Primary Turn Out
Election results have come back. It's looking like Bernie Sanders won California, and that a statewide school bond failed. But some races still hang in the balance, and we’ll have to wait until more votes are counted.
- Aaron Mendelson, KPCC’s data journalist
Coronavirus and Music Festivals
Companies from Amazon to Netflix have pulled out of the SXSW festival in Austin due to fears about the coronavirus and it remains to be seen if organizers will cancel it outright. Now that Los Angeles and Orange County have declared states of emergency over COVID-19, it's got us wondering here in Southern California what could happen with the many big events we enjoy every spring - from opening day at Dodger Stadium to the Coachella music festival next month.
- Amy X. Wong, Rolling Stone senior editor
Coronavirus and the Los Angeles Marathon
With emergencies being declared in Los Angeles and Orange Counties — and across the state — over coronavirus, everyone is on high alert. Earlier, we talked about how the operators of some of the regions' BIGGEST public events are preparing in case the risk increases...events music festivals and sporting events. Well, this Sunday, the L.A. Marathon is taking place, 27,000 people running together across the city from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. So what's the game plan?
- Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure correspondent AND L.A. marathon runner
Street Medical Help
The tens of thousands of people living on the streets in LA County are in survival mode...going to the doctor is often the last thing on their mind. KPCC's Alyssa Jeong Perry tells us about a group of USC healthcare workers who make house calls to park benches, tents, and next to freeways.
Throwback Thursday: Thomas Mann House
During World War II, Los Angeles was the launchpad for one of Germany's most beloved authors to start a series of radio broadcasts against Hilter and Nazism. For Throwback Thursday, we tell you the story of Thomas Mann and his addresses that he penned in Pacific Palisades.
Suffrage Movement History
In honor of women's history month, we're revisiting a conversation we had last fall about the women's suffrage movement here in Southern California. Names typically associated with the fight for women's right to vote are Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. But that is just part of the story. We explore the foundational and essential work of African American women in that movement in California and beyond.
- Dr. Martha S. Jones, professor of History at Johns Hopkins University