State Lawmaker Calls for Second Round of Lockdowns
The coronavirus crisis is reaching new, bleak heights in California, where the state reported the highest daily death count on Thursday. State Senator Steve Glazer is calling for a second round of stay-at-home orders in regions where more than 2% of of COVID-19 tests come back positive.
Reporter: Nicole Nixon, CapRadio
UCLA Outlines Policy Priorities for California's Latino Communities
The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has put together a policy document outlining economic and health focuses for Latinos in California. The initiative offers up a national vision on education, housing, voting rights, and political representation.
Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW
The Great American Outdoors Act Could Revive California Parks
California favorites like Joshua Tree and Yosemite need major, costly improvements ranging from fixed roads to new wastewater treatment plants. The Great American Outdoors Act passed by Congress this week would help, but President Trump would need to sign it into law.
Reporter: Jacob Margolis, KPCC
How Financial Shock Takes a Toll on the U.S Census
Californians are not completing the census at the same rates they did in 2010. New research from U.C Merced suggests the pandemic is playing a role because people experiencing financial blows are less likely to complete the census.
Reporter: Haley Gray, KQED
Without Comic-Con, San Diego Loses A Major Tourism Boom
If not for the pandemic, Comic-Con would be in full swing right now, bringing 100,000 people to San Diego. The event brings an estimated $150 million dollars to the city annually, but it's been pushed online this year and downtown businesses are losing out on the revenue.
Reporter: Matt Hoffman, KPBS
"Soundtrack of Silence" Heads to Hollywood
When Matt Hay learned he was going to lose his hearing, he decided to listen to as much music as possible in an effort to create a soundtrack to last the rest of his life. This story, first reported by KQED health correspondent April Dembosky in 2017, is now headed to Hollywood.
Guest: April Dembosky, KQED