Mayor Karen Bass’ state of emergency will allow her to cut through red housing tape

Homeless encampments are lined up near LA City Hall, October 14, 2022. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

Karen Bass was sworn in as LA’s first female mayor on Sunday. Today, she kept her campaign promise of declaring a state of emergency on homelessness.

Next week, the January 6 committee will release its final report on the Capitol insurrection. Today, a federal judge ended the special master’s review of sensitive materials the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago.

Morocco is the first African country to make it to the final four in the World Cup. They play France on Wednesday. Tuesday’s match – Argentina versus Croatia – rounds out the semifinals.

KCRW DJs’ favorite holiday songs are by Los Lobos, Prince, Bing Crosby, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Randy Travis, and more.