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

Latest Episodes

Sidewalk dining in Santa Barbara, Long Beach

Santa Barbara has shut its main downtown road, State Street, to cars. Now, people are walking while keeping their distance, and restaurants are expanding dining rooms onto the sidewalks. LA County officials are considering a similar move.

25 MIN3 d ago
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Sidewalk dining in Santa Barbara, Long Beach

US federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19. The impact weighs heavily on the surrounding community and family members of inmates who want...

24 MIN4 d ago
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US federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

Mikel Jollett’s path from cult to music industry

Growing up in LA, musician Mikel Jollett did not have it easy. He escaped from a cult at a young age, and he struggled to maintain a relationship with his father. He still got into Stanford and eventually became the frontman of the indie band...

31 MIN5 d ago
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Mikel Jollett’s path from cult to music industry

Communities of color bear the brunt of coronavirus

Data reveals that African Americans are especially susceptible to COVID-19. Health experts point to a range of reasons: lack of testing, higher rates of underlying conditions, distrust of the medical establishment.

25 MIN1 w ago
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Communities of color bear the brunt of coronavirus

Catalina Island’s high cost of living

Even before COVID-19, securing a place to live in Avalon on Catalina Island was hard. There are cars, next to no crime, and 360 degree ocean views. Islanders call it paradise. But the waitlist for an apartment can be five years long, and the prices...

25 MIN1 w ago
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Catalina Island’s high cost of living

Mask making gives Angelenos a sense of purpose

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

27 MIN1 w ago
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Mask making gives Angelenos a sense of purpose

Zero bail during COVID-19

It’s tough to maintain social distance inside jails and prisons. California officials are turning to zero cash bail so some inmates are released early. However, there are reports of repeat offenses. Meanwhile, State Senator Robert Hertzberg wants...

25 MIN1 w ago
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Zero bail during COVID-19

Literary arts are center stage during coronavirus

On this episode of Greater LA: The writers and publishers organization PEN America is looking for help from LA City Hall to support local literary professionals. A high school student recounts her journey to being a slam poetry champion. And, in the...

24 MIN2 w ago
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Literary arts are center stage during coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic anxieties

On this episode of Greater LA: As we adjust to the new normal, some parents are concerned their young kids may be getting too much screen time as distance learning takes hold. A therapist addresses unease about the prospect of heading back to work...

28 MIN2 w ago
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Coronavirus pandemic anxieties

Bringing medicine to the streets during coronavirus

Rich, poor, housed, or unhoused, the coronavirus has touched every population. One of the oldest organizations in Los Angeles helping those in need is the Union Rescue Mission. The organization's longtime CEO, Andy Bales, says the last eight weeks...

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bringing medicine to the streets during coronavirus

Latest Episodes

Sidewalk dining in Santa Barbara, Long Beach

Santa Barbara has shut its main downtown road, State Street, to cars. Now, people are walking while keeping their distance, and restaurants are expanding dining rooms onto the sidewalks. LA County officials are considering a similar move.

25 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Sidewalk dining in Santa Barbara, Long Beach

US federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19. The impact weighs heavily on the surrounding community and family members of inmates who want...

24 MIN4 d ago
Comments
US federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

Mikel Jollett’s path from cult to music industry

Growing up in LA, musician Mikel Jollett did not have it easy. He escaped from a cult at a young age, and he struggled to maintain a relationship with his father. He still got into Stanford and eventually became the frontman of the indie band...

31 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Mikel Jollett’s path from cult to music industry

Communities of color bear the brunt of coronavirus

Data reveals that African Americans are especially susceptible to COVID-19. Health experts point to a range of reasons: lack of testing, higher rates of underlying conditions, distrust of the medical establishment.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Communities of color bear the brunt of coronavirus

Catalina Island’s high cost of living

Even before COVID-19, securing a place to live in Avalon on Catalina Island was hard. There are cars, next to no crime, and 360 degree ocean views. Islanders call it paradise. But the waitlist for an apartment can be five years long, and the prices...

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Catalina Island’s high cost of living

Mask making gives Angelenos a sense of purpose

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mask making gives Angelenos a sense of purpose

Zero bail during COVID-19

It’s tough to maintain social distance inside jails and prisons. California officials are turning to zero cash bail so some inmates are released early. However, there are reports of repeat offenses. Meanwhile, State Senator Robert Hertzberg wants...

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Zero bail during COVID-19

Literary arts are center stage during coronavirus

On this episode of Greater LA: The writers and publishers organization PEN America is looking for help from LA City Hall to support local literary professionals. A high school student recounts her journey to being a slam poetry champion. And, in the...

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Literary arts are center stage during coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic anxieties

On this episode of Greater LA: As we adjust to the new normal, some parents are concerned their young kids may be getting too much screen time as distance learning takes hold. A therapist addresses unease about the prospect of heading back to work...

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Coronavirus pandemic anxieties

Bringing medicine to the streets during coronavirus

Rich, poor, housed, or unhoused, the coronavirus has touched every population. One of the oldest organizations in Los Angeles helping those in need is the Union Rescue Mission. The organization's longtime CEO, Andy Bales, says the last eight weeks...

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bringing medicine to the streets during coronavirus
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