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At THE LATEST, we pull together news stories from reputable sources from all across the web – and then we organize it all by topic – making it quick and easy for you to keep up with it all. Our podcast will mirror our website. Every week we’ll discuss politics, tech, sports, entertainment, culture, lifestyle – whatever’s “the latest” each week. THE LATEST PODCAST is a natural extension of TheLatest.com – the best news aggregator ever built (in our humble opinion.)
 
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In a continuing series of homelessness in Los Angeles, we discuss Haaven - a company started by Heidi Roberts and her husband to relieve homelessness and provide safe, reliable, and shared housing for those who need it. In this episode, we discuss the benefits and reasoning behind Haaven with Heidi and how homelessness is changing, "one building at…
 
Homelessness in Los Angeles is a burning issue, and we are continuing to fuel the topic for a need for change. In this episode, we discuss the Venice Beach area of California with Soledad Ursula and how the situation can be combated by all residents and homeowners. Recorded Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feed…
 
We are back to the topic of homelessness and what we can do to help. In this week's episode, we talk to Ken Craft, CEO of Hope of The Valley in North Hollywood. Here we discuss what is going on in Los Angeles and how places are working to help homeless services. Listen for more information on how! Recorded Friday, May 14th, 2021 Check out our websi…
 
"It is absolutely the biggest man-made disaster in the United States... and it was intentional," - Andy Bales on Skid Row. In this episode, we talk to Reverend Andy Bales, Head of LA's Union Rescue Mission. We discuss the dangerous living arrangements for homelessness on Skid Row, and how the mission attempts to help. Recorded May 7th, 2021 Check o…
 
We sit down to talk to the creators of Till the App, a new mobile app based in San Diego that lets restaurants sell unsold food at the end of the day for major discounts. This invention prevents food waste and helps those who might not be able to afford the original price. Recorded Friday, April 30, 2021 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us…
 
It's our 50th Episode, so let's get creative! In this week's episode, we discuss with Josh Linkner the power of innovation and how every person can tap their unlocked creative potential to better the world. Recorded Friday, April 16, 2021 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com…
 
In this week's episode, we discuss a hot topic in the news lately: immigration on the southern border. Our guest Ruben Navarrette Jr. from the Washington Post shares insight on immigration reform, covering immigration, and what we need to know is happening on the border lately. Recorded Saturday, April 3, 2021 Check out our website: TheLatest.com S…
 
"Everything we were taught about Cannabis is wrong!" - Joyce Gerber. In this episode, we profile Joyce Gerber on all things Cannabis! Tune in to listen about Joyce Gerber's The Canna Mom show, Cannabis news, and more Cannabis content! Recorded Friday, March. 19, 2021 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com…
 
"Democracy... it can be awkward." - Lana Delasanta. In this day and age, talking about politics can be awkward! In this episode, we talk to two small-town friends Lana Delasanta and Ronak Patel who just started their new podcast - DemAWKracy. Lana and Ronak created this podcast to emphasize how the country is not unified, and having these conversat…
 
"Through programs providing meals, emergency grants, support for basic needs, social support, and links to additional services, Village for Vets helps ensure Los Angeles’ homeless and at-risk veterans don’t fall through the cracks." - taken from https://www.villageforvets.org/about In this week's episode, we interview Marcie Polier Swartz and her n…
 
Sportswriter and expert Millard Woods takes over again this week to discuss weekend two of the NFL Playoffs. He is joined by football enthusiasts Aiden Merrill-Skoloff, Deaven Rector, and Marco Wertheimer. It’s the second round of playoffs, there were a couple of big upsets last weekend, where lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded ones. This weeken…
 
It's Playoff Season! On this week's episode, Host Jeff Hall passes the mic to The Latest's football expert: Millard Woods. He is joined by football fans Brian Taylor and Aiden Merrill-Skoloff to discuss the pre-season, first-weekend playoff games, and their upcoming predictions in preparation for this year's Superbowl. Amidst the Coronavirus Pandem…
 
Just in time for the holidays and the new year, in this episode, we discuss the food waste dilemma in the United States and how college students Jack Samuel Rehnborg and Stella Bush do their part in informing the public and aspiring to make a change. Recorded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@th…
 
Recorded Before Election Results Were Posted. Since Election Day turned into Election Week, we discuss with Keri Thompson and David Iglesias the country's voting strategy, presidential campaigns, and what makes a great leader in a politically divided country. Recorded on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: po…
 
