State of Affairs
Federal pandemic assistance runs out today, and while it’s not clear how Congress might replace it, the head of the EDD says it could be half a year before Californians see any money. Meanwhile, President Trump gets a bi-partisan rebuking after suggesting election day should be moved.
- Jack Pitney, Claremont McKenna College
- Carla Marinucci, Politico
Federal officials have slapped embattled LA City Councilman Jose Huizar with 34 counts of corruption. Take Two discusses how widespread within city hall those charges could go.
- Jon Regardie, LA Magazine Reporter
Coronavirus: National Guard Deployed
Soldiers from the National Guard have been deployed across the country to assist overwhelmed health departments and skilled nursing facilities hit hard by COVID-19. In California, soldiers are also traveling the state running mobile pop-up testing sites. KPCC's Emily Elena Dugdale reports.
Coronavirus: What Healthcare Workers Are Experiencing
As the number of COVID-19 cases rose through June and July, hospitals across California saw a surge in patients ... followed by a rising death toll that has set records this week. In LA County, Wednesday marked the worst single-day for coronavirus cases and deaths, although the count was in part due to a backlog in data reporting. And as for the hospitalization rate, that’s begun to level off a little in LA County this past week, but it still remains a major point of concern. So to help us understand the pressure hospitals are facing right now, we spoke to two healthcare professionals.
- Dr. Anita Sircar, an infectious disease specialist at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance
- Lindsey Burrell, a nurse in the intensive care unit at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Coronavirus: Roadside Bathrooms
These days taking a drive seems like one of the safest ways to get out of the house. But before you go planning any road trips, there’s one major thing to consider: a bathroom. Thanks to the pandemic, many public restrooms may be closed. There are ways to manage this, however. We discuss some strategies for emptying one’s bladder while on the go during the time of the coronavirus.
- LA Times lifestyle writer Jeanette Marantos
KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best events to drive-in to this weekend on Weekend Preview.