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KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

    Amazon’s Warehouse Workers Worry About Infection

    Amazon’s Warehouse Workers Worry About Infection

    Street Protest in the Time of Coronavirus



    Shouting "No to Rent, Yes to Food!" and observing proper social distancing measures, demonstrators in Boyle Heights yesterday called on the City of L.A. to do more to protect renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants rights activists want to see complete rent forgiveness until the coronavirus crisis is declared over.

    Guest: Elizabeth Blaney, Union de Vecinos



    Self-Employed? It's Frustrating to File for Unemployment



    New data put startling numbers to the insecurity so many people feel right now. In the U.S., 6 and a half million people have filed unemployment claims. As the biggest state, and the first to order residents to shelter-in-place, California had the most claims: nearly 900-thousand. But that might be just the beginning - as people struggle to navigate the process of filing. And the situation’s even more complicated for freelancers and gig workers. They were ineligible before the new coronavirus hit. But they were promised help in that $2 Trillion dollar relief bill Congress passed last week.

    Guest: Jim Siler, Freelance TV technician



    Home Healthcare Workers Want Masks and Hazard Pay



    A lot of workers who are still employed are trying to stay safe during COVID-19 pandemic. Take the half a million in-home supporter service providers here in California. They work for county-run programs. Most make around minimum wage, and get only one paid day off a year. Now, they’re asking for help, specifically masks and hazard pay.

    Reporter: Sam Harnett, KQED



    Amazon's Warehouse Workers Worry About Infection



    Amazon warehouse employees who package everything from pasta to toilet paper say the e-commerce giant isn’t doing enough to protect them from COVID-19. Workers at a warehouse in Riverside County are staying home and have signed a petition demanding their health be taken seriously.

    Reporter: Mickey Capper



    UC and Other Colleges Relax Admissions Requirements



    The leaders of California’s biggest university systems are loosening undergrad admissions requirements during the pandemic. It just might ease the anxiety of high school juniors and seniors preparing for college.

    Reporter: Vanessa Rancano, KQED

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    Detainees Panic As Coronavirus Appears In ICE Detention Centers

    Detainees Panic As Coronavirus Appears In ICE Detention Centers

    CA Schools Likely Closed For The Rest Of The Year



    Across the state the debate about just how long school will be out because of the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying. California’s superintendent of schools is telling districts to prepare for learning outside the classroom for the rest of the school year.

    Reporter: Julia McEvoy,  KQED



    Governor Warns Of Emotional Toll On Isolated Seniors



    Isolation might be a good way to stay physically healthy but it can take an emotional toll. Governor Gavin Newsom says a call, text, or knock on the door can help seniors get what they need right now, whether that’s food or just someone to talk to.

    Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED



    CA Distillery Transitions From Liquor To Sanitizer



    A California distillery on the central coast has changed its production line from making booze to bottling hand sanitizer. It's made with ethanol and will help with the acute shortage.

    Reporter: Greta Mart, KCBX



    Masks: To Wear Or Not To Wear?



    Who should wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic? What kind of mask is most effective?  Should we be wearing masks when outside ? Advice from two experts is don't buy one; but do consider making and wearing one.

    Guests: Amir Jamali, MD and George Rutherford, Head, Division of Infectious Disease, UCSF



    ICE Detainees Panic As Coronavirus Appears In Detention Centers



    As cases of Coronavirus begin to emerge in prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers across the country, the tens of thousands of people who are being held while awaiting immigration hearings are starting to panic. In California lawyers have filed suit demanding the release of thirteen immigrant detainees at high-medical risk.

    Reporter: Tyche Hendricks, KQED



    New Federal Standards Will  Increase Fossil Fuel Emissions



    The Trump administration has gutted one of the U.S’s biggest efforts to fight climate change. Trump’s new standards for auto emissions revoke Obama-era clean car rules and will increase fossil fuel emissions for years to come.

    Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED

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    Will Coronavirus Tenant Protections Really Help Renters?

    Will Coronavirus Tenant Protections Really Help Renters?

    Newsom Asks Medical Workers for Help



    To deal with an expected surge in hospitalizations for COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom is creating the California Health Corps and calling on healthcare workers who may have recently retired or are still in school to join the fight against the coronavirus.

    Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED



    California Nurse Heads to NYC to Help



    The effort to boost the state’s army of healthcare workers already faces competition from elsewhere. Last week, New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced a very similar plan. And nurse Robert Bean from the town of Paradise has been deciding whether to help.

    Bean lost his home in the 2018 Camp Fire.

    Guest: Robert Bean, registered nurse



    Will Coronavirus Tenant Protections Really Help Renters?



    A lot of renters are wondering what help, if any, is coming their way as the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy and the household budgets of many Californians. All this just as we deal with shelter-in-place orders that are lasting longer than anyone ever could’ve imagined just a few weeks ago.

    Guests: Anna Scott, KCRW, and Erin Baldassari, KQED



    With Traffic Clear, Garcetti Closes Farmers Markets



    Mayor Garcetti made a series of announcements yesterday that give a glimpse into just how much daily life has changed. In his daily address on the city’s coronavirus pandemic plans, he named a new target in efforts to control overcrowding.

    Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report co-Host



    Trinity County to Non-Residents: Please Stay Out



    A handful of California’s counties have had no coronavirus cases so far and are keeping a close eye on the spread of COVID-19. Trinity County is going further with an unusual quarantine order.

    Reporter: Dan Brekke, KQED



    Weirdest Coronavirus Coping Strategy Yet: Mill Valley Residents Howl Every Evening



    We’ve been trying to end on a lighter note, and talk about ways we connect with each other during shelter-in-place. Well, in the Marin County town of Mill Valley, people have taken to howling like coyotes every night at 8 o’clock.

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    COVID-19 Medical Supply Shortages: Why and What to Do?

    COVID-19 Medical Supply Shortages: Why and What to Do?

    COVID-19 Medical Supply Shortages: Why and What to Do?



    This weekend, we learned from Governor Gavin Newsom that the federal government sent 170 ventilators from the national stockpile to L.A. County. But they didn't work.



    How California's Medical Supply Stockpile Was Dismantled



    California once had a plan for a pandemic like this one. In 2006, coming off the avian flu scare, the state invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a stockpile and three fully-equipped mobile hospitals. But during the 2008 recession, the state slashed the funding to maintain the stockpile.

    Guest: Will Evans, Reporter, Center for Investigative Reporting



    Silicon Valley Re-Tools To Meet Needs of Medical Workers Treating COVID-19



    One Silicon Valley manufacturer that’s made big changes to what they produce because of the COVID-19 outbreak is Carbon 3D. The Redwood City company is using their 3D printers to make test swabs and face shields.

    Guest: Ellen Kullman, CEO, Carbon 3D

    • 12 Min.
    Restaurant Industry Reels from Pandemic Closures

    Restaurant Industry Reels from Pandemic Closures

    Daycare Workers Are Essential for Medical Staff to Work



    A lot of California day care centers are dealing with more kids, even as the preschools have fewer resources, like toilet paper.

    Reporter: Benjamin Purper, KVCR



    Restaurant Industry Reels from Pandemic Closures



    Restaurants have been ordered to close for in-house service to slow the virus’ spread. That’s led to the layoffs of countless restaurant workers. Evan Kleiman, a chef, former restauranteur, and the host of KCRW Santa Monica’s weekly food show, "Good Food," has been watching this with a heavy heart. We talked to her about what she’s been hearing from friends and colleagues in the restaurant industry.

    Guest: Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's "Good Food"

    • 9 Min.
    This Is Not the Time for a Coronavirus Vacation

    This Is Not the Time for a Coronavirus Vacation

    More Covid-19 Tests Coming to California



    California appears to be making progress when it comes to virus testing. Governor Gavin Newsom says as of Tuesday, nearly 67,000 tests have been done in the state. And thousands more will soon be completed.

    Reporter: Lily Jamali, The California Report co-Host



    State Finances Upended by Coronavirus Pandemic



    California’s response to the pandemic is upending the state’s finances. The state Department of Finance has transferred $1.3 billion dollars from its budget reserve account to help fight COVID-19. There’s still a lot of savings to draw on, but that money has strings attached.

    Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED Politics Editor



    This Is Not the Time for a Coronavirus Vacation



    With pandemic shelter in place orders in effect, a lot of people are getting a little stir crazy at home. You might be thinking about just getting out of town and heading up to the mountains or the desert. But this is not such a great idea.

    Guest: Lesley McClurg, KQED Science

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