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Unhoused Californians are getting older and staying unhoused longer

Unhoused Californians are getting older and staying unhoused longer

Californians experiencing homelessness are getting older. And the older they get, the more time they spend outdoors. That is one of the most important findings from a recent study study from UC San Francisco’s Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. The researchers found that for unhoused Californians age 50 or older, their current period of homelessness lasted an average of 25 months. For those under 50, the median was 20 months. What unique issues do older populations face when it comes to housing insecurity? Join us to discuss his David Wagnerhousing reporter for LAist and Randall Kuhnprofessor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.

With files from LAist; read David’s coverage of the investigation here.

Paying college athletes – lingering questions and how to implement them

The NCAA and the nation’s five largest conferences announced last Thursday that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that paves the way for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that will send millions of dollars directly to athletes as early as the fall 2025 semester could send. The terms were not disclosed, although some details have emerged in recent weeks that could spell the end of the NCAA’s foundational model of amateurism, which dates back to its founding in 1906. The deal must still be approved by a federal judge who will oversee the case and the plaintiffs will do so. have the opportunity to opt out or contest the terms of the agreement. If it stays that way, it will herald the dawn of a new era in college sports, where athletes are compensated more like professionals and schools can compete for talent with the help of direct payments. Today on AirTalk we discuss the implications of this settlement for college athletics with a sports reporter from the Wall Street Journal Jared Diamond And Alicia Jessop, Associate Professor of Sports Administration at Pepperdine University.

With files from the Associated Press

What keeps you in LA?

People come to LA from all over the country and all over the world! But let’s face it: living in Los Angeles can be hard. The sprawl, the traffic, the smog, the constant stimulation of city life all around you. Sure, some people pack their bags and eventually leave. But for those who stick around, perhaps much longer than they expected, what keeps them here? What keeps you in LA? We want to hear from you. Call us at 866-893-5722 or email us at [email protected].

SoCal History: Lowriding Culture and Craftsmanship

The skills required to create lowriders have advanced as the popularity of lowriders has grown both in the United States and abroad. Builders, painters and metalworkers are reaching new levels of artistry and craftsmanship. In 2000, the Petersen Automotive Museum had its first lowriding exhibit to celebrate this cultural evolution. Today, a new exhibit called ‘Best in Low’ focuses on the detailed art of car making and showcases the craftsmanship in the lowrider scene. The exhibit is billed as the largest showcase of lowriders in the museum’s history. It features 31 cars plus a handful of motorcycles and bicycles, all lovingly crafted works of art. Many come from the Southwest; two were from Japan. Today we are scheduled to discuss the exhibition Denise Sandoval, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at CalState Northridge and co-curator of the “Best in Low” at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The “Best in Low: Lowrider Icons of the Street and Show” opened on May 11 and will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum through April 2025.

Read the full LAist story here.

The story of one of the first women to serve in America’s most elite military units

Shannon Kent was one of the few active duty military personnel selected as a U.S. “operator,” serving in some of the most elite military units. She was also one of the first women to do this. She carried out missions to hunt down some of the most wanted terrorists in different parts of the world, all while building a family. A new book tells her story and how her work has helped create more opportunities for women in special operations forces. Marty Skovlund Jr., editor-in-chief of the military news publication Task & PurposeAnd Joe Kent, Shannon’s husband and a military veteran who worked in covert special operations unitsjoin Larry to discuss their book SEND ME: The true story of a mother at war (William Morrow, 2024).

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