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California's Pandemic Year, How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting a Vaccine, A Major Political Data Firm Dropped Republican Clients




A man walks by a closed theater in Downtown Los Angeles, on March 21, 2020, during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. - All 40 million residents of California were on March 19 ordered to stay at home indefinitely in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the nation's most populous state. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)
A man walks by a closed theater in Downtown Los Angeles, on March 21, 2020, during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. - All 40 million residents of California were on March 19 ordered to stay at home indefinitely in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the nation's most populous state. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)
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After Our Pandemic Year, How did California Do? 

It was a year ago today that everything changed. The World Health Organization declared a pandemic. President Trump appeared on prime time to address the coronavirus and he banned travel from Europe. That night, Tom and Rita Hanks announced they were sick, then NBA cancelled a game, and then its whole season, after players started testing positive. Then the shutdown came, and here we are, many of us still working from home with our kids still NOT in school. We talk about where we are - and where we've been.

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The Vaccine "Talk" - Kids Tackle Hesitancy with Their Parents  

Carla Javier shares the results of a Cal State Northridge project in which students, many of them students of color, interviewed their parents and older family members about getting COVID vaccines -- and discovered a great amount of disinformation and fear.

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How Farmworkers Are Getting Vaccinated - a Report from Oxnard  

California's 200-thousand farmworkers are now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. But getting the vaccine to these essential workers can be difficult given their long work weeks and distance from major vaccine clinics. KPCC's Sharon McNary visited a farmworker vaccine site in Oxnard and has this report.

How Los Angeles is Responding to Demands it Do Better for the Homeless 

The last weekend in January heavy rain soaked Los Angeles, just like how it’s been happening the past few days. Back then, US District Judge David O Carter saw firsthand what a cold downpour of water does to people who are unhoused because he was on Skid Row watching them get drenched with nowhere to go. Judge Carter brought them tents to shield them from the rain and a few days later called leaders from the City and County of Los Angeles to the carpet to ask them why “nothing substantial has been done to remediate the appalling and dangerous conditions” for LA’s homeless. So where do things stand now? 

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Why Political Data, Inc. Dropped its Republican Candidates

California’s foremost company tracking and selling voter information has worked with both republican and democratic political campaigns for the last 30 years. But recently, Political Data Incorporated, or PDI, announced they were essentially firing all their republican clients. They’re now moving to working exclusively with progressive or democratic clients. 

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A Year After A Pandemic, How Has Your Life Changed, LA?  

Exactly one year ago today, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. On the very same day, the NBA suspended its season and Tom Hanks announced that he and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for COVID-19. How has your life been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? 

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