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.
- Kathryn Barger, L.A. County Supervisor
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 But employers say the application process for this lesser-known California program is outdated — and long waits have been stressful for their workers.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.
- Gustavo Solis, Reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune
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.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Film Editor at The Hollywood Reporter
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.
- Matt Shakman, Geffen Playhouse's Artistic Director
Here's a glimpse into what they're doing: