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Homelessness is up this year across Los Angeles, but veteran homelessness is down. Mayor Eric Garcetti shares his city’s ongoing strategy for dealing with the issue.

Next, one of the foremost experts on homelessness in L.A. responds.

Then, Xeni Jardin explains the debate over encryption happening on Capitol Hill.

Finally, L.A. has become a hub for the EDM industry, and that means some of the world’s biggest superstar DJs, like Skrillex, have made the city their home.

Image: Los Angeles Street Community 

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Laura Swisher
Sarah Sweeney

L.A. Sees Another Rise in Homelessness, Garcetti Reacts 8 MIN, 45 SEC

Homelessness increased in the last year, it’s up 5.7 percent in Los Angeles County, up 11 percent in the City of LA. Visible homelessness, people living in tents, encampments, and in their cars, has more than doubled in the county since 2013. Veteran homelessness, however, is down. That’s all according to findings released this week by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, based on research conducted in January 2016. Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to end veteran homelessness in the city and has made homelessness a central issue during his tenure.

Guests:
Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles (@LAMayorsOffice)

More:
2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Data Shows Significant Drops in Veteran And Family Homelessness Citing Focused Investment

Progress Report on L.A.'s Homeless Problem 7 MIN, 3 SEC

Los Angeles city leaders have promised ambitious efforts to tackle L.A.’s daunting homelessness problem, but the city has a long way to go before those efforts are implemented. Will a recent report that found that homelessness is up again across the city and county be the catalyst for more immediate action?

Guests:
Gary Blasi, Public Counsel (@UCLA_Law)

Web Roundup: Encryption Debate on Capitol Hill 8 MIN, 46 SEC
Laws about encryption on your smartphone are being hotly contested in the halls of Congress these days; meanwhile, the Supreme Court recently made it easier for law enforcement to peek into your digital life.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

More:
boingboing

L.A. is a New Hub for EDM 15 MIN, 38 SEC

Angelenos who are into electronic dance music, or EDM, are in the right place, but it wasn’t always that way. Los Angeles used to be kind of an electronic music backwater. Now, however, the city has become a hub for the industry; and in the age of the superstar DJ, some of the world’s biggest, like Skrillex, have made L.A. their home.

Guests:
Pete Tong, British DJ
Matt McDermott, Resident Advisor

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