The LA Report is a daily roundup of reporters discussing the top news stories in the L.A. region.
Why is the COVID rate still so high among Latinos? Plus: Unemployment recipients find accounts frozen, and Vietnamese-American’s role in CA’s 48th District
by LAist Studios on October 22, 2020 at 11:17 pm
On today’s show we’ll discuss why Latinos are still bearing the brunt of COVID-19 in L.A., why some unemployment recipients are finding their accounts frozen, and a focus on Vietnamese-American voters…who will play a key role in the race for the state’s 48th Congressional District. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
TK-2 school re-openings in L.A. County; NTSB report on boat fire that killed 34; Family of man jailed since ’85 seeks his release
by LAist Studios on October 21, 2020 at 11:23 pm
On today’s show: Dozens of L.A. schools have applied for reopening waivers – we’ll tell you which ones were approved; What the NTSB has to say in its investigation of a 2019 dive boat fire that killed 34; Why one family is petitioning for the release of man who’s spent the last 36 years in prison; And we talk to a youth mental health advocate about a new documentary. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Theme park reopening guidelines leave Disney frozen. Plus: LAUSD’s record-shattering board races; Baldwin Park ballot box fire; Update on ’19 killing by Buena Park Police
by LAist Studios on October 20, 2020 at 11:17 pm
On today’s show: The latest on a ballot drop box that was set on fire in Baldwin Park; Why LAUSD is shattering records in money spent on its board races; Details on Gov. Newsom’s newly released guidelines for theme park reopenings – including some disappointing news for Disney fans; And an update on the unarmed 19-year-old man killed by Buena Park Police in 2019. An earlier version of this blurb and headline incorrectly identified the ballot box fire as taking place in Baldwin Hills. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Will undocumented immigrants be omitted from the census count? Plus: Hospitals turning away COVID patients; The importance of flu shots this year; Voter registration deadlines
by LAist Studios on October 19, 2020 at 11:42 pm
On today’s show: The 2020 election is just two weeks away – we’ll talk about the about registration deadlines that are quickly approaching; The latest on an attempt by the Trump administration to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count; Why some California hospitals may be turning away COVID patients for financial reasons; And we’ll explain why getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
One man’s recovery after losing everything in a wildfire; Glendale apologizes to African Americans; Can ex-Californians affect politics elsewhere?
by LAist Studios on October 16, 2020 at 10:51 pm
On today’s show, we speak to a man who lost everything in a wildfire this summer – and the difficult road that lies ahead; Why Glendale passed a resolution apologizing to African Americans. Then, a new project where we invite Angelenos to ask questions about race, and how an exodus from California could affect politics in other states. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav