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The political system can feel like a complicated and gridlocked machine that we have little ability to influence. The truth is, you CAN change things when you know how. Enter Spectrum News 1 Anchor Curtis Jackson, who brings to the table decades of experience covering political news and events. Join him for meaningful conversations with decision-makers that will help guide listeners to an actionable understanding of the issues in Ohio.
 
Southern Californians may be short on time but they are never short on curiosity. Every Friday, Spectrum News 1 political reporter and anchor Alex Cohen gives listeners the important local news and information SoCal needs to know in one fell swoop. In just about 17 minutes, listeners will get informed on the issues affecting Southern California. Featuring occasional interviews with SoCal newsmakers, “SoCal in 17” is the definitive weekly podcast for those living in and around Los Angeles.​​
 
Want to know everything happening day in and day out with the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers? Spectrum SportsNet’s Lakers hosts Allie Clifton and Chris McGee, along with Lakers Insider, Mike Bresnahan, have covered the team for a combined 30+ years and give you all the details on the Lakeshow podcast. Our hosts bring you an entertaining weekly discussion about all things purple and gold. Stay on top of the latest Lakers news, hear in-depth conversations about the latest team stories, and ...
 
Southern California is home to some of the world’s most incredible innovations and accomplishments. But who are the change agents responsible for it all? Each week, Giselle Fernandez will take a deep dive into the philosophies and motivations of these people, who are creating an impact throughout the community. LA Stories Unfiltered is the companion podcast to the weekly television series on Spectrum News 1 and gives you an even more in-depth look at the stories and lives of change makers in ...
 
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As senior rabbi of the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown, Rabbi Steve Leder has had a front row seat to hundreds of deaths, offering comfort to those who are dying and to families who have lost loved ones. Even with all the intimate involvement Leder has had with death, nothing prepared him for the loss of his own father — an experien…
 
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore admitted "human error" caused a botched detonation of illegal fireworks in South LA. So how can the police make things right after such extensive damage and injuries? Former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton joins us with his take on how cops can repair relations with the communities they're tasked with protec…
 
After moving out of Beaumont, Texas, to escape the riots that erupted due to racial unrest, Bernard Parks and his family ended up in Los Angeles, where the Watts riots would take hold of the city just years later. Shortly after joining the Los Angeles Police Department, Parks witnessed another rise with the 1992 riots, and in 2020 he watched yet ag…
 
President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next ambassador to India, but who will be Garcetti's replacement if he's confirmed? Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he's up for the job, and if tapped, he's not afraid to make big, bold moves. Plus, another native son, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, discusses making …
 
Congressional races and an open Senate seat have once again put Ohio in the national political spotlight. What's unusual this time is the influence of a former president and other national figures who are taking an unprecedented interest in the outcome of these races. It all begs the question: is all politics still local or has the polarized politi…
 
While he’s worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry — Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys — legendary record producer Clive Davis admits it wasn’t the career he had planned on. It was while he was working at a law firm that Davis was offered a job at Columbia Records, where he became known as "The Man with …
 
Love him or hate him, almost everyone in Los Angeles has strong feelings about LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. This week, host Alex Cohen has a brutally frank conversation with Villanueva about homelessness, why he consistently insults other elected officials and allegations about deputy gangs. Plus, find out what Villanueva might do if he's uns…
 
The government added 850,000 jobs last month in another sign that the economy is rebounding after the pandemic, but the recovery is happening amidst an unprecedented demand for workers. The good news is more people are actively looking for jobs. The bad news (for employers) is jobseekers are being more selective. As a result, employers are offering…
 
Dr. Lucy Jones, the world's foremost authority on earthquakes, shares her remarkable career journey and the challenges that came as a woman rising to the top of her profession. From experiencing toxic masculinity in the workplace, imposter syndrome and working mother guilt, the renowned seismologist — and first American scientist in China when it o…
 
This week marked Austin Beutner's last as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Despite the district asking him to stay on for this pivotal next chapter in education, Beutner decided not to renew his contract. So why is he leaving, and what's next? Plus, he shares his advice for his successor. GET IN TOUCH Want to ask Alex a qu…
 
Happy Birthday, America! As we near the 245th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we’re going to take a look at what drives American exceptionalism. Our national character is defined by optimism and a belief in the impossible, but what happens when that can-do spirit devolves into magical-thinking and a refusal to accept …
 
