As vaccination numbers rise across Los Angeles, LA Metro is looking to incentivize its regular and returning riders with improvements to its bus and rail system.
As food insecurity reaches an all-time high during COVID-19, food organizers in San Diego discuss their experience over the past year helping families and how outreach has looked like for communities of color who have been impacted the worst.
Stores like Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway offered employees hero pay at the beginning of the pandemic — a few extra dollars hourly to recognize the risk they were taking. At all three, that raise was cut last summer, leaving some grocery workers wondering when exactly they stopped being heroes. Now, city councils across California are stepping in to mandate a temporary pay raise for the same workers, most recently in San Francisco
Competitive freediver Lance Lee Davis is no stranger to the ocean. He holds the U.S. National Record in the freediving discipline Constant Weight No Fins (CNS) and a Guinness World Record for 36 consecutive somersaults underwater. In this episode, Davis discusses a time he blacked out during a competition attempting a 72 meter dive.
In this episode of the Strive, Chase Praeger goes into the struggles he faced with trying to sublease apartments and wanted to find an easier alternative. He co-founded Leasify, a platform that makes it easier to find or rent your apartment, and relieves you of additional stress, with Chris Hailey. Praeger goes into how he came up with the idea, and advice he’d give other entrepreneurs after his two years of learning what the start-up industry is like.
This is Portraits of a New Normal, a series of podcasts from Annenberg Radio News about how we’re coping with our new realities during the pandemic. On this show, we’ll be hearing from thrift store heroes, an immunocompromised inmate, and forward-thinking jazz musicians.
A man charged for murder waits for his trial in LA County Jail during the pandemic. One of the largest jail systems in the country which sparks concerns about violating constitutional rights.
Christine Fisseha and Kevin Lu, both USC student-entrepreneurs, love social entrepreneurship and have been involved in several ventures. But, because of the pandemic, both want others to recognize that social entrepreneurship is so much more.
Following USC’s transition to online learning in March 2020, students have been unable to participate in in-person classes and activities. This led both new and returning students to reevaluate how they make and maintain their friendships.
Foothill High School's Andie Pomeroy did not know if she would be able to play in her senior lacrosse season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Pomeroy details how she remained committed to practicing and what it was like when she finally heard they could have a season.
Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, gave their students the option to return to campus in person last August. Furman sophomores Maggie Atchley, Maddie Dresen and Jackson Blackman spoke about their year on campus during the pandemic.
As COVID-19 shut down so much of the world and forced us to isolate from each other, one college student saw opportunity in spare clothes lying around the house. What started as an idea and hobby grew into a bustling money-making operation. Eddie Sun tells us about finding opportunity during the pandemic and creating human connections, despite the distance.
USC students discuss their reasoning for returning to Los Angeles and how the pandemic has affected their college experience.
Musical Theatre Repertory wanted to do something other than a stage play performed on Zoom during the pandemic. Their new musical Unprecedented was shot and recorded 100% remotely over the course of quarantine.
The Pandemic has impacted every USC student. But USC 2020 Spring Admits, who started their freshman year on campus in the Spring instead of the fall and saw campus shut down only two months after arriving, the impact is especially challenging. Two Spring Admits express their frustration with the lack of support and the feeling that they never got to have the college experience.