California Expands Vaccine Eligibility

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Licensed vocational nurse Denise Saldana prepares the single-dose Johnson&Johnson/ Janssen Covid-19 vaccine (Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Expecting an Increase in Vaccine Doses, California Expands Eligibility

Starting next week, California will vastly expand eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine.  Everyone over 50 will be eligible starting April 1, and Californians over the age of 16 will be able to get a shot starting on April 15. 
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC

Mask for Singers Helps Bring Back In-Person Performances

The University of California San Francisco and the San Francisco Opera have teamed up to develop a new type of mask to keep performers safe as they return to the stage.
Reporter: Chloe Veltman, KQED

Landmark Decision Loosens Rules for Bail in California

Defendants in California can no longer be held in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail. This comes following a ruling by the State Supreme Court on Thursday. 
Reporter: Alex Emslie, KQED

Tech Giants Testify on Capitol Hill

At a House hearing Thursday, the chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google defended their mixed efforts to protect users from toxic content.  The focus was on misinformation -- during the pandemic, 2020 election and insurrection at the Capitol.
Reporter: Rachel Myrow, KQED