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State of Affairs, How To Talk About A Miscarriage, Halloween COVID-19 Style




US President Donald Trump walks from Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 1, 2020, following campaign events in New Jersey. - White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on October 1, 2020, that he was optimistic about a rapid recovery for the president as he confirmed that Trump has
US President Donald Trump walks from Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 1, 2020, following campaign events in New Jersey. - White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on October 1, 2020, that he was optimistic about a rapid recovery for the president as he confirmed that Trump has "mild symptoms" after testing positive for Covid-19. "The president and the First Lady... remain in good spirits," Meadows told reporters. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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State of Affairs

From the President's positive coronavirus test to the raft of bills passed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, we talk about the State of Affairs.

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Coronavirus: LA Sports Bar

West Hill Pizza Co and sports bar owner Steve Cohen talks about the impact COVID has had not only on the food business but on the sports watching culture ahead of the Playoffs. 

LAUSD Emergency Powers

In March, the LA Unified School District board voted to give Supt. Austin Beutner emergency powers to deal with the coronavirus outbreak -- and Beutner has moved aggressively under that authority, instituting new programs to provide computers and Internet access to students, distribute grab-and-go meals, and bring on new vendors to provide services, all without prior approval from the board. According to county documents, LAUSD emergency spending so far totals more than $210 million. We break down the spending and examine the potential longterm effects of Beutner's extraordinary authority.

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How To Talk About A Miscarriage

We explain the emotional and physical trauma families cope with after an unintentional pregnancy loss.

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Halloween COVID-19 Style

Halloween is still more than a month away but that hasn't stopped events from being planned and costumes from being bought. Itxy Quintanilla talks with A about all the Halloween stuff happening IRL and online.

Weekend Preview

KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best things to do this weekend in LA.