CA Eviction Relief
September 1st is tomorrow, which means rent is due for many Angelenos. But the state legislature's attempt to pass some renter relief for people who've been out of work because of the pandemic so that they're aren't evicted.
- Aaron Mendelson, KPCC's Investigative Reporter
Veterans' Racial Stress
Moving on now to a story about veterans of color... Researchers have determined that the stress of living in a racist society can damage the health of people of color, including their mental health. But the concept is still not widely accepted among psychologists. There are some efforts to change that, including in the Veterans Affairs system.
- Emily Elena Dugdale, KPCC's Criminal and Veterans Reporter
Coronavirus Testing Landscape
Last week we got hit with a bunch of coronavirus updates: a brand new tiered reopening plan for the state, a deal that could double our testing capacity, and hospitalizations in LA County appear to be dropping. We get to all of your COVID-19 questions and concerns.
- Paula Cannon, USC Professor of Microbiology
Coronavirus: High School Teacher on the New School Year
School is back in session but no one is in classroom yet. Things appears far more organized in terms of student schedules and online teaching, but reliable technology is still an issue. We discuss the ups and downs at the start of this new school year.
- Isela Leiber, a high school English teacher at James Monroe High School in the North Hills area
The Influence of Black Panther
Sad news broke late this past Friday that sent a mournful chill throughout American pop culture. Chadwick Boseman had died. The 43 year old actor -- best known for bringing to life Black Panther on the big screen-- had been battling colon cancer… Prior to playing the Marvel superhero he’d played many real-life American heroes: Jackie Robinson in the film “42”, James Brown in the movie “Get On Up” and later Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall. But it’s his role as King T’Challa who becomes Black Panther that solidified the actor’s legacy.
- Adilifu Nama, professor of African American studies at Loyola Marymount University talks with A Martinez about his import