LA County Considers Budget Cuts
LA County is considering a budget that slashes many public services, with the Sheriff's department taking the biggest brunt.
- Libby Denkmann, KPCC's Senior Politics Reporter
Police Respond to LA's Homelessness Crisis
One in three times the Los Angeles Police Department used force in 2019, it was against an unhoused person. It's just one of the consequences of the day-to-day reality that places police on the front lines of Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC's Homelessness Reporter
Racism as a Public Health Issue
Systemic racism is a pervasive issue in nearly all aspects of American life. The stark social disparities facing Americans of color - especially black Americans - has led more than 20 cities and counties across the country to deem racism a public health crisis. Last week, San Bernardino County became the latest to make this declaration. The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at correcting systemic injustice in a range of areas.
- Supervisors Curt Hagman and Josie Gonzales, who took a leading role in creating this resolution
Rabbi Noah Farkas Transformation
2020 has been a year of social upheaval...It's hard to find anyone left unaffected. And while it's clear that it will be some time until we're back to normal, many now question whether THAT version of normal is really what we want anymore. One such person is Rabbi Noah Farkas of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. In his view, we're too far past our old normal... but an even better society may be possible if we commit to the moment. Here he is sharing his sermon titled: The point of no return.
The OC Update
Let’s head on down to Orange County where the number of COVID-19 cases continue to shoot up...and the mishandling of evidence by the Sheriff’s department reached touched the Golden State Killer case.
- Nick Gerda, Reporter for news site The Voice of OC
John Horn on Hollywood, The Sequel Pt. 2
While this pandemic persists, many businesses are trying to figure out new ways to get to back to work. But in the case of the entertainment business... it's not just about how to run productions with masks and social distancing. People in Hollywood are galvanized by the recent protests and demanding ways to finally address the systemic racism that's been part of this industry since the beginning. John Horn is talking with movers and shakers in the entertainment business about all this in his new podcast Hollywood: The Sequel. It launched last week with an interview with Kerry Washington. He joins us each Monday to share what's on the new episode.
- John Horn, Hollywood: The Sequel host