Greater LA

Greater LA

Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Growing up in LA, musician Mikel Jollett did not have it easy. He escaped from a cult at a young age, and he struggled to maintain a relationship with his father.

Data reveals that African Americans are especially susceptible to COVID-19.

Even before COVID-19, securing a place to live in Avalon on Catalina Island was hard. No cars, next to no crime and 360 degree ocean views. Islanders call it paradise.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

It’s tough to maintain social distance inside jails and prisons. California officials are turning to zero cash bail so some inmates are released early.

On this episode of Greater LA: The writers and publishers organization PEN America is looking for help from LA City Hall to support local literary professionals.

On this episode of Greater LA: As we adjust to the new normal, some parents are concerned their young kids may be getting too much screen time as distance learning takes hold.