As Economy Stalls, California Renters Organize for Relief
It’s the first of the month. Which means rent is due. But with the COVID-19 pandemic gutting parts of the economy, a lot of California renters can’t pay it. KQED’s Molly Solomon reports advocates have organized a “rent strike” in hopes of winning support for rent relief on a massive scale.
Reporter: Molly Solomon, KQED
Surf's Up, But Some SoCal Beaches are Closed
With clear skies and some pretty good surf forecasted this weekend, health officials are once again warning people *not* to gather at local beaches. The coast along Orange County will be CLOSED altogether—per Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders—and the beaches in LA County remain shut down as well. Neighboring regions are taking a softer approach.
Reporter: Kathryn Barnes, KCRW
Sacramento Adjusts to New Reality of Pandemic
Before this pandemic, the politicians we send to Sacramento were expected to tackle issues like homelessness, housing and PG&E’s bankruptcy. But the coronavirus has forced new priorities in the state capitol. Lobbyists are adjusting to the new reality.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Politics
Remote Modoc County Reopens for Business
Today, one of the state’s least populated counties, in the far northeast corner of the state, starts a “staged reopening” of its non-essential businesses.
Isolated Together: CapRadio Documents Sheltering-in-Place
Sheltering-in-place has been... real. Our partners at CapRadio are documenting it with help from listeners, in a new project they’ve launched called Isolated Together.
Guest: Scott Rodd, Reporter, CapRadio