Mayor Eric Garcetti Joins Take Two
We sit down with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. He is a co-chair of Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign committee so we'll get his take on how California Senator Kamala Harris did in the debate last night against Vice President Mike Pence. We also discuss the state of the pandemic here in LA, while the number of coronavirus cases in the city have leveled off since their height in the middle of the summer, but we aren’t out of the woods yet and we're still far from reaching the benchmarks set by the state to fully reopen.
- Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Obit
Iranian master singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian has died at the age of 80. We offer a tribute.
CA's Green New Deals
The candidates in the vice-presidential debate mentioned the Green New Deal a whole lot — but what is that and what would it mean for California?
- Jon Christensen, environmental historian at UCLA and the Executive Producer of a New Documentary on KCET called “The New West and the Politics of the Environment.”
The Bobcat fire has been burning through the San Gabriel Valley and Angeles National Forest for more than a month. In that time it's scorched more than 115,000 acres... leaving devastated homes, structures and communities in its wake. Residents of the Santa Anita Cabin community there have been waiting weeks to find out whether their homes have survived. Well, this they got an update. We'll hear from Ben Fitzsimmons, who is head of homeowner's association.
CA's Communication on Fires
When wildfires burn in Southern California, people need information that they can act on. In the past, the information flow could be slow, relying on news conferences and the media to relay updates. And those happened only about twice a day. But the coronavirus pandemic has forced fire officials to adopt new ways to inform the public.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC's Infrastructure Correspondent
Social Media As a Political Influencer
Some of the latest political trends and news have come from an unlikely source: social media. People who might be too young to vote or ineligible are making huge impacts based on what they post to Twitter, Tik Tok and more.
- USC professor Karen North
Gaming and Twitch During COVID-19
Twitch is that site where people watch top gamers show off their skills, but in the COVID era comedians, social media influencers, musicians and others are more and more finding it's a platform where they can reach fans in a different way.
- Cecilia D'Anastasio, staff writer at Wired