Opening up on the conversation on the issues being debated in today’s Los Angeles. Featuring interviews with local social and environmental justice leaders, plus the kind of big-picture context you won’t find anywhere else. Hosted by the founder of LA Forward, David Levitus, Ph.D.
Lessons from the Campaign Trail
Excited to share a panel discussion with three progressive candidates for office in 2020 who shared what they learned, what they wish they knew when they got started, and how we can build the political power needed to advance our movement for justice! Moderated by David Levitus and featuring Aura Vasquez, Godfrey Plata, and Yasmine-Imani McMorris, Culver City Councilmember.
Redistricting in Los Angeles and How You Can Be Involved
For the 1st time ever, LA County has an independent Redistricting Commission that gives residents, not politicians, the power to draw district maps and prevent gerrymandering. YOU can shape the redistricting process by serving as a commissioner. You will need to apply by August 31. Learn more by listening to this workshop hosted by LA Forward and Common Cause. Full video version is available at https://losangelesforward.org/redistricting
LA Civics 101
Discovering the power of local government for the first time? Confused? Listen to our teach-in on LA Civics 101 to get an overview of local government so you can more more effective in making our budgets and policies reflect our values.
What's the difference between LA City & LA County? What about the 87 other cities in the County? What's the power of LA City Council vs the Mayor vs County Board of Supervisors? What are the roles of the City Attorney, the District Attorney, and the County Sheriff?
Putting Our Schools & Communities First
Our schools and communities face huge challenges. A major culprit is the lack of resources to ensure small class sizes and comprehensive student and community services. Thankfully we have the opportunity to change that by closing a corporate loophole on commercial property. Check out this panel discussion of the Schools & Communities First measure to learn how we can reclaim $3 billion a year for LA schools, colleges, social services, parks, libraries, health clinics, affordable housing, and infrastructure
Defending Democracy - Redistricting, the Census, and the Future of California
We're excited to have the Advancement Project's Alejandra Ponce de Leon on the show to discuss crucially important issues like getting a full, accurate census in one of the hardest-to-count places (hint hint-- it's Los Angeles), why it matters for our democracy and getting the resources we need to tackle our region's biggest challenges, and how people like you can prevent gerrymandering through the independent citizens redistricting commission.
Housing the Homeless
We're back! Tommy Newman of the Everyone In campaign joins us to discuss one of our biggest challenges - the 52,765 human beings who are homeless in Los Angeles County. It's cruel and immoral and fortunately Everyone In is leading efforts to make sure we actually build the affordable and supportive housing that's needed to solve the problem. We go deep into the long- and short-term causes of the crisis and what people like you can do to make a difference. This is an episode you're not going to want to miss.
Fascinating interviews with LA leaders and activists
The best podcast about the issues that matter in LA. Listening to it will make you a smarter, more engaged, more awesome Angeleno. Srsly! Fantastic interviews with local leaders. Thank you for making this!
Towards a better LA
A great way to learn about local issues affecting LA