State of Affairs
It’s State of Affairs today, our weekly peek at politics in the Golden State. And while governing via Zoom might have made some lawmakers' heads go boom, a parenting moment went viral--one that blended strength and cute all at the same time. Plus a hairdo heard around the world.
- Zach Courser, Co-Director at the policy lab at Claremont Claremont McKenna College
- Carla Marinucci, Senior Editor for Politico’s California Playbook
Some local census enumerators say they are being let go and told that their work is done or nearly done, in direct contrast with census advocates' concerns about there being much more work to be done to avoid an undercount.
- Caroline Champlin, KPCC Reporter
How Coronavirus Has Affected Working Age Latinos
Cases of COVID-19 are declining in California across all demographics, according to the state's latest data. Yet, Black and Brown residents have been more adversely affected by the virus than other groups. A new UCLA study shows that the death rate for working-age Latinos in California skyrocketed between May and August. We discuss how coronavirus has affected these communities.
- David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA Professor of Public Health and of Medicine
WNBA: History of Activism
Long before the NBA's boycott playoff games last week following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the WNBA had already devoted its current season to the Social Justice movement. The players in the women's basketball league have worn T-shirts calling for the arrest of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor. And, in protest over the Blake shooting, the Washington Mystics wore shirts with 7 bullet holes drawn on the back.
- Maitreyi Anantharaman, Sports Journalist who penned Slate piece "The WNBA Made the NBA Strike Possible."
LA Heat Wave
You probably don't need us to tell you this, but it's going to be hot out there this weekend. Like dangerously hot, it could hit around 108 degrees in Los Angeles. And as people crank their air conditioning, it'll put a lot of pressure on our electrical grid.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC's Resident Energy and Infrastructure Guru
KPCC's Assistant Producer Itxy Quintanilla goes over all you can do this weekend.