Gary Blasi

Public Counsel

Guest

Professor of law emeritus at UCLA Law School and special counsel at Public Counsel, a pro bono law firm 

Gary Blasi on KCRW

Los Angeles city leaders have promised ambitious efforts to tackle L.A.’s daunting homelessness problem, but the city has a long way to go before those efforts are implemented.

Progress Report on L.A.'s Homeless Problem

Los Angeles city leaders have promised ambitious efforts to tackle L.A.’s daunting homelessness problem, but the city has a long way to go before those efforts are implemented.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl calls it an "unprecedented financial commitment" — if she and Mark Ridley Thomas can get one of their three other colleagues to go along.

LA County and Homes for the Homeless

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl calls it an "unprecedented financial commitment" — if she and Mark Ridley Thomas can get one of their three other colleagues to go along.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Los Angeles is having its worst homeless crisis in years. More than 44,000 people live on streets, in cars and in shelters. That’s 12 percent more than two years ago.

Making L.A.: Housing the Homeless

Los Angeles is having its worst homeless crisis in years. More than 44,000 people live on streets, in cars and in shelters. That’s 12 percent more than two years ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the first time since 1972, California Democrats are positioned to make a difference. Fourteen candidates showed up for the party convention in San Francisco.

from To the Point

When the Chief Executive lies repeatedly, what’s a reporter to do?  CNN’s Jim Acosta defends his multiple public challenges of Donald Trump in a book called, “The Enemy of the People.”

from To the Point

Abortion is legal under federal law, but Red State Republicans are making it hard for women to exercise their constitutional right to choose.

from To the Point

High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump on the National Climate Assessment: “I don’t believe it.” Now he’s ordered federal agencies to downplay evidence-based predictions.

from To the Point

The federal government may have to stand trial for violating the rights of young people.

from To the Point

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