U.S. - China Relations
The US State Department has told China to close its consulate in Houston. Take Two looks at whether this is a sign of straining relations between the US and China and what it means for LA, which depends heavily on good ties with the country.
- Clayton Dube of Director of USC's US-China Institute
COVID-19 continues to spread in some state prisons. At least 40 prisoners have died, along with three staff members. Many of the recent cases are at San Quentin -- the result of what some California lawmakers are calling a botched transfer from one of the hardest-hit prisons in Chino.
- Emily Elena Dugdale, KPCC Criminal Justice Reporter
California Childcare Study
There are a little over 7,000 child care providers operating in Los Angeles County right now. A new study from UC Berkeley's Center for the Study of Child Care Employment shows many of these providers are losing income and feel like they're putting their own health at risk to continue operating.
- Mariana Dale, KPCC Early Childhood Reporter
Coronavirus: Nail Salons Reopening
Under normal circumstances, state regulations prohibit places like hair and nails salons from offering services outside…but in a pandemic ...nothing is normal. So on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom waived those regulations to allow these places to continue to work out in the open air, which is deemed a little safer than operating indoors right now. But it isn't so simple. Yesterday, we heard from a hair stylist and salon owner about how she's dealing with the guidelines ...so today we turn to the nail world.
- Lisa Fu, executive director for the statewide organization, Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
On The Lot
When Warner Brothers delayed the theatrical release of Christopher Nolan’s movie “Tenet” --yet again-- did it deal a potentially fatal blow to movie theaters? And did Netflix cave to the Turkish government? For all this Hollywood news it's time to go "on the lot…"
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Film Editor for The Hollywood Reporter
Each week, Nick Quah, host "Servant of Pod"-- the LAist Studios podcast about podcasting-- joins Take Two to discuss his newest episode and take the pulse of the podcasting industry. Today he talks with Josie Huang about how podcasters are thinking about getting back to "normal" work and the gets into the history of Slate's "Slow Burn", their new season about KKK leader David Duke and the appeal of making anthology podcasts.