LA Podcast

LA Podcast

A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Curbed's Alissa Walker.

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    METRO LA BOOMIN

    We force Bloomberg to Cite Its Sources for its article on LA's "Loud Economic Boom," talk about Nipsey Hussle's legacy with Destination Crenshaw, unpack the Ninth Circuit's ruling on criminalizing homelessness, try to count how many more fired deputies Sheriff Villanueva rehired, and Term Down for What on gang injunctions.

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    LYFTED SHIFTED HIGHER THAN A CEILING

    Alissa went to the Lyft IPO announcement and saw the Mayor! Scott introduces a new segment and theme song! Garcetti said something about tents! The LA Times published a big charter expose and Hayes reads some wild stuff a charter founder wrote! The city disappeared a possible witness against the LAPD! The Sheriff's alleged-abuser friend has a gang tattoo and there's video of him breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house! It's our one year anniversary episode!

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    HOUSE IT GONNA BE

    A whole episode with UCLA urban planning professor Michael Lens, giving us the lowdown on the LA housing crisis and what he thinks we should be doing to get ourselves out of it. Scott and Alissa are on location in Alissa's garage, Hayes is calling in from Vancouver.

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    BUTTERFLY FOR A WHITE GUY

    Alissa, Scott, and Hayes talk about a bunch of big moves in Los Angeles rent control -- a new emergency policy in Inglewood, a package of bills going through the state house, and a new ballot measure for 2020 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Then DANIEL HERNANDEZ, editor of LA Taco, joins to talk about what's coming up for his site and the USC admissions scandal that luckily nobody has covered until this episode.

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    CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOYAN

    Goldberg jackhammers the competition in the LAUSD primary, the Mar Vista road diet gets through City Council, a local homeless charity is tied up in a for-profit college scheme thanks to the Trump administration, Sheriff Villanueva continues to burn his credibility to let his friend Caren Mandoyan keep a gun, and Scott, Alissa and Hayes talk to KPCC's ANNIE GILBERTSON about her work getting access to law enforcement records in use of force cases.

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    WHOOP! (THERE IT IS)

    Whooping cough invades Harvard-Westlake, LAUSD moves forward on a parcel tax, Metro studies Uber and scooter levies, LA changes the way it measures driving, and Paul Koretz has an opinion on SB50. Scott, Alissa and Hayes talk about them all.

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    SHE MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WASTE

    Alissa wrote articles about seniors taking in roommates and blocking off Hollywood Boulevard to cars! Work on Oceanwide Plaza is still stopped -- will we get a better project when it starts again? A new water treatment plan is going to make you drink toilet water! The LA Times is trying to steal the intellectual property of its journalists! Scott and Hayes do the show as well!

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    A LIGHTER SHADE OF RAIL

    Men's Central Jail is being replaced by a mental health facility for inmates! LA kills three natural gas plants! Gavin Newsom killed high speed rail... and then didn't! Kevin De Leon is running for city council, Holly Mitchell for county supervisor! Alex Villanueva is using fake numbers to make jails seem more violent! Lee Baca may actually be going to prison! And Alissa, Scott and Hayes talk about their picks for the LAUSD District 5 election.

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    RAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

    City Hall is infested with rats! One of the biggest construction projects in downtown LA has stopped work! The city dropped all charges against Melina Abdullah! And we're joined by KPCC/LAist's KYLE STOKES to talk about the school board race for LAUSD District 5.

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    CAMPAIGN SUPERNOVA

    Why did Garcetti not run for President? Why did County Supervisors finally stand up to the Sheriff? What gross stuff is the LAPD up to now? How much did it rain last month? Scott, Alissa and Hayes answer all these questions and more.

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