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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.

    Wine Industry Limps Along With Tasting Rooms Closed

    Wine Industry Limps Along With Tasting Rooms Closed

    Wine Industry Limps Along With Tasting Rooms Closed



    A report out this week from Sonoma State University estimates California wine businesses lost more than $4 billion dollars since the start of the coronavirus shutdown. More than 40,000 people, directly or indirectly involved in making, distributing and serving wine, could lose their jobs. We’re talking everyone from laborers harvesting grapes to sommeliers at upscale restaurants in L.A. and San Francisco. Saul Gonzalez visited wineries in Paso Robles to learn how they're coping.

    Guests: Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Vineyard, and Dorothy Schuler, Bodegas Paso Robles

    • 7 min
    Lawmakers Question Prison Officials Over San Quentin Outbreak

    Lawmakers Question Prison Officials Over San Quentin Outbreak

    Newsom Reinstates Closures in 19 Counties As COVID Cases Surge



    Not so long ago California was seen as a model when it came to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. But in the last couple of weeks, COVID cases and hospitalizations have surged in many places in California. Yesterday day Governor Newsom announced a step back from reopening.

    Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED



    Southern California Hit Hard By High Unemployment



     A new report shows big differences between north and south when it comes to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They’re terrible in the L.A. area, but not as bad around the Bay Area. 

    Reporter: Matt Guilhem, KCRW



    Lawmakers Question Prison Officials Over San Quentin Outbreak



    At a state Senate oversight hearing yesterday, lawmakers asked prison officials to take responsibility for the role they may have played in increased COVID-19 cases in the state’s prisons. State Senator Nancy Skinner, chair of the Senate Public Safety Committee, called for the oversight hearing in response to an outbreak at San Quentin State Prison.

    Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin



    COVID Positive Refugee Not Turned Over to ICE



    A Cambodian refugee, who feared being turned over to immigration authorities after completing his prison sentence, is a free man after his release yesterday from San Quentin prison. He’s also infected with COVID-19.

    Reporter: Tyche Hendricks, KQED

    State Senate Takes Up Prison COVID-19 Outbreaks

    State Senate Takes Up Prison COVID-19 Outbreaks

    What Happened to Sacramento's Focus on Housing



    Before the coronavirus hit, housing and housing affordability seemed to be the state's biggest problems and there were lots of proposals in Sacramento to fix them. But is getting roofs over people's heads still a priority for Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature?

    Guest: Erin Baldassari, KQED



    LA Wants to Divert Non-Violent 911 Calls from LAPD



    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to explore replacing armed LAPD officers with unarmed first responders in some cases. They’re going to look for ways to divert non-violent 9-1-1 calls away from the police.

    Reporter: Anna Scott, KCRW



    A Third of San Diego Essential Workers Are Immigrants



    As the coronavirus crisis continues, there’s an even greater reliance on essential workers. In San Diego, a new report by the city and UCSD shows that more than a third of the most critical essential workers are immigrants.

    Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED



    State Senate Wants to Know Why Coronavirus Is Spreading in State Prisons



    COVID-19 is sweeping through San Quentin State Prison, where over a thousand inmates have tested positive for the virus and one has died. The coronavirus is also spreading at several other prisons across California. At a hearing in Sacramento this morning, state senators are expected look for answers and solutions.

    Reporter: Julie Small, KQED



    Did San Diego Biotech Lab Inflate Progress on Coronavirus Vaccine?



    A coronavirus vaccine being developed by a southern California biotech lab is showing promising results in human trials. At least that’s what Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday.

    But a series of lawsuits says the CEO has intentionally misled investors for profit.

    Reporter: Tarryn Mento, KPBS 

    • 12 min
    Coronavirus Cases Spike Across The State

    Coronavirus Cases Spike Across The State

    Coronavirus Cases Spike Across The State



    When it comes to progress in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the news out of Los Angeles County, where about one in four Californians live, is bad. There were more than 2,900 new COVID cases in the county reported on Monday.



    Fresno County Jail Hit By Coronavirus Outbreak



    The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department reported 507 positive COVID-19 cases at the county jail on Monday. That’s almost a quarter of the  lock up’s population. But  testing has been limited to just one part of the facility.

