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Coronavirus: Kathryn Barger on the Economy, Border Cities, On the Lot




Kathryn Barger speaks during a forum on children's issues on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 for candidates vying for the fifth district seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The event was put on by Fostering Media Connections at Pasadena City College.
Kathryn Barger speaks during a forum on children's issues on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 for candidates vying for the fifth district seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The event was put on by Fostering Media Connections at Pasadena City College.
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Coronavirus: Kathryn Barger on the Economy 

First how L.A. County might start opening businesses... and other aspects of life. The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday to discuss this, among many other things. 

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Coronavirus Work Share 

One out of every six workers in the state has filed for unemployment since the coronavirus hit California. Economists say for many companies, there's an alternative to mass layoffs. It's called Work Sharing. But employers say the application process for this lesser-known California program is outdated — and long waits have been stressful for their workers. KPCC's David Wagner has more. 

Coronavirus Border Cities

To help stem the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to non-essential travel since March 21st. People with temporary work visas, students and those traveling for business are still allowed to enter the U.S. But strict limits have been placed on those entering for tourism, shopping and family visits. And now the U.S. and Mexico have extended those restrictions through May 19th, at least.

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Mis Ángeles Column 

KPCC’s Erick Galindo brings us another audio essay from his Mis Ángeles column on LAist. This time he profiles Jessica Huerta, a community education coordinator for the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights Los Angeles or CHIRLA, which serves primarily Latino immigrants in L.A. 

You can find Erick's column here

On the Lot 

There's lots of Hollywood news happening, from the protocol changes productions are considering taking up to the latest on the Oscars. We get to all that and more.

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Coronavirus Geffen Stayhouse 

Going to the theatre may be out, but how about letting the theatre come to you? The Geffen Stayhouse has come up with a way that it can bring a little bit of culture to your screens. 

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Here's a glimpse into what they're doing: