Los Angeles District Attorney Race
The hotly contested race for Los Angeles District Attorney is shaping up to be a referendum on criminal justice reform. In a year marked by massive police protests, incumbent Jackie Lacey is billing herself as a "reasonable reformer." Challenger George Gascon says Lacey represents the past, and that he is the face of change. We take a look at a race being watched around the country.
- Frank Stoltze, KPCC's Public Safety Correspondent
Governor Gavin Newsom on Conservation Plan
Governor Gavin Newsom announces that 30 percent of California's land will be dedicated to conservation, plus the analysis is in about why several communities in California were hit with rolling blackouts back in August.
- Sammy Roth, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times
Ask An Expert: State of COVID-19 and Contact Tracing
Today in Los Angeles County, indoor shopping malls have reopened for business at a limited percent capacity...and yesterday, the waiver program began accepting applications from schools that hope to get students back in the classroom sooner than later. But with an average of 700 new cases a day, it is clear that the coronavirus is still very much a threat. So, with ALL that is going on, we thought it a good time to check in with one of our medical experts.
- Dr. Richard Jackson is a Professor emeritus at UCLA - and a former public health officer in the state
On The Lot
Movie theaters vow to stay open despite troubles.... A commission led by Anita Hill analyzes gender and racial bias in Hollywood. And..what do Meryl Streep, Keegan Michael Key and Kerry Washington have in common? A new movie musical.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Editor for Film for The Hollywood Reporter
Servant of Pod
A talks with Nick Quah in his weekly segment about Servant of Pod. This week he profiles Roman Mars, host/producer of 99% Invisible about how he grew that show, kept it independent and showed others they can make it in podcasting too.