    Reporter: Madi Bolaños, Valley Public Radio



    Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty In Public Hearing



    Joseph DeAngelo, the defendent in the Golden State Killer case, has pleaded guilty to dozens of rape and murder charges, stemming from crimes in the 1970s and 80s. The guilty pleas were part of a deal to avoid the death penalty.

    Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio



    Workers Strike Over Outbreak At Pistachio Plant



    Workers at a Central Valley pistachio plant say they were exposed to COVID-19 because their employer did not take preventive measures. After closing for cleaning and on-site testing Monday, the plant is set to reopen today. But union representatives are still worried about worker safety.

    Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED



    Enforcement of Consumer Privacy Act Begins July 1st



    Starting tomorrow enforcement will begin for the California Consumer Privacy Act.  The landmark law went into effect in January and is intended to give consumers greater control over what companies do with their personal information online.

    Guest: Rachael Myrow, KQED



    New Americans Take Part in 'Drive-Thru' Naturalization



    The coronavirus pandemic put a hold on large-scale naturalization ceremonies across California, But thousands of immigrants have safely become citizens thanks to naturalization “drive-thrus.”

    Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS

    Cal State University System Prepares to Reopen in the Fall

    Cal State University System Prepares to Reopen in the Fall

    Reopening Halted as Coronavirus Spreads Across the State



    If you thought you could ease up a bit on worrying about the coronavirus pandemic, news the last few days has been like a big bucket of cold water to the face.



    Coronavirus Cases on the Rise at San Quentin



    971 people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. One state lawmaker is calling it a major catastrophe.

    Reporter: Angela Corral, The California Report



    Cal State University System Prepares to Reopen in the Fall



    How do you plan for safely educating more than 480,000 students on 23 different campuses during a pandemic? As the fall school year approaches, that's the challenge facing the California State University system, the largest four year university system in the country.

    Guest: Timothy White, Cal State Chancellor



    King City to Outfit Police Guns with Cameras



    Monterey County’s King City—at the southern end of the Salinas Valley—is the first California city to outfit all of its police officers with cameras on their guns. This is even though the city of just over 14,000 residents has had no officer-involved shootings in recent memory.

    Guest: Greta Mart, KCBX



    Mayors Take Their Push for Universal Income National



    A coalition of U.S. mayors is kicking off a campaign in support of the idea of universal basic income. It’s led by Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who started a guaranteed income pilot project in his city in February 2019.

    Guest: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

    • 16 min
    Construction Firms Offer COVID-19 Tests To Workers

    Construction Firms Offer COVID-19 Tests To Workers

    Stuck and Scared Amid San Quentin Outbreak



    As of this morning, 539 inmates have contracted the coronavirus at San Quentin State Prison -- more than at any other state prison in California. Inmates are stuck and scared.

    Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, The California Report



    Construction Firms Offer COVID-19 Tests To Workers



    If you’ve tried to get a covid19 test lately, it may have felt like a scramble. But what if your job offered you one? Some Sacramento construction crews now have that option. Other employers are exploring if they should do the same.

    Reporter: Pauline Bartolone, CapRadio



    Injunction Would Make Gig Workers Into Employees



    California’s Attorney General is seeking a court injunction that would force ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber to make their drivers employees immediately.

    Reporter: Sam Harnett, KQED



    Samaritan Podcast Explores Homelessness in LA



    A new podcast from our partners at KCRW in Los Angeles looks at homelessness through the eyes of one native Angeleno who's trying to get a roof over her head in the midst of the pandemic. It’s called "Samaritans."

    Guest: Anna Scott, KCRW and "Samaritans" podcast producer



    Rounding Up a Big Week in Immigration News



    It has been quite a week for immigration news. The Supreme Court yesterday agreed with the Trump administration that if asylum seekers are turned down in an initial interview, they can be rapidly deported without the right to go before a judge. We have a roundup of all things immigration and what it means for California.



    Guest: Tyche Hendricks, Immigration Editor, KQED



    Injunction Would Make Gig Workers Into Employees



    California’s Attorney General is seeking a court injunction that would force ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber to make their drivers employees immediately.

    Reporter: Sam Harnett, KQED



    'He Played With People’s Minds': Fresno Priest Left a Trail of Sexual Abuse Allegations



    This week on our sister show, The California Report Magazine, Reporter Alex Hall takes us inside a Latino church in Fresno where parishioners are forced to confront whether their priest is a miracle worker or a predator. 

    • 14 min

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