Berkeley Lab Testing New Saliva-Based COVID Test

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Dr. Jennifer Doudna talks about UC Berkeley's new saliva-based COVID-19 test. June 2020 (Irene Yi, UC Berkeley)

Californians Will Vote on Affirmative Action In November

California voters will decide in November whether the state should restore affirmative action. This after the state Senate voted yesterday to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED

New Bill Would Restore Voting Rights To Parolees

California voters will decide whether to grant people convicted of a felony, the right to vote once they’re on parole. State legislators just voted on to put it on the November ballot.
Reporter: Guy Marzaroti, KQED

Dr Fauci Says Coming Weeks Are Critical for California

Perhaps no one has been as vocal during the COVID 19 pandemic than infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. He’s often the bearer of bad, but indispensable news. Here are some highlights from a virtual Sacramento Press Club event yesterday. 
Reporter: Sammy Caiola, CapRadio

Berkeley Lab Testing New Saliva-Based COVID Test

California is experiencing a surge in reported cases of COVID-19. Three months into the pandemic tests remain scarce. Early on, at UC Berkeley, Dr. Jennifer Doudna who co-discovered CRISPR gene editing technology, transformed her lab into one focused on COVID testing. Her team has come up with a saliva-based test, they’ve been trying out on campus this week. 
Guest: Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Berkeley

'Black Lives Matter' Church Settles Lawsuit With Fresno Officials

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and Fresno County’s Registrar of Voters have settled a lawsuit this week that will allow a church with Black Lives Matter banners to host a ballot drop-box.
Reporter: Laura Tsutsui, Valley Public Radio

L.A.'s Black Neighborhoods Are Experiencing Severe Unemployment

Unemployment has exploded across the country during the coronavirus pandemic, and Los Angeles is no exception. More than 20 percent of L.A. workers are out of a job. The numbers are even higher in L.A.’s black neighborhoods.
Reporter: David Wagner, KPCC 

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