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The L.A. Report is a breakdown of the day's top news from Southern California, featuring the award-winning reporting of LAist 89.3 FM – L.A.'s number one NPR station. Hosted by Susanne Whatley in the morning and Nick Roman in the afternoon, it's the smart way to start and end your day. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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Listeners’ Advisory is the San Diego Public Library (SDPL) podcast and audio access point that connects users with SDPL services, facilities, and staff. Enjoy a mixture of narrative-driven segments, in-depth interviews, and roundtable discussions about everything from professional recommendations to community-centric matters. Now in its third season, the Listeners’ Advisory podcast strives to engage listeners with unique content that expands perspective and knowledge.
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At the University of Utah, we have a saying: Imagine, then do. On U Rising, you’ll hear stories from our faculty, staff and students that bring those words to life. We'll share inspiring, innovative and impactful initiatives that are benefitting our community and the world. U Rising is hosted by Chris Nelson and Julie Kiefer. Chris, who has more than 26 years of experience in higher education and academic health care, is the chief university relations officer and secretary to the university. ...
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The LAUSD board voted to develop a policy to ban student cellphone and social media use. A proposal to outsource management of Huntington Beach’s city library system is off the table. Do you know the history behind LA City Hall? Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: ht…
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Containment rises on local wildfires, as winds subside. Los Angeles is launching a cooling center pilot program at select libraries. The story behind Los Angeles City Hall and why there are four now. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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A redflag warning could spell trouble for the Post Fire and the Hesperia Fire. A program that delivers free meals to thousands of people over 60-years-old in the city of L-A is running out of money. Fans have mixed feelings about the new Dodger uniforms. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist…
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Crews continue working to contain the Post Fire in Gorman and the Hesperia Fire in San Bernardino County. The Los Angeles Unified School District considers a phone-free school day. A new map is available for users to find jacaranda trees in bloom. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the s…
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Two wildfires are burning and growing in rural L.A. and Ventura Counties and San Bernardino County. A mountain lion found dead near the new wildlife crossing being built over the 101 Freeway. And the jacarandas are flowering now... we'll bring you a guide to the other tree blooms you can see in L.A. this summer. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report …
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Wildfire season is around the corner, and we've got some tips for clearing out vegetation to keep your home safe. Our next LAist City Trek takes you to a section of Monrovia that honors a bear known for getting into people's jacuzzis. We talk to the creator of the map that tracks greater L.A.'s jacaranda trees. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report b…
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Firefighters warn that Southern California is flush with wildfire fuel. High schoolers with a learning disability could have access to benefits from specialized academic support in college. A sea snail could become officially California’s state shell. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.co…
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A judge's ruling against Barrington Plaza landlord could have wide implications for tenants' rights. Cal State LA president says protesters no longer welcome on campus, after Wednesday's vandalism. How Silver Lake’s last 'No Cruising' signs got taken down. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Supp…
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A Superior Court judge rules against a landlord looking to carry out one of the largest mass evictions in L.A. history. The Santa Ana Main Library will close for renovations from June 20 until 2026. The L.A. Natural History Museum needs help to name a dinosaur. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https:…
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Cal State LA announces remote learning today, due to protest. Caltrans requests input for the next phase of a harbor area bridge deck replacement project. A SoCal college receives federal funds to boost climate job training. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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L.A. is remembering former Lakers star and executive Jerry West. University of Miami president Julio Frenk was tapped to lead UCLA as its first Latino chancellor. Millions of dollars are headed to SoCal for climate jobs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://la…
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UCLA's new chancellor to be announced at regents' meeting in Westwood. Why a judge is testifying in a probe of the OC snitch scandal. Angelenos have until Friday to provide input on LA's next police chief. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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Police arrested 25 pro-Palestinian protestors who tried to set up another camp at UCLA. The L.A. City Council officially ended the vaccination requirement policy. Drilling began in Rancho Palos Verdes to address the sliding hillsides. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the sh…
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Police break up another pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA Monday evening. Transitional Kindergarten will soon be a mandatory offering at California public schools, but is there space for all those 4-year-olds? California's gig worker law withstands an appeals court challenge from Uber. Plus more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/jo…
