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LA Responds to Atlanta Shooting, Why Universal Basic Income Should Be a Standard, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Promises Diversity




Law enforcement personnel are seen outside a massage parlor where a person was shot and killed on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. - Eight people were killed in shootings at three different spas in the US state of Georgia on March 16 and a 21-year-old male suspect was in custody, police and local media reported, though it was unclear if the attacks were related. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage / AFP) (Photo by ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images)
Law enforcement personnel are seen outside a massage parlor where a person was shot and killed on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. - Eight people were killed in shootings at three different spas in the US state of Georgia on March 16 and a 21-year-old male suspect was in custody, police and local media reported, though it was unclear if the attacks were related. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage / AFP) (Photo by ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images)
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LA's Asian American Community Responds to Atlanta Shootings 

Eight people were killed last night in a shooting spree spread across three Atlanta massage parlors. The shooter - who police say is 21 years of age - has been charged with 8 counts of murder. Details are still coming out about this devastating act of violence, but there is at least ONE fact that that we do know: six out of the eighty people murdered were of Asian descent. Police say the shooter denied that race was a factor, but last night’s killing comes at a time when reports of hate crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander community are at a record high.

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Faith in a Pandemic Year: Venerable Bhante Sanathavihari Bhikkhu

It's been quite a year with a lot of loss but also newfound joy in little things we may not have been aware off in our pre-pandemic lives. As we slowly come out of the fog that stay-at-home orders created around our lives, we want to reflect on where we have been and where we are headed. To do that we have partnered with USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and commissioned sermons from faith leaders around our county. Today we hear from Venerable Bhante Sanathavihari Bhikkhu is a Theravada monk at the Sarathchandra Meditation Center in North Hollywood.

Why a Universal Basic Income Should Be Standard

When Michael Tubbs was still mayor of Stockton, California, he announced an ambitious program – give a select 125 people 500 bucks every month for two years. A study released earlier this year found it produced overwhelmingly positive results. Tubbs is now an economic advisor for Governor Gavin Newsom.

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On the Lot: Why the HPFA Promises to Bring in More Black Journalists

The organization behind the Golden Globes promises to have a more GLOBAL-looking membership. Plus, movie theaters in LA throw open their doors again! But what are the precautions in place to make sure you can breathe in the smell of a $40 small popcorn … without breathing in the coronavirus, too?

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Servant of Pod: What the Podcast 'You're Wrong About...' is All About 

We talk to Nick Quah, host of the LAist studios show Servant of Pod, about his latest podcast episode in conversation with journalist Sarah Marshall. She’s a co-host of the independent podcast “You’re Wrong About…” — a show that re-examines how we view, and remember, events of the past.

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