FROM Laurie Ochoa
Who bought the LA Weekly? The group Semanal is buying the LA Weekly. There’s not much known about Semanal -- what it is, who’s behind it, and what it plans to do with the Weekly. The Weekly is already a much thinner version of its old self. But it used to be the go-to independent paper for Angelenos.
Can a Printed Literary Magazine Thrive in LA? We've heard a lot about the end of print journalism, printed essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry and portrait writing. Now some veteran editors and journalists are going against the tide with a full-color, quarterly publication, "a new template for the next generation of print publications." Laurie Ochoa, former editor of the LA Weekly, executive editor of Gourmet magazine and reporter and editor at the LA Times, is editor and co-founder of Slake .
Some Big Changes in LA's Journalistic Landscape The Tribune Company says it's ready to consider offers for the Los Angeles Times . The so-called "alternative" LA Weekly has already been bought out by New Times Media , a chain which once tried--and failed--to compete with the Weekly. Yesterday, it was announced that Jill Stewart, a principal writer for New Times LA, will be the Weekly's Deputy Editor of News under Laurie Ochoa, who continues as Editor . We talk about changes in place and what might be to come.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?