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has created some of the most memorable and iconic songs of the ages during his decadeslong career. After finding success with Jimmy Messina as the musical duo Loggins and Messina in the ‘70s, Loggins eventually embarked on a solo career and is responsible for iconic film soundtrack songs such as "Dange…
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now officially facing a recall election, but the huge question is when? Neal Kelley, the man in charge of elections in Orange County, says he's concerned about having it too soon, too early. Plus, former police officer Orrin Heatlie joins to talk about his gripe with Newsom that ultimately spurred him to lead the cha…
 
The Lakers’ longtime public address announcer Lawrence Tanter joins the show to discuss his career, dating back to the Forum in 1982. LT recounts how he was hired, shares some of his favorite moments, and describes some of the unique challenges from these last 2 seasons. Allie Clifton, Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan also discuss how the Lakers stac…
 
Can anything be done to slow or stop the spread of disinformation and delegitimizing surrounding the 2020 election? In this episode of Dear Ohio, Curtis Jackson talks to Spectrum News 1 political analyst and University of Cincinnati professor Brian Calfano about a new study that reveals how disinformation spreads and the impact of conspiracy-minded…
 
Dr. Stuart Siegel has been an international leader in the fight against childhood cancer for more than 40 years, as the founder of both the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. With more than 240 scientific …
 
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, the first new federal holiday since 1983. So what would it mean to have a day off to commemorate the day that the last enslaved people in Texas learned they were free? Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell weighs in on this new holiday as well as the national backlash against what's known as critical race…
 
The Biden Administration recently announced an effort to close the racial wealth gap between white and Black Americans. But how big is that gap and how did it form? In the third and final part of our Roots of Racial Inequality series, Curtis Jackson explores the origins of wealth disparity along racial lines and why some believe a broken promise th…
 
Having spent 11 years in prison for drug and violent crime charges, Danny Trejo is the ultimate redemption story and now lives a life he once only dreamed of. With a prolific career in Hollywood, Trejo also owns multiple restaurants across the Southland and a record label, with no plans to slow down. The Echo Park native opens up to host Giselle Fe…
 
Come Tuesday, California will scrap its four-tier system and fully reopen its economy. That means no required capacity limits, no social distancing and much looser mask mandates. But is California really ready? One of the state's leading infectious disease experts, Dr. Monica Gandhi, weighs in, and she's got some tough love for how California's ele…
 
There is a new battleground in the culture wars: the classroom. Republican legislatures are targeting Critical Race Theory, including lawmakers in Ohio. But what is Critical Race Theory and how much a presence does it have in the state’s public elementary, middle and high schools? In this episode of Dear Ohio, Spectrum News anchor Curtis Jackson lo…
 
The Lakers season ended much earlier than most predicted. Now the 2020 NBA Champions have a lot of decisions to make this summer. Allie Clifton, Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan discuss what contributed to the Lakers’ early exit and what direction they should take with some of their key free agents. Plus, how far is Geeter willing to go to ensure ano…
 
Tennis legend Billie Jean King is a visionary whose legacy is ever-evolving. King, a crusader for social change and gender equality, was listed as one of the most important Americans of the 20th century by "Life" magazine for her work and achievements. But one of the greatest honors of her life, she says, is the full circle celebration of the new L…
 
In 1991, the film "Silence of the Lambs" won five Oscars, including "Best Film." It was a popular thriller that featured a so-called transsexual character named Buffalo Bill, a serial killer who murdered women and skinned his victims to make a dress. Transgender activist Jen Richards said this portrayal caused much harm to the trans community. Host…
 
The Lakers are one loss away from a stunning 1st round playoff exit. With Anthony Davis sidelined with an injury, the Lakers lost Game 5 to the Suns by 30 points. What do the Lakers need to do to force a Game 7 back in Phoenix? Allie Clifton, Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan discuss where the Lakers have struggled in this series and what they can sti…
 
The federal government is moving to repay the loans of socially-disadvantaged farmers, including Black, Latino and Asian producers. The initiative is meant to address financial disparities laid bare by the pandemic, but those same inequities can be traced back even further— to Reconstruction and Manifest Destiny. The discussion surrounding the repa…
 
Coming up on "LA Stories Unfiltered," host Giselle Fernandez delivers more in-depth conversations with impact makers from here in Southern California - from tennis icon Billie Jean King to actor and restaurateur Danny Trejo. Also coming this summer are emotional interviews with music legend Clive Davis, Dr. Stuart Siegel and singer Kenny Loggins. L…
 
It's the last week of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the achievements of this vast and diverse community. But what happens come June? Will people stop caring about inequality and justice? On this special episode, host Alex Cohen addresses these questions with "Dear Asian Americans" podcast host Jerry W…
 
The first lotteries of $1 million and college scholarships for vaccinated adults and adolescents will be held Wednesday, May 26. The Ohio Department of Health said the lotteries are driving more Ohioans to get vaccinated. In this episode of Dear Ohio, Curtis Jackson explains why it’s working.
 
