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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.

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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.

    L.A. County Health Director Seeing 'Terrifying Increases' in COVID-19 Cases

    L.A. County Health Director Seeing 'Terrifying Increases' in COVID-19 Cases

    California reported more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday. In Los Angeles County, public health director Barbara Ferrer pleaded with people to wear masks when out of the house.

    Los Angeles County will begin mailing COVID-19 test kits to some people’s homes. This new effort is aimed at those with mobility issues.
    Reporter: Jackie Fortier KPCC

    Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been vocal about his refusal to enforce public health mandates, including mask requirements.
    Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio

    A red flag warning went into effect for most of Southern California last night as 70-80mph Santa Ana winds whipped through the region. The Bond Fire broke out in Orange County around 10pm and has burned thousands of acres. 

    High profile California politicians, including the Governor and San Francisco Mayor, have been called out recently for defying their own health advice by dining out in groups. Behavior like this can undermine public trust in coronavirus guidelines. 
    Guest: Kimberly Elsbach, Professor of Management, UC Davis

    A San Francisco based appeals court has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing the so-called public charge rule, which penalizes low income immigrants who use public benefits like Medi-Cal and food stamps.
    Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

    With the pandemic, the lives of Farmworkers in California have gotten more difficult, and dangerous. A new UC Berkeley study looks at the toll on laborers in one corner of California and why some are hesitant to get vaccinated when treatments do become available.
    Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED

    • 15 min
    State Recommends Weekly COVID-19 Testing for Health Care Workers

    State Recommends Weekly COVID-19 Testing for Health Care Workers

    The California Department of Public Health is recommending weekly COVID testing for all health care workers at hospitals. Nurses have been calling for this for months. 
    Reporter: Polly Stryker, KQED

    As COVID-19 cases soar, communities of color are bearing much of the burden, including Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. These communities around Sacramento are utilizing several strategies to bring infection rates down.
    Reporter: Pauline Bartolone, CapRadio

    Government climatologists say two-thirds of California is in some state of drought. With little rain in the forecast, is this the beginning of another prolonged dry spell?
    Reporter: Ezra David Romero, KQED

    One L.A. area restaurant is defying the ban on outdoor dining which went into effect Monday, and also poking fun at the politicians who didn’t follow their own advice about mask-wearing and social distancing.
    Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW

    California lawmakers are demanding accountability after it was revealed that a statewide unemployment scam was being run out of jails and prisons. This week, officials confirmed at least $400 million in stolen benefits has been lost through the scheme. 
    Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED

    • 18 min
    Hospital Admissions Surge as Governor Considers New Stay-at-Home Order

    Hospital Admissions Surge as Governor Considers New Stay-at-Home Order

    Governor Gavin Newsom says the state could see another stay-at-home order for regions where COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admission rates are surging.
    Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED

    Nearly a month after Election Day, the last of California’s close congressional races has been decided, and it brings good news for Republicans. 
    Reporter Guy Marzorati, KQED

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday over whether the Trump Administration can exclude immigrants without legal status from the census totals to determine Congressional seats for each state. The stakes are enormous for California.
    Reporter: Caroline Champlin, KPCC

    A group of families have filed a lawsuit against the State of California. The suit claims the state is denying underserved students the equal right to education during the pandemic. 
    Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED

    The San Jose city council will vote today on a measure to ban natural gas in nearly all new buildings beginning next year. The city estimates the ban will prevent hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon emissions from wafting into the atmosphere over the next fifty years.
    Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED

    Oil and gas companies got approval to drill hundreds of wells in California last year without proper review. That’s outraged environmental groups. 
    Reporter: Nina Sparling, KQED

    The pandemic has forced millions of Californians to file for unemployment benefits, which has led the state to look for possible unemployment fraud. Those efforts have left some San Diego residents in a months-long fight for their payments.
    Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS

    • 14 min
    Which Healthcare Workers Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine First?

    Which Healthcare Workers Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine First?

    Record Number of Californians Hospitalized for COVID-19
    There are now more than 7,400 people hospitalized in California because of the coronavirus. That’s more than triple the number who were hospitalized just a month ago. As coronavirus cases surge, a new stay at home order takes effect for Los Angeles County residents.
    Which Healthcare Workers Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine First?
    Health care workers will be first in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine once it’s available, but that first shipment may not be enough to vaccinate all of them. California has 2.4 million health care workers, but the state expects to receive just 1 to 2 million vaccines in the first allocation from the federal government.
    Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED
    Tobacco Industry Coalition Looks to Referendum to Overturn Flavored Tobacco Ban
    California legislators passed a law this year banning the retail sale of flavored tobacco products in the state as a way to stop young people from getting hooked on the products. Now a coalition backed by the tobacco industry says it’s collected more than a million voter signatures to place a referendum on the November 2022 ballot that would overturn the flavored tobacco ban if passed.
    US Citizenship Test Just Got Longer and Potentially Harder to Pass
    Starting Tuesday, applicants for naturalization will have to take a new naturalization test. The Trump administration is doubling the length of the test from 10 to 20 questions, and the list of possible questions people need to study will also increase to 128. Critics say a longer test is meant to discourage people from becoming citizens.
    Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
    UC Application Deadline Extended Due to Technical Difficulties
    Because of an online power outage it experienced, UC is extending the deadline for applications from today, Monday, to Friday of this week. But now that the system is back up and running, UC is advising prospective students not to procrastinate and get in their applications as soon as possible.
    How a Controversial News Blog Helped Cost Michael Tubbs Re-Election in Stockton
    The defeat of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs was a surprise to many and in part attributed to how he was covered in a Stockton news blog, the 209 Times. Without trusted news sources, residents go to other places for information.
    Sarah Minez-Tan, CapRadio

    • 13 min
    Young Queer Candidates of Color are Changing the Bay Area Political Scene

    Young Queer Candidates of Color are Changing the Bay Area Political Scene

    Young Queer Candidates of Color are Changing the Bay Area Political Scene
    KQED podcast 'The Bay' is kicking off a series about expanding concepts of democracy and increasing representation in government. In the first episode, The Bay’s host Devin Katayama talks to KQED reporter Adhiti Bandlamudi about LGBTQ candidates of color who've recently been elected in the Bay Area. 

    • 11 min
    Food Banks Face Enormous Need This Thanksgiving

    Food Banks Face Enormous Need This Thanksgiving

    Food Banks Face Enormous Need This Thanksgiving
    Many Californians confront incredible hardships this Thanksgiving because of the pandemic. Food banks all over the state are stepping in to fill in the gaps, including distributing Thanksgiving meals. They expect the need this year to be enormous.
    Guest: Amanda Green, Director, Union Station Homeless Services
    Rare Rose Flourishes on Alcatraz After Decades of Neglect
    Many of Alcatraz Island’s indoor spaces are off-limits to visitors because of the pandemic. But The Rock’s craggy outdoor landscape is full of unexpected finds, like a rare rose once thought to be extinct. 
    Reporter: Chloe Veltman, KQED

    • 11 min

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