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Kamala Harris Makes History as Joe Biden's Running Mate

Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential  running mate.  It’s the first time ever that a woman of color will be on a major party presidential ticket and the first time that a California Democrat will also be at the top of  such a ticket.
Guest: Scott Shafer, KQED

Californians Support of Black Lives Matter Movement Grows

Harris’ nomination comes as Californians are increasingly concerned about race relations in the state — and supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement. That’s according to a new survey out this week from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. 
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

Companies Seek More Diversity on Corporate Boards

In the wake of calls to recognize and fight systemic racism in American institutions, there’s growing evidence companies want to do more to add people of color to corporate boards of directors.
Reporter: Lily Jamali, KQED

Kaiser Is Investing $63 Million in Contact Tracing

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente is now getting in the game of contact tracing. It is investing $63 million dollars in the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED

Charter School Law May Escalate Tensions at LAUSD

A new state law just took effect that was supposed to de-escalate tensions over charter schools.  The LA Unified School Board narrowly approved a plan to carry out the new law.  But there’s concern this new policy might actually escalate tensions in the district with the most charter schools in California. KPCC's
Reporter: Kyle Stokes, KPCC

Android Phones Now Come With Earthquake Alert

Millions of Android smartphones users in California will now receive automatic alerts from an earthquake early warning system. Bay Area tech giant Google announced that earthquake warnings are now fully integrated with its operating system.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED