Breonna Taylor Charges
We'll start with the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. She was fatally shot 8 times earlier this year in her apartment when officers issued a no-knock warrant in a failed drug raid. One of the three police officers involved was indicted today on 3 counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. But those charges were not for endangering Ms. Taylor's life. It was because the now former detective shot into an adjacent apartment. No other charges have been filed. This news out of Kentucky comes the day after an independent autopsy here in LA-- on 29 year old Dijon Kizzee found that he had been shot 15 times by LA Sherrif's Deputies. His death has become another example of how an extreme use of force by law enforcement can end in the death of civilians-- civilians who are often Black.
- Jody Armour, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California
Project Roomkey in LA
We speak with an expert about the end of Project Roomkey and the futures of the over 4,000 people it helped house.
- Gary Painter, Director of the University of Southern California’s Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
Governor Newsom Announces Climate Change Plan
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom made a big announcement about the sales of gas powered cars here in California. As of 2035, the only passenger vehicles that'll be sold in California will be zero emissions
- Jacob Margolis, KPCC Science Reporter
Western Joshua trees have moved one step closer toward permanent protections under the state's Endangered Species Act. In a 4-to-0 vote yesterday… the state Fish and Game Commission accepted a petition asking that the trees be given "threatened" status. The agency has granted the species temporary protections while they conduct a year-long study.
Chris Clarke, California Desert Associate Director for the National Parks Conservation Association
On the Lot
Hollywood unions and studios reach an agreement over how COVID protocols so that production can resume while we’re still in this pandemic…And a movie from Aaron Sorkin-- creator of West Wing and Oscar winning screenwriter-- that’s been long in the making may feel right on time when it comes out next month.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Editor for Film at The Hollywood Reporter
Covid-19 and Self-care
You might have heard about the practice “self-care” … and maybe even done something nice for yourself in the name of it … but how did this concept come to be… and how does it exist in media? This week, Nick Quah, host of LAist studios podcast Servant of Pod, talks with Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer hosts of Forever 35, a podcast about, you guessed it, self-care.
- Nick Quah, host of LAist Studios podcast 'Servant of Pod'