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California's new U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks during her election night watch party at The Exchange LA on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016. Harris defeated opponent Rep. Loretta Sanchez during Tuesday's election.
California's new U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks during her election night watch party at The Exchange LA on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016. Harris defeated opponent Rep. Loretta Sanchez during Tuesday's election.
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State of Affairs 

Kamala Harris is going to have to turn on a dime from debate this past Wednesday to interrogator on Monday. Plus, those supreme court confirmation hearings mean stimulus checks are on ice…. what that means for California.

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'Totally Under Control'

Filmmakers never know what will be going on in the world when their movies finally reach the public. But for Alex Gibney, dropping the trailer of his new movie the day that the world learned that President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus was all too timely. Gibney's film “Totally Under Control” is about how the coronavirus pandemic spread and, in particular, how the Trump administration responded to it. 

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Rebel Girls

It's International Girl's Day on Sunday, so in advance of that we want to talk about a new book that's out for kids. You may be familiar with Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Well, there is a new edition featuring 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World. A Martinez talks to the author.

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L.A. Indie Bookstores

Late last month, the independent bookstore Vroman’s in Pasadena sent out an email asking for help. Staffers weren’t sure how they were going to make it past the holidays unless people started placing orders. Lots of orders.  It’s a story playing out at indie bookstores everywhere, so we sent KPCC’s Giuliana Mayo out to see how LA’s shops are holding up in the time of COVID-19.

Weekend Preview

It's time for the weekend so Take Two's Leo Duran has a few of ideas of things you can do!