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"Coronavirus in California: Stories from the Front Lines" is a podcast from the Los Angeles Times hosted by reporter Gustavo Arellano. Every weekday, the podcast gives listeners dispatches from Californians who are in the thick of this pandemic. We hear from medical workers struggling to care for people who’ve fallen ill. We talk to renters and teachers, farmworkers and athletes, from Crescent City to Chula Vista. And we reach out to LA Times staffers to get reports from the field. "Coronavirus in California" will tackle tough questions: What’s actually going on in our hospitals and neighborhoods right now? How is life changing because of COVID-19? What can we do to help? [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

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"Coronavirus in California: Stories from the Front Lines" is a podcast from the Los Angeles Times hosted by reporter Gustavo Arellano. Every weekday, the podcast gives listeners dispatches from Californians who are in the thick of this pandemic. We hear from medical workers struggling to care for people who’ve fallen ill. We talk to renters and teachers, farmworkers and athletes, from Crescent City to Chula Vista. And we reach out to LA Times staffers to get reports from the field. "Coronavirus in California" will tackle tough questions: What’s actually going on in our hospitals and neighborhoods right now? How is life changing because of COVID-19? What can we do to help? [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

    Introducing "The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times," hosted by Gustavo Arellano

    Introducing "The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times," hosted by Gustavo Arellano

    “The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times” is a new podcast hosted by columnist Gustavo Arellano along with reporters from the L.A. Times’ diverse newsroom. Every weekday, the show takes listeners beyond the headlines, with our West Coast outlook on the world. News, entertainment, the environment, immigration, politics, the criminal justice system, the social safety net, food and culture — “The Times” exists at the epicenter of it all. Through interviews and original stories, “The Times” is the audio guide you need to understand the day’s news, the world and how California shapes it.




    Follow and listen to "The Times" wherever you get your podcasts. You can also find “The Times” at https://latimes.com/the-times.

    • 3 min
    Coronavirus Doesn’t Stop, But This Podcast Does

    Coronavirus Doesn’t Stop, But This Podcast Does

    When we started making this podcast two months ago, we didn’t know how the pandemic would play out. Forty episodes later, we still don’t know how it will. There’s been good news and bad news, and news no one could have expected. The only constant has been uncertainty. Nevertheless, there is hope that we’ll eventually get to a better place. Our guest is Soumya Karlamangla, who covers healthcare in California for the Los Angeles Times. Karlamangla was the guest on our first episode, and will be the guest on the last episode of Coronavirus for California, our first daily podcast, and our first major foray into news podcasting. We intend to be back soon with more podcasts in this vein. Stay tuned!

    [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

    • 19 min
    Coronavirus Boom Busts California, For Now

    Coronavirus Boom Busts California, For Now

    Coronavirus Boom Busts California, For Now. After years of budget surpluses, California is now looking into a financial abyss due to the coronavirus. The legislature must pass a budget by June 15, as required by the state’s constitution. And it’s looking to be one that will see billions of dollars in cutbacks to programs and institutions that help millions of Californians. Our guest is State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

    More reading: California’s coronavirus budget crisis leaves Newsom and lawmakers at odds.

    [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

    • 14 min
    Churches Start to Reopen

    Churches Start to Reopen

    This weekend, thousands of churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of faith across California will reopen after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to close houses of worship was controversial. The state faces lawsuits alleging a violation of the 1st Amendment. The U.S. Department of Justice even sent the governor a warning letter. Our guest is Brenda Wood, lead pastor of the Word of Life Ministries International in Riverside.

    [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

    • 16 min
    A Spring Without Festivals

    A Spring Without Festivals

    As California slowly reopens, people are hitting the beaches, going to church, maybe meeting up with family members. But one thing Californians look forward to all year is still off the table: the big community festivals, fairs, concerts and art bazaars. Many of them won't take place until next year. Our guests are Sara Diederich and Melissa Kohout, the founders of the Jackalope Arts festival, which has been holding events in Pasadena, Burbank and Denver since 2015.

    [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

    • 15 min
    Baseball in the Time of the Coronavirus

    Baseball in the Time of the Coronavirus

    The pandemic has frozen professional and collegiate sports across the world, with Major League Baseball planning to return this summer. But with new thoughts on high-fives, tags at home plate and spitting out all those sunflower seeds, the baseball diamond isn’t going to look the same. Our guest is Eric Valenzuela, the head coach for Long Beach State’s baseball team, the Dirtbags.

    [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.

    • 14 min

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