Paul Stanley may be best known for his "Starchild" persona — rock and roll icon, painted-face superstar, co-founder and frontman for the legendary rock group Kiss — but he’s as complex as the costumes and pyrotechnics you see on stage at his concerts. A successful author, painter and business owner, Stanley has a soft and soulful side you might not…
 
Fresh off a thrilling comeback victory over the Warriors in the Play-In Game, the Lakers get ready for their 1st Round Playoff series against the Phoenix Suns. Allie Clifton, Chris McGee and Lakers Reporter Mike Trudell re-live the wild victory over Golden State and discuss how the Lakers measure up with the Suns. How much should we see Anthony Dav…
 
It's been one year since protests erupted in the city of Los Angeles in the wake of George Floyd's death. Demonstrators flooded the streets as they called for justice and police reform. Host Alex Cohen sits down with LA Police Department Chief Michel Moore to reflect on the past year. Moore says there are some things the department did right and th…
 
White police officers in Columbus have killed five Black people in five months. The shootings have once again amplified calls for police reform that reached a fever pitch last summer, but the components of reform, and how best to implement them, are seldom agreed upon. And even the best intentions can lead to bad outcomes. In this episode of Dear O…
 
At just 15 years old, Norma Duque came to the U.S. without a green card in search of a safer and better life — five years after her father, brother and uncles were all brutally murdered. After being homeless and escaping more unthinkable situations, Duque was adopted, and her life changed forever. Today, as president and CEO of Nuevo Amanecer Latin…
 
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez is considering throwing her hat into the ring for the 2022 mayoral election. Martinez is already the council's first Latina president and could make history again by not only becoming the first woman mayor but the first mom to hold that position. Martinez gets candid with host Alex Cohen about the pr…
 
This year's celebration of AAPI Heritage Month comes at a time of unprecedented pain and promise for Asian Americans in Ohio and across the country. An increase in violence against Asian Americans is being driven by xenophobia and the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of Dear Ohio, state Sen. Tina Maharath, the first Asian American …
 
Prior to becoming the first female CEO of City National Bank in Los Angeles, Kelly Coffey was living in New York City and working at J.P. Morgan for 20 years. Known as the “bank to the stars,” City National has a rich history of working with the entertainment industry, having famously helped Frank Sinatra with ransom money in 1963 when his son was …
 
Get ready, Disney fans! Disneyland finally reopened its doors to the public after more than a year. Host Alex Cohen sits down with Disney Imagineer Jeanette Lomboy to talk about how she and her colleagues took advantage of a closed park to work on exciting attractions and new changes for the reopening. To quote Disney's "Frozen," "There'll be actua…
 
With less than 2 weeks to play in the regular season, the Lakers have not clinched a playoff berth, and could fall into the Play-In Tournament. Allie Clifton, Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan discuss how the Lakers will handle the pressure of these final games while without 2 starters in LeBron James and Dennis Schröder. Plus Marc Gasol reminds the L…
 
In this episode of Dear Ohio, Spectrum News 1 anchor Curtis Jackson explains how the 2020 census intersects with redistricting, immigration and the Mexican-American holiday of Cinco de Mayo, a confluence of issues and events that could have far-reaching implications for the future of the state for years to come.…
 
Singer-songwriter Andra Day says that at first, she didn’t want the lead role in Hulu's "The United States vs. Billie Holiday” — admitting she felt she wasn't good enough or smart enough for the role. It was reading a scripture that helped Day overcome that feeling and made her realize the role was meant to be, as it ultimately landed her an Oscar …
 
Having nude photos of you leaked to the tabloids for the world to see is humiliating, but is it illegal? Former Rep. Katie Hill believes so. After having nude photos released on the conservative website RedState, Hill filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband and publications that released the photos. She asserted that the pics were violating Californ…
 
1 superstar is back and 1 is getting close. The Lakers are positioning themselves to be fully healthy when the Playoffs begin in May. Allie Clifton, Chris McGee and Mike Bresnahan discuss how the Lakers best utilize their roster as Anthony Davis and LeBron James work back into game shape for the Playoffs. Plus some of their favorites stories about …
 
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