Ask an Expert: Reopening the State
Los Angeles County is set to reopen gyms, day camps, museums, campgrounds, outdoor recreational areas and hotels for leisure travel this Friday...just to name a few. Still closed with no open date announced? Just a sampling here: Nail salons, tattoo shops, movie theaters and bars. A lot of it is confusing, but we’re here to help you try and make sense of it.
- Professor Anne Rimoin, Professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
CA's Budget for Calbright College
As California faces a massive budget shortfall, some legislators are calling to cut funding to CalBright College, the state's online-only community college that started up two years ago. Critics says that money could be put toward expanding online classes at other community college campuses around the state.
- Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle Reporter
How to Reform the Police
After the death of George Floyd by a white officer in Minnesota and the ensuing unrest, there have been countless calls for police reform. We’ve been here before in Los Angeles and change HAS happened over the years...but as the many protests have shown us...it’s clearly not been enough. So what now? Today we continue our series of conversations about reform and how the LAPD and other law enforcement can build trust with the community.
- Greg Meyer, retired captain with the LAPD
Coronavirus: Letter Grades
As the state - and really the country- pushes to reopen just about everything, despite continued increases in COVID-19 cases, some policy watchers are calling for restaurant-style letter grades to be given to businesses based on how well they are adhering to safety guidelines.
- Archon Fung, co-Director of the Transparency Policy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School
Protest songs in America go all the way back to the Revolutionary War, but picked up steam through the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. Today, protesters taking to the street to demonstrate against police violence have embraced a few key pieces of music to help express themselves.
- Morgan Rhodes, Music Supervisor
- Oliver Wang, Cal State Long Beach Sociology Professor