About a week after teachers in the L.A. Unified School District walked off the job for a strike, we find out where things stand. Plus, Oscar nominations are out today. And, we speak with a reporter who's participating in this year's Ventura homeless count.
LAUSD teacher strike
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The latest on the L.A. teacher’s strike. After nearly two years of failed negotiations and a six-day strike, the Los Angeles teachers union's contract dispute with the nation's second-largest school district may finally be at an end. Earlier Tuesday morning, we stopped by the demonstration at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park to hear what was on the minds of teachers, parents and even students BEFORE an announcement that the LAUSD and UTLA had reached a tentative deal.
- Kyle Stokes, KPCC education reporter
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Starting tonight, thousands of volunteers will try to count how many homeless people there are in Southern California. Getting an exact number is a virtually impossible goal, but organizers of the massive effort have some expert helpers — people who are homeless, or who used to be. KPCC's housing reporter Matt Tinoco reports.
Ventura counts its homeless
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Every year, volunteers take to the streets of Ventura to individually count the county's homeless. We check in with a reporter who's participating to find out how it works and whether the numbers look to be increasing or decreasing this year.
- Caleigh Wells, reporter
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The Academy Award nominations are out Tuesday and oh, how times are a-changing. A streaming service is leading the pack with 15 nominations. Is this a turning point for the future of the awards show?
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
- John Horn, host of KPCC's The Frame
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When it comes to feeding babies, the saying is, "Breast is Best." Breast milk is considered a perfect food—it's nutrient-rich and protects against illnesses. Still, not every mom and baby have an easy time doing it. KPCC Health Reporter Michelle Faust Raghavan went to a breastfeeding clinic in Northeast L.A. and brings us this audio postcard.
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Author Karen Thompson Walker tells us about her new book, "The Dreamers," which takes place in a fictional Southern California town suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness. The novel is one of the most highly anticipated of 2019, and is the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller, the Age of Miracles.
- Karen Thompson Walker, author of "The Dreamers"