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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.

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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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.

This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    UCLA announces largest land acquisition to date. Plus: statewide test results, private prisons, and more.

    UCLA announces largest land acquisition to date. Plus: statewide test results, private prisons, and more.

    Here's what we're following today:


    UCLA announces largest land acquisition to date
    The California Department of Education to release results of last spring's statewide tests in October
    Alec Baldwin and three others may be charged in Rust shooting death
    Federal appeals court blocks California law that bans private prisons
    State bar investigating two lawyers involved in Armenian genocide settlement

    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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    Gov. Newsom OKs bill to eliminate parking spot minimums, vetoes mandatory kindergarten bill – The A.M. Edition

    Gov. Newsom OKs bill to eliminate parking spot minimums, vetoes mandatory kindergarten bill – The A.M. Edition

    Good morning! Here's what we're following today:


    In 2021 fewer than one in five homeless adults went into temporary housing
    Gov. Newsom signs bill that eliminates parking spot minimums for new developments near transit stops
    Gov. Newsom vetoes two bills that would have made kindergarten mandatory
    Life-saving treatment available to reverse the effects of school opioid overdoses
    Hundreds still dying from COVID in California every week
    NASA Spacecraft slams into asteroid 7-million miles away

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    Gov. Newsom vetoes mandatory kindergarten legislation. Plus: NASA's asteroid mission, Highland Park improvements, and more

    Gov. Newsom vetoes mandatory kindergarten legislation. Plus: NASA's asteroid mission, Highland Park improvements, and more

    Here's what we're following today:


    Gov. Newsom vetoes mandatory kindergarten legislation
    Impacts of deep sea mining
    Scrapped 710 funds reallocated to Highland Park improvements
    Janitorial service agrees to pay $240,000 in back-pay
    NASA's plan to crash a satellite into an asteroid

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    NASA prepares to nudge asteroid, avoid future armageddon. Plus: Newsom vetoes bills, gas prices, and more – The A.M. Edition

    NASA prepares to nudge asteroid, avoid future armageddon. Plus: Newsom vetoes bills, gas prices, and more – The A.M. Edition

    Good morning! Here's what we're tracking today:


    NASA prepares to nudge an asteroid
    Griffith Observatory workers seek unionization
    Sharp rise in gas prices
    Appeals court judge rules against water regulators over rights
    Newsom vetoes bills for lack of funding
    Attorney investigating L.A. Sheriffs gangs says witnesses are being followed 

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    • 6 min
    In the fight against monkeypox, LGBTQ events play a big role. Plus: This L.A.-led effort named every person of Japanese ancestry incarcerated during WWII

    In the fight against monkeypox, LGBTQ events play a big role. Plus: This L.A.-led effort named every person of Japanese ancestry incarcerated during WWII

    In this Sunday edition: We talk with author Luis Reyes about his new book Viva Hollywood: The Legacy of Latin and Hispanic Artists in American Film. 

    Then, The monkeypox outbreak appears to be slowing...we'll talk about why health officials are now focusing their vaccination efforts on high-risk populations.

    And, we'll tell you about a group led by a USC professor that's taken on the challenge of creating a list of every person of Japanese descent imprisoned on the West Coast during World War II.

    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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    • 18 min
    Electric cars: Their rise, fall, and rebirth. Plus: A new memoir about growing up brown and gay in L.A.

    Electric cars: Their rise, fall, and rebirth. Plus: A new memoir about growing up brown and gay in L.A.

    In this weekend edition: We visit the Wende Museum in Culver City where historians are keeping an ongoing archive of the Cold War, including relics brought to Southern California by families fleeing communist regimes. 

    Electric cars are all the rage now, but did you know they've been around for over a century? We'll explain why the industry stalled, and what we've learned since…

    Then, we hear from sociologist Anthony Ocampo about his new memoir that captures what it was like to grow up brown and gay…and the child of immigrants… in the 90s and 2000s in Los Angeles.

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57 Ratings

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