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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.com and KPCC 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.


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810 episodes

More California Latinas are taking leadership roles across the state, with equity in mind. – The Sunday Edition

In this Sunday edition: A new survey shows California Latinas are in important leadership roles across the state, and tend to work with equity in mind.  Then, part two of our series on student debt, and how federal and state governments have been unable to keep their promises of free or affordable education. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com https://laist.com

15m
Aug 14
Why are electric cars still so expensive? We asked some experts. – The Weekend Edition

In this weekend edition: Electric vehicles have been promoted as one solution to combat climate change. But for most people, they're still too expensive. We'll speak with some experts to find out why. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com https://laist.com

27m
Aug 13
How will L.A. enforce its ban on encampments?

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5m
Aug 12
Gov. Newsom releases plan for adapting to California's increasing water needs. – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Aug 12
As monkeypox surges, health officials ramp up emergency orders and vaccine distribution – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 11
L.A. County may fall to 'medium' COVID transmission level as soon as today – The A.M. Edition

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7m
Aug 11
Man who allegedly gunned down Monterey Park police officer due for arraignment – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 10
Vocal spectators protesting at encampment ordinance vote detained by LAPD. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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7m
Aug 10
What does the Inflation Reduction Act mean for Angelenos? Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 09
LAUSD leader warns of tough times ahead, but promises bold actions. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Aug 09
Echo Park fences go back up after people tore them down Sunday night. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 08
What legal power do cities have when it comes to reproductive rights? Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Aug 08
Remembering legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully – The Sunday Edition

In this Sunday edition: It used to be common practice to dump harmful chemicals including DDT into our coastal waters. We talk with the lead investigator with the Environmental Protection Agency about the scope of the problem.  And then, we take a moment to remember Vin Scully… and all the time we spent with him. We hear from a couple fathers and sons who share their love of the Dodgers and the legendary announcer.    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com https://laist.com

11m
Aug 07
Wait, how did student debt even become a thing? Plus: Gardening as mental health therapy – The Weekend Edition

In this weekend edition: We'll talk about student debt, and how federal and state governments have been unable to keep their promises of free or affordable education… Then, how people with serious mental health and addiction living in home in Hollywood are building a community garden as part of their treatment. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com https://laist.com

20m
Aug 06
Arrest made in crash that killed six after running red light. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 05
Angelenos reduce water use by more than 10% in the past month. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Aug 05
Health officials considering breaking single doses of monkeypox vaccine into smaller doses to stretch out supply. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 04
As cases plateau, L.A. County could drop to the CDC's 'medium' COVID community risk level. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Aug 04
Remembering the legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 03
Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully dies at 94. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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7m
Aug 03
Advocates for unhoused Angelenos protest against anti-camping ban. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 02
L.A. City Council vote may expand homeless encampment ban to more locations. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Aug 02
As temperatures rise, Skid Row's water supply is running low. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Aug 01
Nichelle Nichols, known as Lieutenant Uhura from original Star Trek series dies at 89. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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7m
Aug 01
Why the pandemic was so hard on the mental health of new parents. Plus: Who is the Sixth Street Viaduct really for? – The Sunday Edition

In this Sunday edition: People who gave birth early in the pandemic reported elevated stress and anxiety levels. We'll speak with some new parents about their experience during a frightening and difficult time. Then, you may be following the chaotic opening of the impressive new bridge connecting Boyle Heights and downtown L.A. It’s fair to say the first weeks of the 6th Street Viaduct have not gone smoothly.  Brian De Los Santos – who's the host of our upcoming weekday podcast How To LA....went to check it out – and came away with the question: Who’s the bridge really for?  This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com https://laist.com

15m
Jul 31
How can we help the endangered migratory monarch butterfly? – The Weekend Edition

In this weekend edition: The migratory monarch butterfly is now considered endangered. We'll talk with experts about why that distinction is important and what we can do to help the species survive. Also included in this episode: Beyoncé's new album has finally dropped! Her seventh solo studio album,, is 16 tracks of house, disco and afrobeat sounds— perfect for a euphoric and sweaty summer dance floor. We'll talk about the album, its influences, and what's new about this sound for Beyoncé.  This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com https://laist.com

25m
Jul 30
Gap between wages and rents highlights the difficulty for low-wage workers to stay housed. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Jul 29
Three arrested at abortion rights rally outside LACMA. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Jul 29
Health officials announce indoor masking will remain voluntary, for now. Plus: more of today's top stories – The P.M. Edition

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5m
Jul 28
L.A. health officials consider reinstating mandatory indoor masking as soon as Friday. Plus: more of today's top news – The A.M. Edition

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6m
Jul 28