“People should have faith in the system, and they should vote. Vote as quickly as you can!” - Brad Phillips, member of the Lawyers' Committee. We talk to Brad Phillips of The Lawyers' Committee about the voting process in the United States, how it has been impacted by the Pandemic, and what the Lawyers Committee Role is in the election. All this an…
 
Wildfires have been on the news every day since the beginning of the fire season. In this week's episode, we delve into the logistics behind wildfires and the risk that firefighters face when facing them head-on. We talk to Fire Chief Sam Digiovanna about his experiences in the field and about what he thinks about the deadly wildfires on the West C…
 
October is Rett Syndrome awareness month. In this week's episode, we talk to Tim Freeman, Chief Development Officer at Rett Syndrome Research Trust. We learn more about the disease and the impact it has on those who have it and their families. Recorded on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thela…
 
In this week's episode, we talk to college students from the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and Skidmore College about their experiences with COVID-19, like how school has changed, choice of attending parties, and navigating relationships as a college student. Aiden Merrill-Skoloff, Marisa Kim, and Mehak Rajpal share thei…
 
"Nobody hates a bad cop more than a good cop,” LA police Sergeant Brian Churchill said. In this week's episode of THE LATEST, we talk to LA police Sgt. Brian Churchill. Churchill discusses recent ambush shootings, the public opinion of police during this time, and what safety means to the police force. Recorded on Friday, September 18th, 2020 Check…
 
On the anniversary of 9/11, we discuss how to help children cope with trauma with host of the parenting skills podcast Raising To Rise’s Guy Michlin. Michlin shares his search for strategies to raise happy, successful and kind children. He also shares his guide for parenting through COVID-19 Recorded on Friday, September 11, 2020 Check out our webs…
 
Los Angeles County Schools are currently running the nation’s largest food bank and providing hundreds of thousands of computers with hotspots to students. This started when schools first closed in March. Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest public school system in the country, but it doesn’t just educate nearly 700,000 student…
 
It’s another episode of agreeing to disagree. We welcome back Conservative writer Larry Jarvik from TheLatest.com and progressive political communications professor Keri Thompson of Emerson College to discuss the latest in politics this week: The 2020 Republican National Convention. Recorded on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 Check out our website: The…
 
"I cringe with both of them," Emerson Professor Keri Thomson says regarding Presidential Candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, after the Democratic National Convention. On this episode of THE LATEST PODCAST, a Trump supporter and a Biden delegate discuss the convention, Kamala Harris and race relations in America. Conservative Larry Jarvik is a wr…
 
Distinguished Professor Allan Lichtman has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since he created his 13 “keys” to winning the White House in 1981. After announcing his prediction that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the 2020 election in a New York Times Opinion piece, we describe each key and why it predicts the e…
 
In this week’s episode, we talk with Georges Khneysser, a financial advisor who is originally from Beirut, Lebanon. We discuss the recent explosion and its impact on the city, the people affected, and what it will take for Beirut to rebuild. Recorded on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelat…
 
In this week’s episode, we talk with Josh Stephens, an Urban Policy expert and author based in Los Angeles, CA. We discuss how COVID-19 has affected urban planning, how redlining has led to modern-day segregation and what makes cities work and not work. This episode relates to how urban planning impacts every city and the relationships that people …
 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a congresswoman from New York, was rudely accosted on the steps of the US Capitol by fellow congressman Rep. Ted Yoho(R-Fla.), according to a report from The Hill. In this week’s episode, we talk with Communications Professor Keri Thompson of Emerson College. Thompson is also an elected official from the town of C…
 
Political Writer Larry Jarvik is a big supporter of President Trump. In this week's episode, we explore what makes conservatives tick, why they love the president -- and Donald Trump’s chances for a second term. Recorded on Friday, July 17th, 2020 Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com…
 
Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece, is about to release a book: “Too Much and Never Enough. How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” In this episode, clinical psychologist Jay Wagener explains what motivates Donald Trump -- and those who worship him. Wagener explains the ins and outs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Also, now that …
 
We’re talking with political pundit and attorney Alan Kopit about politics, the current state of the judicial system, and serving on the front lines of coronavirus. Recorded on Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Kopit has an interesting and varied background. He worked at the Pentagon once upon a time; he was, for many years, a partner in a big law firm; he’s…
 
When is the “use of force” by police officers actually justifiable? New legislation in Washington D.C. has recently started police reform that may go nation-wide. In this episode, we interview Criminal Law Professor Cynthia Lee about the new legislation, as well as the difference between excessive force and justifiable force, in relation to the dea…
 
