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Ep. 3 Blame GameHomelessness
After a murder on Veterans Row, finger-pointing goes beyond the suspect in the crime. Who’s to blame for the situation that led to the killing? It’s complicated.
Georgia grand jury finds perjury in 2020 election probe. Are criminal charges coming?Politics
Panelists discuss the Georgia special grand jury’s preliminary report over the 2020 election probe, how the U.S.
LA homeless services authority gets new chief. What to expect?Homelessness
Mayor Karen Bass has picked a new head of LA’s homeless services authority. Will a new regime make a difference in reducing the city’s unhoused population?
Food and live music could come to cannabis lounges under CA billCannabis
Californians can’t smoke green and buy grub at cannabis lounges under current law. A new bill could change that. Plus, could other states start to buy CA weed?
Could Angelenos get more housing security with guaranteed eviction lawyers?Housing & Development
With eviction cases on the rise, LA City Council is weighing a law that would guarantee legal representation for those fighting to stay housed.
The Birthplace of Dystopian AmericaNational
Cop City Atlanta is a privately funded, local community surveillance campus that has already taken the life of one protestor as a harbinger of the police state on the horizon.
Nicholas Kristof on good news in a bad world; Steve Lopez on agingNational
Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality.
Police brutality video footage: Does the public need to see it?National
Following the violent beating and death of Tyre Nichols, retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey looks at the Memphis police department and what went wrong.
Ep. 4 The Sheriff’s In TownHomelessness
Neighbors call in LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to address problems at the Veterans Row homeless camp. What can the cops do that others haven’t?