Congresswoman Katie Porter on Postmaster General DeJoy's Reforms
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy suspended service cutting measures earlier this week amid uproar from Democratic lawmakers. But a new story in the LA Times today details just what a mess his reforms have made: Stacks of undelivered packages. Rotting food, leading to rodents. Dead shipments of baby chicks. Well, today DeJoy appeared before the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. But the real grilling may be yet to come: DeJoy will testify before the Democratic-led House Oversight Committee Monday.
- Katie Porter, U.S. Representative for California's 45th Congressional District
State of Affairs
This week: Governor Newsom speaks to the Democratic National Convention as fire and a pandemic rage in California. Meanwhile, Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris takes her message national. We'll get into those stories and more.
- Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED
- Jack Pitney, Roy P Crocker Professor of Politics at Claremont McKenna College
California Fires Check In
There are 370 fires burning throughout California right now and dozens of them have merged into the three major blazes in the Bay Area, scorching wine country, canyon land and forests, including several Redwoods at Basin State Park. The first deaths in these fires were reported Thursday evening, as officials acknowledged they are facing tough decisions on how to prioritize crews and equipment - resources they say have been depleted as new fires continue to ignite. We check in with CAL Fire to get a better understanding of how things are being handled.
- Chief Daniel Berlant, Assistant Deputy Director with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
L.A. County's Natural History Museum Presents New Exhibit Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
A hundred years ago this week it became official: women were granted the right to vote in the United States thanks to the ratification of the 19th amendment. But did you know that nearly a decade earlier -in 1911-women had already won the right to vote in California?That was after decades of struggle, agitation and protests from the likes of local suffragettes such as Alice Park and Maud Younger. Today we delve into that rich history.
- Lori Bettison Varga, President and Director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
- Sarah Crawford, exhibition developer of “Rise Up L-A: A Century of Votes for Women"
KPCC's Leo Duran brings you a look into all the online events and activities you can spend your time on this weekend.