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The State's Homeless Plan, Inside California's Housing Crisis, Vinyl Sourcing




Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018, as a United Nations report on poverty and inequality says 185 million Americans are living in extreme poverty. - And in Los Angeles, which has one of the nation's largest homeless populations, the mayor said last week people may start getting arrested again for sleeping on the sidewalk now that the city feels it has enough new housing to meet settlement requirements. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018, as a United Nations report on poverty and inequality says 185 million Americans are living in extreme poverty. - And in Los Angeles, which has one of the nation's largest homeless populations, the mayor said last week people may start getting arrested again for sleeping on the sidewalk now that the city feels it has enough new housing to meet settlement requirements. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Homeless Plan

Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed carving out more than $1.4 Billion dollars in the budget to fight homelessness. It's a lot of money with a lot of promise behind it. But a new report by the state's Legislative Analyst's Office looked into the plan. It said that it doesn't present a "Clear strategy" and that it was less likely to have a — "meaningful, ongoing impact" on the problem.

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DA Profiles Rachel Rossi

Now there is a lot of attention being paid to the presidential primary but, here in Los Angeles, it isn't the only big race on the March 3rd ballot. The campaign for L-A County District Attorney is drawing national attention. The fight over who will run the country's largest prosecutor's office is the latest chapter in a push to elect reformist DAs across the U.S. KPCC's Emily Elena Dugdale sat down with all three candidates—incumbent DA Jackie Lacey, former San Francisco DA George Gascon and former public defender Rachel Rossi.

Stuck: Inside California's Housing Crisis

A hard look at the bottom rung of the housing market, the rentals of last resort —and the landlords who own them. We're calling the series "Stuck: Inside California's Housing Crisis." Wednesday, KPCC's Aaron Mendelson looks at what happens to a landlord when the very worst happens to a tenant. Mendelson then joined us to talk more about his reporting.

Coronavirus Update

Covid-19, the name for coronavirus originating from China, has infected more than 40,000 people. More than 1,000 people have died.  In the US, only 13 cases have been confirmed. There have been no deaths. And health officials in Southern California want to keep it that way. We find out more about how the virus is affecting our region.

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On the Lot 

This week: How Parasite's historic big picture win could change the game for global film business. Plus, remember the film "The Hunt"? The satirical thriller was pulled from release last summer in the wake of mass shootings, but it just got a new release date in March.

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Vinyl Sourcing

For decades, many thought records had gone the way of the dodo… but a resurgence in demand has given new life to an old industry. Over 16 million LPs and EPs were sold in 2018, racking up nearly $420 MILLION dollars in sales. And all that might begin to explain why vinyl producers are worried this week, after a catastrophic fire in Banning devastated one of TWO lacquer plants in the world.

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