Coronavirus Small Business Reactions
Small businesses are struggling to think about how to stay afloat with the economy slowing down. Take Two hears from several small business owners to hear how they've taken a hit, and are preparing for the future.
Coronavirus Housing Market
With more and more people unable to earn a living under quarantine, that means rents and mortgages may go unpaid. So, what happens to the economy if the real estate market becomes uncertain in these times and what solutions there have been in the past.
- Richard Green, Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Coronavirus Ask an Expert
Over the weekend, radical changes were ordered to the daily lives of California residents. Here in LA — effective today — bars, entertainment venues such as movie theaters and bowling alleys, gyms, fitness studios and restaurant dining rooms are all closed to the public. Meanwhile, those over 65 are encouraged to self-isolate. And with more changes, comes more questions, from YOU our listeners. Guest:
- Dr. Shruti Gohil, Associate Medical Director at the University of California at Irvine
Coronavirus How To Talk To Your Senior Parents
This past Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued sweeping new restrictions in California - including a call for home isolation for everyone in the state age 65 and older. So what will that look like in practice? And what will it take to make the order work?
- Caroline Cicero, Former Geriatric Social Worker and Professor of Gerontology at USC
Homeschooling Your Kids
LA’s public schools are closed, and dozens of other districts around the region have also shut their doors in response to the spread of coronavirus. Which means a lot of kids are at home. And the risk for boredom is high. KPCC’s Mariana Dale went to the experts to get some ideas of how you can keep them busy and their brains growing.
Coronavirus Mayor Garcetti on Food
Grocery supply chains are good, so please stop hoarding. That was the message from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a cadre of grocery store representatives from across the industry.
Seventeen cases of coronavirus have now been identified in Orange County, including three believed spread through the community. Most schools are closed, libraries are also shut down and visits to local jails and juvenile centers have been suspended.
- Nick Gerda, The Voice of OC Reporter
As millions continue to self-isolate across the country, there has been ample time to get buried in the news… and some of it doesn’t make you feel great. Long lines at gun stores… people hoarding hand sanitizer… thousands continuing with business as usual. And then there are the stories that inspire us, like this video of neighbors in Siena, Italy… singing together from their balconies, that led us to wonder: when there’s so much uncertainty… how should we respond as a community?
- Brie Loskota, Executive Director for the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC