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Felix Martinez of El Sereno votes at a polling place inside Barrio Action Youth & Family Center on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016 during the California primary election.
Felix Martinez of El Sereno votes at a polling place inside Barrio Action Youth & Family Center on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016 during the California primary election.
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State of Affairs 

Long lines at LA polls has state and local officials calling for a change. But are their criticisms warranted Meanwhile, Republicans hoping to turn back the blue wave might be making some headway. We’ll get into those stories and more with Zach Courser, co-director of the policy lab at Claremont McKenna College and Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED.

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Coronavirus Carl Goldman Talks 

Last month, a couple from Santa Clarita was quarantined aboard a cruise ship in Japan after an outbreak of coronavirus. The Goldmans were then rerouted to Nebraska after Carl Goldman came down with a fever about two hours into a flight to Northern California. Carl is now in isolation in Nebraska after testing positive for coronavirus. Six people who were aboard the Diamond Princess have died from COVID-19. KPCC's Robert Garrova checked in with the Goldmans last month and we are now following up. Carl joins us on the phone from Nebraska.

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Harbor Gateway North 

When you see problems in your neighborhood, like abandoned cars or illegal dumping, do you know who to call for help? Wherever you live, it can be difficult. And that's why Los Angeles voters amended the City Charter to create Neighborhood Councils 20 years ago. KPCC's Sharon McNary visited one council that's become a strong voice for its residents.

Vote Centers: Why We Procrastinate

Vote centers in LA County had been open for 11 days before Super Tuesday, but were overwhelmed with people on election day. Technical issues and undecided voters accounted for some of the crowds, but so did procrastinators. Take Two looks at the psychology of why people procrastinate, even when they're given the option to get things done early, with expert Tim Pychyl from Carleton University.

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Food Friday: Northgate Markets 

If you enjoy exploring different cultural markets, you may be familiar with Northgate. It's been a staple in Southern California since 1980 and has since expanded to 40 stores across the region, from Culver City to the South Bay and Orange County. 

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Weekend Preview 

Film festivals opening this weekend include the Cat Video Fest, Film Noir Fest, Outfest Fusion and A Suffrage Film Festival. NHM offers a night of science and music at its First Friday party. Spring is celebrated at a Holi event. The Bowers museum offers a peek into the Disney Archives. And the L.A. Marathon takes over the streets on Sunday. KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best events to do in Southern California this weekend.

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