Erin Aubry Kaplan

Erin Aubry Kaplan

Journalist, contributer, New York Times, LA Times, KCET

Guest/Host

Erin Aubry Kaplan is a Los Angeles journalist and columnist who has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues since 1992. She is a contributing writer to the New York Times opinion pages and also  the Los Angeles Times, where from 2005 to 2007 she was a weekly op-ed columnist – the first Black weekly op-ed columnist in the paper’s history. She has been a staff writer and columnist for the LA Weekly and a regular contributor for many publications, including Politico, kcet.com, Salon.com, Essence, and Ms.

Erin Aubry Kaplan on KCRW

The City of LA is forming a new partnership with the state of California to eliminate all rental debt for low-income households financially impacted by the pandemic.

If you couldn’t pay rent due to COVID, relief is coming. Here’s how LA’s new program works

The City of LA is forming a new partnership with the state of California to eliminate all rental debt for low-income households financially impacted by the pandemic.

from Greater LA

The fate of LA’s street markets often rests in the hands of a few elected officials who, with a phone call or stroke of a pen, can decide whether or not they stay open.

The future for street vendors: Open air market or brick and mortar?

The fate of LA’s street markets often rests in the hands of a few elected officials who, with a phone call or stroke of a pen, can decide whether or not they stay open.

from Greater LA

In LA, skyrocketing costs of living and a pandemic are highlighting the economic inequalities of a city known for glitz, glamour, and Hollywood happy endings.

LA used to think it was exceptional. Then came the coronavirus pandemic

In LA, skyrocketing costs of living and a pandemic are highlighting the economic inequalities of a city known for glitz, glamour, and Hollywood happy endings.

from Greater LA

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