Kevin de León: Solving homelessness requires more than building new units

Kevin De Leon appears at KCRW headquarters, April 4, 2022. “This [homelessness] is not exclusive to just building. This is about acquiring commercial properties, taking advantage of vacancies that already exist today to move folks quickly off the streets, and to put a roof over their head,” he says. Photo by Brian Hardzinski/KCRW

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City of LA, and more.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of war crimes during a U.N. Security Council address. KCRW breaks down the latest on the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Emmy Award-winning writer Georgia Pritchett details the chaos of self-reflection in her new book, “My Mess is a Bit of Life: Adventures in Anxiety.”

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Jewish American girls earning the right to celebrate their adulthood through a bat mitzvah.