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Coronavirus Schools, CA Lottery Audit, CA's Ocean Climate Change Plan




A laboratory operator wearing a protective gear handles patients' samples in a laboratory of the National Reference Center (CNR) for respiratory viruses at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on January 28, 2020. - The CNR analyses the tests for respiratory viruses among which coronavirus. The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 106 people and infected over 4,000 -- the bulk of them in and around Wuhan. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
A laboratory operator wearing a protective gear handles patients' samples in a laboratory of the National Reference Center (CNR) for respiratory viruses at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on January 28, 2020. - The CNR analyses the tests for respiratory viruses among which coronavirus. The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 106 people and infected over 4,000 -- the bulk of them in and around Wuhan. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Coronavirus Schools 

The latest numbers show more than 80 thousand COVID-19 cases globally and close to three thousand people have died. The vast majority of the cases and deaths are in China. Here in California, there are 10 confirmed cases. But the CDC warned in a press briefing yesterday the CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier said it was time to start preparing for a possible spread in the U.S. KPCC reporter Robert Garrova looked into how school officials here in L.A. are preparing for the possibility of community spread of the new coronavirus.

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CA Lottery Audit

California's Lottery has been short-changing what it owes to school children around the state for years. The news has pushed one state lawmaker to say the lottery should no longer gamble with the education of California's children. She's State Senator Ling Ling Chang from Diamond Bar.

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CA 25th District

When Congresswoman Katie Hill stepped down from her seat last year, following controversy, candidates rushed into the race to replace her.

 Now, the Republicans smell opportunity in the 25th District. But Democrats are confident the seat will stay blue. 

KPCC's Libby Denkmann reports on the contest.

Ocean Climate Change

California’s coast and many of the creatures that live along it are under threat. Climate change and the impact from millions of us living near the sea has taken a toll. In response, California’s Ocean Protection Council is voting on whether to adopt a five year strategic plan to address some of the biggest issues. KPCC's Jacob Margolis talks to A Martinez.  

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Orange County School of the Arts Part 2

This week, we're bringing you the drama unfolding between a famed Santa Ana charter school - the Orange County School of the Arts-- and the local school district. 

It's a fight that's left the school's future in doubt. 
 
KPCC's Carla Javier introduces us to a parent, whose kid just wanted to go there.

On The Lot 

Let's go On the Lot. This week —the lasting impact of Bob Iger’s tenure as CEO of the Walt Disney company. Plus, a six-part Netflix docu-series may provide some answers about the growing coronavirus threat including it’s potential effect on the movie industry. John Horn, host of KPCC’s arts and entertainment show The Frame, joins us to discuss.

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Mexican Art at Whitney Museum 

In 1920, the Mexican Revolution ended three decades of dictatorial rule in Mexico and established a constitutional republic. During that time, the government commissioned artists like David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera to make public murals about the social ideals of the revolution. But by 1925 those government commissions dried up, so these muralists looked to the U-S for work. It was then that a cultural exchange between Mexican and American artists began. A new exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York showcases this relationship and the influence Mexican artists had on American artists early in the 20th Century. "Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art" opened last week. We talk to Barbara Haskell, the head curator of the exhibit.

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