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Podcast: Unclogging LA, Long Beach Ports Amid Freight Problems

Almost half of imports to the United States pass through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. They are the largest in the United States, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a huge backlog of ships stranded at sea, making imported goods more expensive. The wait to unload cargo is so bad at the LA and Long Beach ports that President Biden is taking action. Today, we’re going to discuss the implications of the backup with three LA Times reporters who cover ports, the global market, and the White House.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

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Guests: Don Lee, LA Times National and Global Economics reporter, Chris Megerian, LA Times White House reporter, and Margot Roosevelt, California Economy, Work and Workplace reporter.

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