Governor Newsom has declared a drought emergency for Mendocino and Sonoma counties. In the Klamath Basin near the California-Oregon border, officials are anticipating a summer of unprecedented drought.
Reporter: Erik Neumann, Jefferson Public Radio
Young people in California have been at the heart of protests and rallies since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year. One youth organizer in Oakland says the fight will continue, even after guilty verdicts were handed down to Derek Chauvin.
Guest: Luna EkunDayo, Co-Founder of Black Youth for the People’s Liberation
Rob Bonta faced questions from both the Assembly and Senate in Sacramento on Wednesday. He was pressed on how he would handle various high-profile issues, should he be confirmed as California's next Attorney General.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED
Leaders up and down California expressed joy and relief following the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.
Members of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles were overjoyed by the guilty verdicts handed down in the murder of George Floyd. But they know that more work lies ahead for them.
Guest: Dr. Melina Abdullah, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter L.A.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will formally introduce his budget proposal on Tuesday. It includes money for a universal basic income pilot program.
The trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd is now in the hands of the jury. One Bay Area professor said the defense's arguments have been rooted in a long history of looking at the health and well-being of Black people differently.
Guest: Denise Hurd, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley
More than 300,000 COVID-19 cases involve the nation’s meatpacking workers, leading to billions of dollars in economic damage, according to a new study from U.C. Davis.
Reporter: Alex Hall, The California Report
With Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement that he wants the state to fully reopen on June 15, the live music industry is preparing for what could be a busy second half of 2021. But not all music venues will open in June.
Everyone over the age of 16 in California can now sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the state's My Turn website. But as eligibility expands in the state, some are concerned people in the hardest hit communities will be left behind in trying to get a shot.
Guest: Kiran Savage-Sangwan, Executive Director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Governor Newsom said the large majority of schools in California have either opened for in-person learning or announced a date to do so. He said many students have experienced anxiety and trauma during the pandemic, which is why it's vital to open schools back up for at least some classroom instruction.
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