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Mayor Eric Garcetti on Last Night's Debate and COVID-19 in LA, How The Green New Deal Would Impact CA, The Impact of COVID-19 on Gaming Culture

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during the launch event for an anti-homelessness campaign on Fri., Mar. 9, 2018.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during the launch event for an anti-homelessness campaign on Fri., Mar. 9, 2018.
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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.


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? 


Cabins Update

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.


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.


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.