It seems like every hour there's a new development in the fight to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Naturally, many people are concerned, even worried and anxious.Which is why we want to start today with a deeper look at the fear many may be feeling today. We’re doing that with Nataria Joseph, a clinical health psychologist at Pepperdine University.
- Nataria Joseph, Clinical Health Psychologist at Pepperdine University
Coronavirus Homeless Population
The homeless population is one of the most vulnerable to communicable diseases, more than just COVID-19. KPCC's Matt Tinoco reports on how LA's officials are working to prevent the virus's spread.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC's Housing and Homelessness Reporter
Coronavirus Test Kit Catch Up
The lack of complete test kits is the biggest challenge right now to staying on top of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is something Governor Gavin Newsom bemoaned. Sophia Bollag, a California politics reporter for The Sacramento Bee joins us.
- Sophia Bollag, California politics reporter for The Sacramento Bee
Coronavirus Sports Conferences
While the effects of coronavirus are being felt all over the world in many different parts of life, sports in the US had largely been untouched until last night. The NBA has postponed the season as has Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball is suspending spring training. The Pac-12, along with other major conferences have cancelled their basketball tournaments which puts the NCAA's March Madness in jeopardy. ESPN LA's Brian Kamenetzky joins us to talk through these breaking sports announcements.
- Brian Kamenetzky, ESPN LA Radio Host
Clean Rideshare Vehicles
Rideshare vehicles emit 50 percent more carbon dioxide than the average car on the road in California. That's according to a report by the state's Air Resources Board. The department's Joshua Cunningham explains how, by the end of this year, the state will introduce new regulations on rideshare vehicles.
- Joshua Cunningham, Air Resources Board
The first US Census was taken after the American Revolution in 1790. Since, there have been 22 federal population counts and the 23rd is fast approaching. So what’s the history of the census here in California and even more specifically LA? Julia Bricklin is a local author who specializes in California history and she joins us.
- Julia Bricklin, local author specializing in California history