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LA Mayor: Our work isn’t 2020 yet, it's in flipping the House in 2018 14 MIN, 11 SEC

Eric Garcetti talks about his call to end homelessness and what that looks like. He wants to put emergency shelters in every council district, and disputes criticism that 1500 beds is a drop in the bucket. Also: why won’t he call LA a sanctuary city, and what about running for president in 2020?


Mayor Eric Garcetti at KCRW by Amy Ta. 

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

More:
Mayor Garcetti on homelessness and his political future

How will the LA Times cover City Hall from El Segundo? 8 MIN, 43 SEC

The LA Times has suffered through ownership changes, budget cuts, and newsroom layoffs. Now Patrick Soon-Shiong is close to finalizing a deal to buy the paper for half a billion dollars. He met with the staff on Friday to talk about his vision for the Times, which includes moving the office to El Segundo.

Guests:
Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times (@robinabcarian)

More:
Sleepy little El Segundo is suddenly on the radar and fighting to keep its small-town identity

How young and old activists define feminism 14 MIN, 37 SEC

Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion” is her 12th book. She began writing it years before the “MeToo” movement, but it couldn’t have landed at a more appropriate time. The book begins with the novel’s protagonist – 18-year-old Greer – being assaulted by a guy at a frat party. Then she meets an older feminist icon named Faith, who becomes her mentor and champion. The book tracks Greer and Faith’s complicated friendship and tells a broader story of how feminism is being defined by young and older activists.


Author Meg Wolitzer. Photo by Nina Subin.  

Guests:
Meg Wolitzer, author, "The Female Persuasion" (@MegWolitzer)

Pulitzer goes to Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar 9 MIN, 8 SEC

Rapper and Compton-native Kendrick Lamar won the the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his latest studio album “DAMN.” He’s the first non-jazz or classical musician to win the prize.

Guests:
Craig Jenkins, New York magazine (@CraigSJ)
Todd Boyd, University of Southern California (@DrToddBoyd)

CREDITS

Image of mayor Eric Garcetti at KCRW by Amy Ta. 

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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