Performing Arts Venues Pushing for Faster Reopening

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Davies Symphony Hall, home to the San Francisco Symphony, is one of several venues to cancel performances due to the coronavirus. (Joel Puliatti/SF Symphony)

Head of L.A. Music Center: 'We Can Reopen Safely'

Some of the last businesses that are expected to open during the pandemic are performing arts venues. But many argue they're a lifeline of the community and driver of local economies, and can reopen safely with help.
Guest: Rachel S. Moore, President and CEO, L.A. Music Center

Dianne Feinstein's Approval Ratings Plummet

A new poll shows that Senator Dianne Feinstein's approval rating has sunk to the lowest level of her career. Her approval rating among California voters has always been a net positive, but that's not the case anymore, according to the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

UC Hospitals Look  to Renegotiate Agreement Over Medical Care with Catholic Hospitals 

A state lawmaker is trying to reconcile the competing values of public and secular university hospitals and Catholic hospitals when the institutions collaborate on patient care.  It could open the door to abortions at Catholic hospitals.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED

Head of California Labor Agency Tapped for Job with Biden Administration

Julie Su, who leads the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, has been nominated to serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor.  But she may face tough questions about the struggles of the Employment Development Department.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED

Vulnerable Californians Could be Left Out of Rental Aid Process

There's some relief on the way for renters, as state officials figure out how to distribute billions of dollars in federal aid.  But some tenant advocates say the most vulnerable could be left out altogether.
Reporter, Molly Solomon, KQED

CPUC to Vote on Requiring Backup for Landline Phones

On Thursday morning, the California Public Utilities Commission will take up an issue that’s critical for people living in wildfire-prone parts of the state. The agency could require backup for landline phones.
Reporter: Lily Jamali, The California Report