how public construction projects could be affected by fewer cars on local roads... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Low-Income Housing Safety, Immigrant Detainees Released, and A Rise in Nursing Home Cases
Today, the safety of low-income housing, why local immigrants are questioning whether they should seek medical care, why some immigrant detainees are about to be released, and how health officials are reacting to the dramatic rise in coronavirus cases at nursing homes. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Support for L.A.'s Homeless, a Growing Mental Health Crisis, Avoiding the E.R., and New Immigration Rules
Today, developing news on how the city of L.A. is protecting its homeless community, a report on the toll the pandemic is taking on our mental health, why people are avoiding the E.R., and how a new immigration rule may affect local families... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Community Health Clinics, Rent Protection, Plummeting Oil Prices, and Restaurants vs. Insurers
Today we ask: Can local health clinics continue to treat our most vulnerable? What is L.A.'s plan for protecting renters affected by the pandemic? Why have oil prices suddenly hit rock bottom? And why are restaurants now battling with their insurance companies? Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Suspending Immigration, Small Business Loans, Remote Courtrooms, and At-Home Schooling Challenges
Today, President Trump's immigration pause, why small businesses are having trouble getting financial aid, how the court system is adapting to remote working, and what officials are doing to ensure that all kids can attend school at home... Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Grim Budget Numbers, Studying the Spread, and Childcare for Essential Workers
Today, mayor Garcetti's budget announcement, how the pandemic is causing a fiscal crisis at L.A. schools, what we’re learning about just how widespread the virus is, and how essential workers are struggling to find childcare. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Delaying Medical Care, Protecting L.A. Homeless, and Water Supply Safety
Today, our reporters will discuss why people are delaying essential emergency and pediatric care, the latest on measures to protect the homeless, and your water safety questions answered. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Food Industry Workers, Nursing Homes, and Decimated Budgets
Today, we’ll talk about the coronavirus’s impact on assisted living facilities, why reports of domestic violence are on the rise, and the damage the virus is causing to local government budgets. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Unemployment Claims, Street Vendors, and Child Abuse
Today, we’ll talk about financial assistance for the region's unemployed, the challenges L.A.’s ubiquitous street vendors are facing, the effect the pandemic’s had on child abuse reporting, and what local groups are doing to help support black college students. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: Reopening California, Rent Assistance, and Local Budgets
Today, we’ll talk about Gov. Newsom's plan for reopening the state, the growing number of Coronavirus cases aboard the USNS Mercy, new measures intended to help renters in L.A. County, and how the pandemic is expected to affect local government budgets. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
EPISODE Covid-19 Update: School, Traffic, and Strawberries
Today we’ll find out what LAUSD has planned for the remainder of the school year, what’s become of L.A.’s infamous traffic, and what to do about millions of pounds of California-grown strawberries. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
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