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Greater LA

Greater LA

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Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

Latest Episodes

Checking back in with local businesses, high school students six months into the pandemic

Six months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of life as we knew it. KCRW checks back in on local business owners and high schoolers, and hears how their lives have changed from when we first heard from them to now. Also on this...

25 min1 d ago
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Checking back in with local businesses, high school students six months into the pandemic

Rebuilding a dream home in LA, and living at the wildland urban interface

Horizon House sits on a hill crest in Malibu. USC architecture professor Geoffrey von Oeyen designed it for his brother Andrew. Shortly after Andrew moved in, the 2018 Woolsey Fire destroyed the 4300 square feet residence. The house got rebuilt with...

25 min2 d ago
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Rebuilding a dream home in LA, and living at the wildland urban interface

Law enforcement reform in LA and OC

Americans are calling for police reform nationwide. Locally, LA Police Department Captain Emada Tingirides is going to lead the new Community Safety Partnership Bureau. The way this group operates is supposed to inform the LAPD’s new approach to...

26 min3 d ago
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Law enforcement reform in LA and OC

LA tourism and hotels take serious hits from pandemic

The pandemic has had a crushing effect on the tourism industry in Southern California and worldwide. Today, Greater LA looks closely at LA’s hotels, hearing about what hotel workers have had to deal with and about the successes and failures of...

25 min4 d ago
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LA tourism and hotels take serious hits from pandemic

Analyzing the race for LA’s next district attorney

As the November election approaches, analysts are looking at the race for LA’s next district attorney to help determine the future of criminal justice reform — both locally and nationally. Incumbent Jackie Lacey says her top priority is to keep...

27 min1 w ago
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Analyzing the race for LA’s next district attorney

Unhealthy air and continued fire threats in Foothill communities

Officials predict the Bobcat Fire may smolder for another six weeks in the Angeles National Forest. It’s now burned well over 44,000 acres. Some residents evacuated, and hundreds more might need to leave at a moment’s notice. In some Foothill...

27 min1 w ago
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Unhealthy air and continued fire threats in Foothill communities

How pen pals aim to 'Save the USPS'

Forget sourdough bread and rollerskating. Letter writing is one of the latest trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s not just a way to beat quarantine loneliness, it’s also a way to financially support the ailing USPS.

25 min1 w ago
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How pen pals aim to 'Save the USPS'

Weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

California has banned gatherings of non-household members. Engaged couples must decide whether to postpone their pre-pandemic plans indefinitely, or make all-new pandemic plans. Miriam Hershman and Sagar Yadav just got married in front of five...

26 min1 w ago
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Weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

Angelenos place boulders below an underpass to prevent unhoused people from pitching tents

Earlier this week, some West LA residents placed dozens of boulders below a 10 freeway underpass on Cattaraugus Ave, in an attempt to prevent people experiencing homelessness from erecting tents there. The backlash from homeless advocates, activists...

24 min2 w ago
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Angelenos place boulders below an underpass to prevent unhoused people from pitching tents

The lifeline for food service workers during the pandemic

Food service jobs nationwide are down 2.5 million since February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Southern California, it’s been devastating for the hundreds of thousands of restaurant workers. Many of them are immigrants, and...

25 min2 w ago
Comments
The lifeline for food service workers during the pandemic

Latest Episodes

Checking back in with local businesses, high school students six months into the pandemic

Six months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of life as we knew it. KCRW checks back in on local business owners and high schoolers, and hears how their lives have changed from when we first heard from them to now. Also on this...

25 min1 d ago
Comments
Checking back in with local businesses, high school students six months into the pandemic

Rebuilding a dream home in LA, and living at the wildland urban interface

Horizon House sits on a hill crest in Malibu. USC architecture professor Geoffrey von Oeyen designed it for his brother Andrew. Shortly after Andrew moved in, the 2018 Woolsey Fire destroyed the 4300 square feet residence. The house got rebuilt with...

25 min2 d ago
Comments
Rebuilding a dream home in LA, and living at the wildland urban interface

Law enforcement reform in LA and OC

Americans are calling for police reform nationwide. Locally, LA Police Department Captain Emada Tingirides is going to lead the new Community Safety Partnership Bureau. The way this group operates is supposed to inform the LAPD’s new approach to...

26 min3 d ago
Comments
Law enforcement reform in LA and OC

LA tourism and hotels take serious hits from pandemic

The pandemic has had a crushing effect on the tourism industry in Southern California and worldwide. Today, Greater LA looks closely at LA’s hotels, hearing about what hotel workers have had to deal with and about the successes and failures of...

25 min4 d ago
Comments
LA tourism and hotels take serious hits from pandemic

Analyzing the race for LA’s next district attorney

As the November election approaches, analysts are looking at the race for LA’s next district attorney to help determine the future of criminal justice reform — both locally and nationally. Incumbent Jackie Lacey says her top priority is to keep...

27 min1 w ago
Comments
Analyzing the race for LA’s next district attorney

Unhealthy air and continued fire threats in Foothill communities

Officials predict the Bobcat Fire may smolder for another six weeks in the Angeles National Forest. It’s now burned well over 44,000 acres. Some residents evacuated, and hundreds more might need to leave at a moment’s notice. In some Foothill...

27 min1 w ago
Comments
Unhealthy air and continued fire threats in Foothill communities

How pen pals aim to 'Save the USPS'

Forget sourdough bread and rollerskating. Letter writing is one of the latest trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s not just a way to beat quarantine loneliness, it’s also a way to financially support the ailing USPS.

25 min1 w ago
Comments
How pen pals aim to 'Save the USPS'

Weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

California has banned gatherings of non-household members. Engaged couples must decide whether to postpone their pre-pandemic plans indefinitely, or make all-new pandemic plans. Miriam Hershman and Sagar Yadav just got married in front of five...

26 min1 w ago
Comments
Weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

Angelenos place boulders below an underpass to prevent unhoused people from pitching tents

Earlier this week, some West LA residents placed dozens of boulders below a 10 freeway underpass on Cattaraugus Ave, in an attempt to prevent people experiencing homelessness from erecting tents there. The backlash from homeless advocates, activists...

24 min2 w ago
Comments
Angelenos place boulders below an underpass to prevent unhoused people from pitching tents

The lifeline for food service workers during the pandemic

Food service jobs nationwide are down 2.5 million since February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Southern California, it’s been devastating for the hundreds of thousands of restaurant workers. Many of them are immigrants, and...

25 min2 w ago
Comments
The lifeline for food service workers during the pandemic
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