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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.

    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

    • 11 min.
    Working Overtime to Process Unemployment Claims

    Working Overtime to Process Unemployment Claims

    How to Protect Farmworkers During Pandemic

    California’s agricultural land grows about a third of the nation’s vegetables and nearly two thirds of its fruits and nuts. This production is essential to America’s food supply. So during the coronavirus pandemic, what safety measures are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 among the state’s hundreds of thousands of farmworkers?

    Reporter: Kathryn Barnes, KCRW

    How Much Isolation Is Needed for COVID-19?

    A lot of Californians who have tested positive for COVID-19, or are worried they might be infected, are self-quarantining themselves. But it’s not always so clear how long you have to stay isolated from others.

    Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED

    State Anticipates Tighter Budgets Due to Coronavirus Slowdown

    The Newsom Administration is telling state agencies that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis could have a big impact on the money the agencies have to spend.

    Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED Politics Editor

    Working Overtime to Process Unemployment Claims

    The coronavirus pandemic is putting a lot of Californians out of work. To help cover the bills, many people are applying for state unemployment insurance, and they are doing it in record numbers.

    Guest: Loree Levy, Employment Development Department

    • 10 min.
    Will High School Seniors Graduate Amid Pandemic?

    Will High School Seniors Graduate Amid Pandemic?

    Health Insurance Rates Could Rise After Pandemic



    Health insurance costs could soar in the coming year because of the price of treating coronavirus and taking other health care measures.

    Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED



    Citizenship Ceremonies Cancelled



    The pandemic is making it harder for people to become naturalized Americans, affecting everything from citizenship classes to oath of allegiance ceremonies.

    Reporter: Michelle Pitcher



    College Kids Head Home, But What About Foster Kids?



    Across the state, college students are returning home as their campuses close, but students who came out of the foster care system don't have have a permanent home to return to.

    Reporter: Alice Daniel, Valley Public Radio



    Will High School Seniors Move On to College Amid Pandemic



    Many high school seniors are worried that delaying graduation because of the pandemic might keep them from attending college this fall. State officials are trying to figure out solutions.

    Reporter: Julia McEvoy, KQED



    Camp Fire Survivors Size Up PG&E's Guilty Plea



    PG&E has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of manslaughter related to the Camp Fire. Residents in Paradise want to know, will anyone go to jail? How does this impact the utility's strategy to emerge from bankruptcy?

    Guest: Lily Jamali, The California Report co-Host

    • 12 min.
    Hospitals Brace for Wave of COVID-19 Patients

    Hospitals Brace for Wave of COVID-19 Patients

    PG&E Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter for Camp Fire



    PG&E said Monday that it is pleading guilty to 85 criminal counts in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County, a blaze that killed 85 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes in and around the town of Paradise.

    Reporter: Lily Jamali, The California Report co-Host



    Hospitals Brace for Wave of COVID-19 Patients



    California hospitals are preparing for a surge of coronavirus patients. Governor Newsom has directed more than 42 million dollars in emergency funding to California’s health care system. part of that money will be used to lease a hospital in Daly City in Northern California and reopen a recently closed hospital here in L.A. Together, that should add a thousand more hospital beds...but that likely still won’t be nearly enough.

    Guest: Jorge Reyno, Vice President, Martin Luther King Hospital



    International Aid Groups Help Hospitals



    At L.A.’s Martin Luther King Hospital, the humanitarian aid group International Medical Corps, which usually operates in war and disaster zones abroad, assembled a huge tent that will operate as a field triage facility next to the hospital’s emergency room.

    Guest: Margaret Traub, International Medical Corps

    • 9 min.
    Governor Newsom: Californians Should Stay Home

    Governor Newsom: Californians Should Stay Home

    Governor Newsom: Californians Should Stay Home

    The governor asked all Californians to stay home and leave only for essential trips, to slow the spread of the coronavirus. State officials estimate could infect more than half the population without collective action.

    Hygiene and Risk Are Part of Life for Immuno-Compromised People

    We’ve all been trying to avoid a trip to the hospital, keeping our distance, trying to stay germ free. But that was already the daily reality of many who suffer from immune disorders like HIV/AIDS and some cancers. They’re also among the most at risk during this outbreak.

    Reporter: KQED’s Laura Klivans

    Coronavirus Disruption: From Anxiety to Grief

    A lot of what makes this hard is what we don’t immediately understand. It's not just the anxiety about our health and our jobs. It's the less obvious stuff like the loss of our routines and social connections. Here’s a guide to weathering these uncertain times.

    Reporter: Stephanie O’Neill

    Rural Californians

    As the shutdown has gone statewide this week, it feels different in rural parts of California, where residents are already far from a grocery store or even the closest neighbor. We hear what the threat of coronavirus means in Boonville in Mendocino County.

    Guest: Alice Woelfle, KQED

    • 13 min.

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