Governor Gavin Newsom joins A Martinez to talk about the latest on his efforts to prepare the state for a rise in COVID-19 cases and a dip in California's economic outlook. During his daily press conference earlier this afternoon, he announced that he has tapped California's Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, who is a pediatrician well known for work with trauma and kids to put together a strategy for helping Californians deal with the psychological aspects of staying at home.
- Governor Gavin Newsom
AMC theaters across the nation closed their doors last month, but the company's struggling finances mean those theatre doors may never reopen. We discuss the impact it could have on all of Hollywood.
- John Horn, Host of The Frame
On the Frontlines: ER Nurse
Today, Barbara Ferrer - L-A County's director of public health - reported a total of 6,910 cases of COVID-19 in the county and an additional 22 deaths. That brings the county's total number of deaths to 169 and the mortality rate here to 2.4 percent. With that in mind, we hear from someone who is on the frontlines of this pandemic.
- Emanouel Khodadadi, Registered Nurse at USC Verdugo Hills hospital
CIF Cancelled: A Baseball Player's Story
Last Friday, the California Interscholastic Federation announced the inevitable-- all spring high school sports, including baseball, were cancelled. After making it to the Division 1 City Section finals at Dodger Stadium last year, this left Palisades High without a chance to prove they were more than a one-year wonder.
- Julian Jacobson, Senior Catcher and Captain on the Palisades Charter High School
History of Navy Ship Hospitals
The USNS Mercy has been docked in Los Angeles since the end of March. It's role is to treat patients who are NOT suffering from COVID-19, relieving hospitals that ARE handling people with those symptoms. Meanwhile, the USNS Comfort has been docked in New York City with the aim to do the same. The Navy has a history of answering the call during crises like this with its hospital ships, so we wanted to talk about it.
- Sal Mercogliano, Professor of History at Campbell University and a former merchant mariner
Corona Comedy: Nikki Glaser
One thing that's certainly different during the corona virus pandemic is dating. A talks with a person who's been on the "front lines" of the "dating wars" on a personal level and as a professional. Comedian Nikki Glaser's Netflix special is called “Bangin'...” her Sirius XM show and podcast is “You Up?” and she's the host of Bravo's “Blind Date”.
A quick tip for dealing with quarantine - this one courtesy of Walt Disney. Up on the Disney Parks Blog, you can find the recipe for Disnelyand's oh-so delicious churro bites. It'll for sure help you fill the time and hopefully satisfy your soul, but I warn you, it involves a lot of butter.