State of Affairs
Governor Newsom moves to close Orange County beaches after a busy weekend. But one city isn’t going down without a fight and is seeking an injunction. Meanwhile, Speaker Nancy Pelosi re-ups her support of Joe Biden after renewed claims of sexual assault.
- Marisa Lagos, KQED Correspondent
- Zach Courser, co-director of the Policy Lab at Claremont McKenna College
Coronavirus: Future of Retail
The coronavirus pandemic has rocked the global economy. You may be experiencing the effects of this yourself, right now. But as with all of life's bleakest chapters - this too shall pass. When is hard to say. But one thing that everyone from macroeconomists to small business owners can agree on is that local economies will look very different on the other side. That's the subject of a new piece appearing online in the Atlantic this week titled "The Pandemic Will Change American Retail Forever."
- Derek Thompson, The Atlantic staff writer
Coronavirus: Unemployment FAQs
We answer some frequently asked questions from our audience about applying for unemployment, including whether you should employ for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or Unemployment Insurance, how quickly you can expect to get benefits and more.
- David Wagner, KPCC's Business reporter
Coronavirus: Rent Protection Services for May
It's May 1, the day rent is usually due for most. There have been many measures put in place to protect renters and homeowners adversely affected by the coronavirus shutdown. We discuss what services are still available to people more than six weeks into these stay at home orders.
- Aaron Mendelson, KPCC's Investigative Reporter
The Autry Museum COVID-19 Project
The Autry Museum of the American West is helping communities identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Monday, the Autry launched its Collecting Community History: A Regional Collections Initiative of Exploration and Preservation. It is the first in a series of efforts to support communities in the West collect, catalogue, and preserve moments of history—past and present. It's looking for examples of creative forms of sharing - oral histories online to family recipes, mask creation.
- Tyree Boyd-Pates, Associate Curator of Western History at the museum
Weekend Preview: Online Events
We share with you some of the best virtual events you can do this weekend, everything from theatre and county shows to an online convention.
- Leo Duran, KPCC's Take Two Reporter and Producer
Take Two music playlist!
We take our music pretty seriously on this show, as you may have noticed. And for the first time ever, we've made a Take Two playlist on Spotify. We have talked about doing this for a couple of years now, but it took a pandemic to get it done. So there is SOME upside to this. Rest assured though, the playlist will continue to grow, so keep checking back in! Props to producer-directors Austin Cross and Lori Galarreta for putting in together. Enjoy!