Town of Downieville Embroiled in Latest Naming Battle
In recent years, Californians have debated whether or not to change the names of businesses, schools and landmarks because of their historically racist associations. That debate has now hit the rural Sierra County town of Downieville.
Guest: Brittny Mejia, Metro Reporter, LA Times
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Takes Part in Remembrance of Tulsa Massacre
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. Considered one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history, it's spurred growing calls for reparations.
Reporter: Holly J. McDede, KQED
Black Residents in L.A. County Have Highest Rate of COVID Infections
Even as coronavirus cases steadily decline and more people get vaccinated in Los Angeles County, Black residents are getting sick and dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than any other race or ethnicity. Latinos had held that spot throughout the pandemic.
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC
Distribution of Rental Aid Lagging in California
California’s eviction moratorium is slated to end on June 30. Meanwhile, the state’s rental aid program has gotten off to a slow start. Tenant advocates say that could put renters across the state at risk of eviction.
Reporter: Molly Solomon, KQED
State Lawmakers Ask Attorney General to Look at PG&E's Fire Victim Trust
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is asking California’s Attorney General to review expenditures of a Fire Victim Trust, after a KQED investigation into its overhead expenses. The Trust is charged with distributing billions of dollars to Pacific Gas & Electric fire victims.
Reporter: Lily Jamali, The California Report