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Civil rights icon & L.A. legend John Lawson Jr. has died. California's got a big wage theft problem, but the state is using money it has for the issue to address the deficit instead. The LA Public Library’s annual reading program kicks off today. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Su…
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CA lawmakers have less than a week to budget the state's budget amid a massive revenue shortfall. Food 4 Less workers' contract with Kroger has expired. A five-year renovation to a bridge in Tarzana to be unveiled today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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New state regulations protecting indoor workplaces from extreme heat could be on their way this summer, and they'd apply to schools as well. Orange County has passed a new ordinance cracking down on unsafe e-bike use. How your toilet paper use could be contributing to deforestation, and what to do about it. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by do…
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The union representing striking academic workers at UC campuses has responded to a Superior Court judge's order to pause the strike. Fire hydrants are getting stolen more often in South and Southeast L.A., costing a utility company over 1 million dollars so far. And what California teachers who are using AI models for grading say about the technolo…
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LA County has seen 17 hospital maternity wards close in the past decade. A OC judge orders workers at six UC campuses to pause their strike. Organizers of the Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park cancel this year's event due to rising costs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support …
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The impact of labor ward closures in Los Angeles County. A federal program providing free COVID vaccines to uninsured adults will shut down in August. Activists demand apology from popular comic. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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LA County supervisors are pushing back against state plans to cut wildlife specialists. We answer questions about California's pilot program to charge drivers new road tax. Lakers pursue UConn's Dan Hurley as the team's leading candidate. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support th…
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A federal judge wants answers about how taxpayer money is being used to pay for homeless services in LA. LAist answers questions about a road tax CA is testing. SUN Bucks program provides food assistance to low-income families with school-aged children. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support…
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Top LA officials head to court Thursday to explain city spending on homelessness. UC Irvine grad student workers walk out over the administration's response to protests against Israel's war in Gaza. Behind the scenes look at Sunday’s LA Pride Parade. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com…
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LA County leaders to cap rent increases starting next year for tenants in unincorporated areas. How Orange County cities are handling varying budgets. Why another landslide on Highway One in Big Sur is not preventable. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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A heat dome is bringing summer temperatures to SoCal this week. Ippei Mizuhara admits to stealing millions of dollars from Shohei Ohtani. The state budget cuts trickle down to Orange County cities and essential programs. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://la…
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LA County leaders to vote on lower caps in unincorporated areas. A report finds LA's anti-encampment law is short on results. Why many local Mexican citizens could not vote in that country's historic presidential election. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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A report on LA's controversial anti-camping law finds two people got permanent housing after over $3 million was spent. The UC Strike expands to Santa Barbara and San Diego campuses. Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani is driving Japanese tourism to Los Angeles. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support…
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Academic workers at more UC campuses strike today. 3.4-magnitude quake hits near South Pasadena Sunday morning. Dodgers' Ohtani bringing thousands of Japanese tourists to new corners of LA. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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Southern California home sales are finally up after many months of year over year decline. Academic workers at three more UC campuses are going on strike. Topanga Canyon Boulevard is slated to reopen today, months ahead of schedule. The LA Zoo has become the first zoo in the country to send a giant otter to Argentina. Support The L.A. Report by don…
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L.A.’s unsheltered population has surged in recent years as of the latest count more than 30,000 people live outside. A planned water recycling plant in Carson received close to $100 million dollars in federal money this week. Restoration of Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco trails starts next month. This Saturday has a little something extra to it — it’s Sup…
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New state rule aims to expand solar access for communities and lower utility bills. Three more UC campuses join the UC grad student workers strike. Parts of Topanga Canyon Boulevard closed by winter storms will re-open Sunday, ahead of schedule. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Sup…
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CA moves toward expanded solar access and lower utility bills. Many DMV services are moving online only, starting Monday. Be wary of street closures for WeHo Pride festivities this weekend. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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In L.A. County, Latinos make up a disproportionate share of the tenants in these precarious housing situations. A plan to shoot mule deer on Catalina Island is off the table. A new study finds Los Angeles is losing entertainment jobs to other parts of the country. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting htt…
