Now that Senator Kamala Harris has announced her candidacy for U.S. president, we look at her chances and also whether L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will follow suit. Plus, we check in with a TSA agent at Ontario International Airport to see how he's faring now that the partial government shutdown is in its 35th day. And, organizer Marie Kondo is having an effect on used bookstores in Los Angeles.
State of Affairs
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Senator Kamala Harris is running for President, and so might L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti. Meanwhile, new California Governor Gavin Newsom is juggling a whole lot.
- Raphe Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A.
- Marisa Lagos, political reporter for KQED
Representative Adam Schiff
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The deal announced a few hours ago to reopen the government is just temporary only lasting three weeks. At that point, the president said that if Congress doesn't reach a compromise, the government will either shut down on February 15th, or he may indeed declare a national emergency. So, the negotiations continue between Republicans and Democrats.
- Adam Schiff, Democratic Congressman and House Intelligence Chair
Pay for Federal Workers
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President Trump announced an end to the government shutdown earlier today. The federal workers who had been furloughed or forced to work without pay for the past 35 days are expecting their checks. But exactly when those workers will receive their back pay was unclear.
- Eric Yoder, a reporter for the Washington Post
Sheriff Villanueva and Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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Immigration politics continue to grip the nation, but in Los Angeles, the debate over immigration is playing out at the jails. New L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva campaigned hard on the promise that he would limit the department's practice of handing over immigrant inmates to ICE agents. But it's far from clear how much limiting he'll do and how many fewer people will actually be deported as a result.
- Frank Stoltze, KPCC public safety reporter
Eric Garcetti and his possible presidential bid
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As L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti attended a mayors' conference in Washington D.C. this week, the question loomed: when will he jump into the race for president?Guest:
- Mary Plummer, KPCC politics reporter
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Have a surreal week with a little help from Isabella Rossellini (and her dog) or an immersive Twin Peaks party. Get some culture at art shows by Ed Moses, Valley girls and nature lovers. Angel City celebrates its sour beers and Penny Marshall fans celebrate her life with a Laverne & Shirley marathon.
- Leo Duran, KPCC producer
- Christine Ziemba, LAist.com