Nithya Raman

Nithya Raman is an urban planner and community advocate in Los Angeles.

Guest Appearances

September 30, 2020

While the national election hogs the spotlight, the low-turnout, little-covered local election in your city or county can have just as big an impact on your life. Nithya Raman, candidate for Los Angeles City Council joins Adam this week to explain why the best way to make a difference is to focus on the candidates right in your own backyard.

July 15, 2020

Candidate for Los Angeles City Council Nithya Raman joins Erin and Bryan to discuss how local representatives can enact change, her approach towards issues like homelessness and racial inequity, and ideas on how to help renters in the face of evictions and other consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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February 29, 2020

On a very special mini-sode, Paul and June chat with Nithya Raman (@nithyaforthecity) about why she decided to run to represent LA City Council District 4, climate goals, her plan to end the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, and more.

Grab a copy of June’s book, “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World” here:

October 30, 2019

Urban planner and community advocate Nithya Raman joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss running for Los Angeles City Council, homelessness in LA, affordable housing, gentrification, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.