We explore how the 2020 Census may change as a new Census Bureau director potentially takes over. Plus, California celebrates Clean Air Day. And, FEMA tests its emergency alert system today.
Senate hearings for U.S. Census Bureau nominee Steven Dillingham start Wednesday morning. And if Dillingham gets the job, he’s also inheriting some hard feelings toward the 2020 Census. Namely, six lawsuits, including one from California, about the question of citizenship on the census survey. The citizenship question hasn’t been asked since 1950, and critics worry that with growing tension between the Trump Administration and immigrant communities, census results will be inaccurate.
- Louis Desipio, professor of political science and Chicano, Latino studies
Clean Air Day
To mark Clean Air Day, we look at the 88 consecutive days of poor air quality this summer and explore the reasons behind it.
- Emily Guerin, KPCC environment reporter
Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong
Earlier this year local billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong bought the LA Times and he has big plans for the paper under his ownership. A Martinez took a trip the paper's new home in El Segundo to find out more about what's in store for this local journalism institution.
- Patrick Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times owner
Governor Jerry Brown signed off on a lot of legislation this weekend, including a bill with a connection to a story we've been following here on Take Two -- about a small water supplier in the Compton area. For months, customers of the Sativa Water District have complained about brown, smelly water. The newly-signed law aims to help get rid of Sativa all together.
- Assemblyman Mike Gipson
For the sixth straight season, the Dodgers are National League West champs. They’ll host the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS Thursday. But will Dodger fans be okay this year if they don't win the World Series? Plus for the first time in 19 years, the Angels will be searching for a new manager.
- Andy and Brian Kamenetzky
At 11:18 a.m. on October 3, be prepared for your phone to start buzzing. It’s the first nationwide test of the emergency alert system. Going forward, it’ll be used to notify people of extreme emergencies that affect the whole country. If for some reason you don’t want to receive these alerts, you’re out of luck.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure reporter