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What studies reveal about Latinos experiencing homelessness. How to weigh in on needed repairs to Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. A discount store chain is giving some former 99 Cents Only stores another shot at life. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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There's new affordable housing in Hollywood for artists. L.A. County gets money to fight wage theft. The historic Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes is getting taken apart and officials hope to reassemble it someday. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://…
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UCLA's campus operations could be disrupted as an academic worker strike expands. Local water agencies receive federal money to expand recycling infrastructure. Five SoCal students are competing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee quarterfinals today. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support …
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Graduate student workers at UCLA join two other UC campuses in walking off the job. A new president is chosen for L.A. City Council. Metro’s tap to exit pilot program in North Hollywood aims to crack down on free rides. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://lai…
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Academic workers at UCLA and UC Davis to join ongoing strike today. Why older Californians are staying unhoused longer. NBA Hall of Famer and UCLA great Bill Walton dies at 71. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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Officials are urging travelers to start planning now for post-Memorial Day vacations. A startup is bringing high-speed internet to underserved mobile home parks in SoCal. Learn more about a scenic stretch of the LA River featured in our LAist City Treks Guide. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. …
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On Tuesday, unionized student workers will go on strike at UCLA and UC Davis. A nonprofit founded to change the culture of abuse and discrimination in Hollywood has a new tool that lets workers report misconduct online. California could require proof of age to access porn sites. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting …
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LA Metro’s Board of directors approved new measures this week to improve safety on the transit system. About a third of Los Angeles police shootings last year involved people whom officers believed to be showing signs of mental illness. A new nonprofit addiction treatment center has opened in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. The Mount Wat…
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L.A. County approved a plan to house people released from jail who have no place to go. Students protesting the war in Gaza at California Universities are facing legal and academic repercussions. The founder of Porto's Bakery, Raul Porto Sr., has died at 92. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://l…
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LA County leaders are planning interim housing for people leaving jail. A judge orders Huntington Beach to release details of its air show settlement. Meat is on the menu at three well-known vegan restaurants. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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UCLA academic workers plan to strike over the university's response to pro-Palestinian student protests. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block testifies before Congress at a hearing about antisemitism allegations. A Boyle Heights fountain filled with history and stories. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https:/…
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Metro officials vote today on an effort to address crime in the system. Some low-cost options as a federal internet discount program ends. There's a new fountain in Boyle heights, but it doesn't contain water. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.com…
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UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will testify before a House committee about antisemitism on campus. USC's response to student protests has not cost the university donors. Keepsakes of actress Anna May Wong will be displayed in Chinatown. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show…
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LA County has launched a medical debt relief plan that could involve taxpayer money. Some LA shelters are planning to euthanize 100 dogs this summer. Planning a trip to a lake this Memorial Day weekend? Watch out for toxic scum. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: https://laist.…
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An LAist investigation has found nearly a third of police shootings in L.A. since 2017 involved people in a mental health crisis. A judge will decide if a West LA apartment complex landlord can evict tenants. New food at Dodger Stadium. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the …
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An ex-LAPD detective found guilty of murder could be released from prison. An LAist investigation finds deadly outcomes are persisting with people in mental health crises. A new mountain lion was recently spotted at the edge of Griffith Park. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://laist.com. Support the show: …
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An effort to expand the LA City Council is off the table, for now. The state's biggest teachers union challenges Gov. Newsom's proposal to cut nearly $9 billion from public schools. Efforts to restore damaged trees in the Angeles National Forest continue. Plus, more. Support The L.A. Report by donating at LAist.com/join and by visiting https://lais…
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