Reporter

Bill Meincke

Los Angeles

Bill is a Los Angeles based reporter for The Click and SBNation’s Southsidesox.com. He is the co-host to the podcast The Big Blurt and a producer on The Story of Our Trauma – A podcast focused on the stories of those that have suffered from PTSD. He has written for LAXSportsNation.com covering the Los Angeles Kings and the iO Comedy Network focusing on current events with a comedic touch. Bill earned a B.A. in Arts and Media Management in his hometown, Chicago, at Columbia College and is currently pursuing his masters in American Journalism at New York University.

January 24, 2023

Life Expectancy Between Two Chicago Neighborhoods Reveals Years of Systemic Racism

But the pride isn’t perfect, and neither is Chicago. Two neighborhoods, just nine miles apart, have vastly different tones. Englewood, a predominantly Black, impoverished neighborhood, and the Gold Coast, a mostly white, wealthy neighborhood, are separated not only by the towering steel skyscrapers of the Loop but also by a startling 30-year gap in life expectancy.

January 24, 2023

How a Former Marine and Hitman Turned His Life Around

 In 1994, Self was arrested and booked on suspicion of possessing a silencer - a silencer used in the 805 freeway shooting of a San Diego orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Shoemaker. This wasn’t any everyday run-of-the-mill unexceptional shooting; it was an attempted hit. Dr. Ronald Neufeld, a former medical partner of Dr. Shoemaker, enlisted the services and expertise of Self to kill his medical partner after taking out a $1 million life insurance policy on him. 

Inglewood Oil Field

December 19, 2022

Los Angeles City Council To Phase Out Oil Drilling

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and will eventually shut down production of the drills currently in use. This ban comes after county residents in marginalized communities surrounding the area voiced concerns about the effects of oil drilling on their health. Activist groups and advocates for a healthier environment like Stand-LA, an acronym for Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling, and Black Women for Wellness, a Stand-LA coalition member, have led the charge.

December 5, 2022

“High” COVID Cases Could Lead to Mask Mandate for LA County

Positive Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising at a significant rate and Los Angeles County has gone from low to medium risk in the last few days. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer says if the area reaches the CDC's “high” transmission and hospitalization categories, that a mask mandate will most likely be imposed.

November 17, 2022

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Announces Reimagined Winter Shelter Program

(LOS ANGELES) – The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is reorganizing its winter shelter program. LAHSA announced a reimagined augmented […]