Coronavirus Immigration 101
President Trump issued a proclamation, yesterday, that limits which immigrants can come into the country. We break down who it affects and explain why it's much more narrow than what the president first intended.
- Jean Reisz, Co-Director of USC's Immigration Clinic
Mis Angeles No Safety Net
KPCC's Erick Galindo brings us an audio diary of his visit to a food bank in Downey, CA. It's one of the few places in South East LA that has been a consistent source for undocumented and mixed status families who've been largely left out of the federal stimulus programs.
Local Oil and Gas
With coronavirus precautions slowing our economy, demand for gasoline and jet fuel is way down. And it's happening just as the world is experiencing a glut of oil. That's why we are seeing oil tanker ships lined up offshore going no place -- filled with oil that nobody wants to buy. We explain what all this means for our region.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC's infrastructure correspondent
Traffic Accidents Down
With so few of us leaving the house these days, the air is cleaner, we're saving money on gas, and the traffic is well, non-existent. Another positive consequence of less driving? Fewer accidents. And a new study has actually put a price tag on what Californians are saving as a result. The number may surprise you.
- Fraser Shilling, Co-director of the Road Ecology Center at U-C Davis
Coronavirus Drag Racing
Though there are fewer cars on the road, the wide freeways and boulevards are creating an opportunity for drag racers. We discuss what's been happening lately.
- James Queally, Los Angeles Times writer
Coronavirus Research Studies and How to Assess Them
From early studies that looked at whether the coronavirus exists on surfaces to more recent research relying on antibody tests to determine how many people may have had the coronavirus, there is a lot of preliminary information floating around out there that has been consumed and shared and shared again. But its important to remember all of these studies are based on narrow data sets and have yet to be peer-reviewed so we should take it all with a grain of salt.
- Jeremy Greene, Professor of medicine and history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University
It Takes Our Village
Big Little Lies producer Bruna Papandrea started an organization to help raise funds for below the line workers in the TV and film industry - It Takes Our Village. She talks to A Martinez.