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Californians Take Center Stage at Joe Biden's Nomination

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Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, (L), and Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis (R) during the 2020 Democratic National Convention's delegate roll call. (PBS NewsHour)

Californians Take Center Stage at Joe Biden's Nomination

263 California delegates were awarded to Joe Biden -- as he was officially nominated for president at last night’s Democratic National Convention. Several Californians took center stage at last night’s virtual event.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

New Law Requires Ethnic Studies for All CSU Students

Governor Newsom has signed a bill into law requiring California State University students to take an ethnic studies class in order to graduate. Many professors support the law, but CSU opposes the law, saying it gives the state too much power over curriculum.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED

Report Finds Prison Officials Mishandled Pandemic

Public health officials and legal experts are reacting to the recent Office of Inspector General report that finds weaknesses in the way state prison officials initially handled the pandemic. 
Reporter: Shannon Lin, KQED 

State Releases Prisoners Early Without Adequate Reentry Support

In response to the spread of the coronavirus behind prison walls, California is releasing thousands of state prisoners early. Those getting freed are generally non-violent offenders with less than a year remaining on their sentences.
Guest: Judith Tata, Executive Director of the California Reentry Program

Central Valley Makes Progress Against COVID-19

California’s Central Valley has been a hot spot for COVID infections in the state. But Governor Gavin Newsom says following state intervention, trends in that region are now headed in the right direction.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED


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