LAPD officer Tom Datro & Morehouse College Activist Deaven Rector discuss Police Reform, The Atlanta PD “Sick Out” & Making Juneteenth a National Holiday. In this week's episode, these two focus not on finger-pointing, but on solutions. Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com…
 
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery's stories have been amplified through social media, while President Trump has issued an executive order to police social media. With the prevalence of false information, hacking by foreign governments, and political propaganda, should social media be policed? Is it helping or hurting the Black Lives M…
 
George Khneysser is a “wealth manager” and knows a lot of rich people from all around the world. His typical client's net worth is $200 Million. In this episode, we talk about rich people -- and poor people -- and the growing gap between them. Are more prosperous times ahead? Or are we heading into a depression? Might there be a revolution in our f…
 
Pat Mitchell is a media executive, women’s activist, and mentor to young ladies around the world. She describes herself as a “dangerous woman.” In this episode, we discuss the latest in the Ahmaud Arbery murder, the worldwide response to COVID-19 and the Dangerous Paradigm of Power Pat Mitchell's website: https://www.patmitchellmedia.com/ Book: Bec…
 
Haley Rosen, founder of Just Women's Sports chats with Jeff Hall and Christine O'Donnell. In this week’s episode, we dive into the lawsuit for equal pay regarding the US women’s soccer team –– and how athletes are reaching out to fans while coronavirus has stopped them from competing. Check out Haley's website: https://www.justwomenssports.com/ Che…
 
As we’re all stuck at home in the era of coronavirus, let’s learn of some shows and movies you might want to see -- or avoid Jeff Hall’s Suggestions: All Rise - CBS All Access Beverly Hills Cop 1, 2 and 3 - Amazon Prime Becoming (a movie about Michelle Obama) - Netflix Janeen Mathisen: The Willoughbys - Netflix The Lighthouse - Amazon Prime Franken…
 
In this segment, Tom Johnson discusses his years as publisher of the Los Angeles Times. These were years of unparalleled highs, followed by a paralyzing blow that left Tom deeply depressed. To hear Tom’s full story; listen to our initial, longer interview. That’s Podcast No. 13. Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelate…
 
In this segment, Retired President of CNN Tom Johnson focuses on his experiences at CNN and his take on the media scene today. He discusses misinformation, media bias, the difficulties facing newspapers – and timeless principles he hopes the Internet giants will adopt as they increase their dominance in the news business. To hear Johnson's full sto…
 
Tom Johnson, retired president of CNN, former publisher at the Los Angeles Times, and close aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson makes some pointed observations about how news outlets are covering President Trump – and Coronavirus. In this interview, he opens up about his 60+ year career as a journalist and public servant. He shares historic moments…
 
Recorded: Friday, April 17th, 2020 Why would any politician want to keep people from voting? Is voter fraud for real? How about voter suppression? How will Coronavirus affect the 2020 presidential election? In today’s podcast, attorney Brad Phillips helps us understand what all the fuss is about. Learn more about our guest Brad Phillips: https://ww…
 
Recorded: Friday, April 10th, 2020 More than 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks, pushing many people to embrace an entrepreneurial side of themselves they haven't before. this poses the question: is coronavirus actually a good thing for the American Spirit? In this episode, we have Brian MacMahon, who r…
 
Are there any parallels between the Holocaust and today’s Coronavirus pandemic? On today’s show, we’ll take a look back in history with a goal of gleaning any lessons that might be helpful today. Learn more about our guest Evelyn Fine here: https://centerforholocaustmemorials.org/ Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thela…
 
Recorded: Friday, March 27th 2020 This week we meet Dr. Christos Makridis, a PhD economist from Stanford, Harvard and MIT. Together we talk about the economic impacts of Coronavirus: the surprising good things; the worst case scenario, and if there will continue to be toilet paper shortages. Articles Mentioned: How South Korea Reined In The Outbrea…
 
Recorded: Friday, March 20th, 2020 On today’s show, we meet Dr. Jay Wagener, a clinical psychologist who talks about the importance of mental well-being as we’re faced with the coronavirus pandemic… he shares techniques to control your emotions during a time where so much feels out of control. And, he offers tools you can use to have an attitude th…
 
Recorded: Friday, March 13st, 2020 Today on THELATEST we dive into how The Coronavirus has affected many on a personal level -- We’re talking about self-isolation, what’s happening at grocery stores, huge economic declines, and music that should make your day a little better. Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.…
 
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