David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Professor Gary Blasi Interviewed by NPR on Starbucks and L.A.’s Homeless Crisis

May 4, 2016—An interview with Professor Gary Blasi aired on National Public Radio station KPCC, as well as other NPR stations, addressing how Starbucks chains became one of several places in Los Angeles that the city’s homeless population can more comfortably spend portions of their days.  He was also quoted by the Los Angeles Times on the same topic.

“There is no social safety net [for homeless individuals]," Blasi says. "Or if there is, it's comprised mainly of holes."

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Read the Los Angeles Times article.