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Join Steve Chiotakis and a rotating roundtable of the city's best journalists as they chew over the week in L.A. politics.

Join Steve Chiotakis and a rotating roundtable of the city's best journalists as they chew over the week in L.A. politics.
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Los Angeles, CA

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KCRW

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Join Steve Chiotakis and a rotating roundtable of the city's best journalists as they chew over the week in L.A. politics.

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@radiochio

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English

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No more feeling blue for the LA Dodgers

10/27/2017
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The L.A. Dodgers are headed back to the World Series for the first time in a generation. They have, so far, dominated their competition with a combination of timely hitting and superb pitching. But did we expect anything less from the team with the highest payroll in baseball?

Duration: 00:10:35


Who decides when its an emergency?

10/13/2017
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Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused roughly two dozen fires that're burning in Northern California.

Duration: 00:08:59


When is it okay to talk about gun control?

10/6/2017
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A lot of folks this week are wondering what can be done about the gun violence that plagues this country especially when people have access to weapons that can be enhanced.

Duration: 00:09:46


Is it a bubble, or bigger trouble?

9/29/2017
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Home prices in L.A. County are up by nearly 10 percent over last year.

Duration: 00:08:44


Lots of questions remain after Seal Beach shooter sentenced

9/22/2017
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A judge today sentenced the worst mass shooter, in recorded Orange County history, to life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Scott Dekraai admitted to killing eight people back in 2011 at a salon in Seal Beach. Orange County prosecutors wanted the death penalty. But the D.A.'s office got kicked off the case. Now that the sentencing is over, what's next for O.C. D.A Tony Rackauckas.

Duration: 00:08:25


Why California lawmakers procrastinate

9/15/2017
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We explore why the rush is on at the California statehouse.

Duration: 00:05:13


The music that binds us

9/1/2017
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America has certainly seen its share of division. As democracies go, the USA has survived attacks from outside and within. So many conflicts and wars, enemies and combatants that’ve parted the nation’s people, only to have the country brought together again. Maybe. Whatever your belief – and there are some strong beliefs – the nation has turned to healing and unity through music.

Duration: 00:09:46


When one vote leads to a recall

8/18/2017
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What happens if you don’t like your local representative? How do you get rid of them?

Duration: 00:09:33


Sessions ups the ante in feud with California

8/11/2017
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again taking steps to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities.

Duration: 00:08:50


Translating tax dollars to homeless prevention

7/21/2017
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Voters approved new taxes on themselves to help address the 23 percent jump of homelessness in L.A.

Duration: 00:08:39


Powering L-A through a hot summer

6/30/2017
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When it gets hot in California, utilities are quick to tell you to watch your electricity use.

Duration: 00:08:42


Youthful and adult indiscretion in the LAPD

6/23/2017
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Why L.A. City Council member Mitch Englander wants a full investigation into all LAPD youth programs.

Duration: 00:13:12


California in the middle of it all

6/16/2017
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California finds itself at the center of the rise - and resistance to - President Donald Trump and his policies.

Single payer. But who pays?

6/2/2017
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California lawmakers took the first step in approving a single-payer health care plan.

Duration: 00:13:38


Charters win big in LAUSD Election - will they deliver?

5/19/2017
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For the first time in its history, the school board over at LAUSD will have a pro-charter majority. LAUSD President Steve Zimmer lost his seat to Nick Melvoin, in a race that’s been called one of the most expensive school board election ever in the U-S. Melvoin benefited from millions of dollars in outside spending by pro-charter groups. Will he be able to deliver on their priorities?

Duration: 00:08:30


Brown withholds funding for UC in revised budget

5/12/2017
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Governor Jerry Brown says the state legislature should keep a tight lid on money headed to the University of California system until it makes some major changes. A scathing audit found the U.C. failed to disclose a $175 million reserve fund and – at the same time – raised tuition for its students. It's a small part of the overall $183 billion budget, but could bring about some fireworks at next week's Board of Regents meeting.

Duration: 00:05:27


California Republicans vote to repeal Obamacare

5/5/2017
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They all voted for it. But now, they own it.

Duration: 00:09:01


A city boiled over, but the problems persist

4/28/2017
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Tomorrow marks 25 years since the verdict – and aftermath – that changed L-A.

Duration: 00:08:26


California Democrats rally the base, with mixed reviews

4/21/2017
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California state senators - Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein - hosted town halls to try and rally their supporters around their issues: health care, immigration, the middle class and opposition to Trump.

Duration: 00:08:47


Coloring the news, red and blue

4/14/2017
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A new poll out of U.C. Berkeley finds that 8 in 10 registered Republicans in California have little to no trust in the news media. They also believe the media is unfair to President Donald Trump. It's the exact opposite when it comes to state Democrats. In this climate, what incentive do the two parties have to work together?

Duration: 00:08:32

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