Today on State of Affairs, we talk about California's relationship with DC now that Joe Biden is in the White House, as well as the pandemic and political challenges facing Governor Gavin Newsom.
Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Professor and Chair of Gender Studies at USC
Carla Marinucci, senior writer for POLITICO’s California Playbook
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
Attorney General Xavier Becerra announces a major "pattern and practice" investigation into possibly illegal actions by the LA Sheriff's Department, including allegations of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct.
Frank Stoltze, KPCC
HOW YA FEELING LA?
For the past few weeks, we've been asking our listeners to call in and tell us how they're doing. Yesterday, we asked how folks are feeling as we enter the Biden-Harris administration.
UPDATE ON L.A.'S VACCINE ROLLOUT
There have been a number of developments around the vaccine rollout here in LA County - and you all have a whole lot of questions.
Jackie Fortier, KPCC health reporter
HOW YA FEELING LA, PT. 2
This year has been crazy and through it all we've been asking our listeners to let us know how they're feeling. This week we heard many reactions to the change of leadership in the White House. Relief and joy were among the feelings even while knowing there's still lots of work ahead.
HOW TO GET A VACCINE WITHOUT A CAR?
While Los Angeles County has recently opened several large COVID-19 vaccine distribution hubs, at this point they are all set up as drive-throughs. For Angelenos without access to a car, this can pose difficult accessibility problems.
Juliet Bennett Rylah, Editor in Chief of We Like L.A.
We share some of the best things to do this weekend in LA.