State of Affairs
Governor Newsom issues new guidance for schools looking to reopen this Fall. Meanwhile, as coronavirus cases continue to rise, many people are asking if both Newsom and mayor Eric Garcetti reopened too soon.
- Marisa Lagos,California Politics and Government Correspondent at KQED
- Zach Courser,Co-Director of Claremont McKenna College's Policy Lab
Cal State Faculty Anti-Racism and Social Justice Reforms
The Cal-States are some of the most ethnically and racially diverse universities in the country, 38 percent of CSU employees and 60 percent of CSU students are people of color. Thus earlier this month, the union that represents the faculty across all those schools released a report this month titled: “Anti-Racism and Social Justice Transformation Reform Package.” The report includes reforms such as requiring all Cal-State students to take an ethnic studies course to graduate (which is tied to AB1460, a bill that has passed in the CA Senate and Assembly, but Governor Newsom has yet to sign into law) and offering free tuition to Black and Indigenous students, among other things. To learn more about these steps for racial justice we spoke to one of the leaders of the faculty union.
- Sharon Elise, Professor of Sociology at Cal-State San Marcos
Parenting in the Time of Quarantine
Throughout the pandemic we’ve been talking about how to parent in the era of COVID. Today we’ll meet a couple of professors from Lehigh University who were so frustrated with trying to simultaneously work from home while also parenting their two kids -- who, of course, are also stuck at home-- that they did a self-experiment. The result is laid out in the op-ed titled “Yes, balancing work and parenting is impossible. Here’s the data.” Suzanne Edwards and her husband Larry Snyder co-wrote it for the Washington Post.
- Suzanne Edwards and Larry Snyder, writers of Washington Post op-ed “Yes, balancing work and parenting is impossible. Here’s the data”
Chad and JT on Masks
Since the start of the pandemic, we've been hearing from countless experts —epidemiologists, sociologists and even an FBI hostage negotiator— about the reasons why some people just refuse to wear mask, despite the evidence that face coverings can help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But one group we haven't heard as much from are the maskless, themselves. Well, the comedic duo behind the YouTube video series "Chad Goes Deep" got an earful when they took to the streets of Huntington Beach to hand out free masks. We discuss their viral video "Solving the Mask Shortage in Huntington Beach".
- Chad and JT, "Chad Goes Deep" YouTube series hosts