Yep, California Really is Getting Hotter and Drier
Every ten years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, averages climate data from the past three decades to get an idea of where the country is weather-wise. And the latest figures show that California's is ALREADY getting warmer and drier.
- Michael Palecki, Climatologist for NOAA and the US Climate Normals project manager
- Noah Diffenbaugh teaches Earth Systems Science at Stanford University
LAUSD Drops Extended School Year
For much of the last year, Governor Gavin Newsom has been encouraging California schools to extend their school years — and add instructional days to their calendars — to make up for lost classroom time during the pandemic. To that end, state lawmakers recently approved more than 6-billion in reopening aid … and gave schools the option to spend it on longer school days OR years. But in the L.A. Unified School District … the governor's idea has been a tough sell — and this week, the school board decided to approve a normal calendar without an extension.
- KPCC education reporter Kyle Stokes has been following the story.
Food Insecurity and The Military
Even before the pandemic, there was evidence that hunger was a problem for some in the military. There was a 2019 survey by the Military Family Advisory Network that found one in six families in Virginia struggled to get enough to eat... while another Pentagon Study found that a third of students in its schools were eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. And now, during the pandemic, because some military spouses lost their jobs or had their hours cut...more pressure has been put on household budgets...requiring more families to rely on food banks and emergency aid to get by. From San Antonio, Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project, a collaboration of public radio stations, including KPCC.
OTL: Holly Talents Agency ICM Accused of Hostile Work Environment
When it comes to Hollywood, change tends to come slowly, and when it comes to harassment maybe not at all. Plus it used to be the most color you’d see in a superhero movie was in the costumes and capes...now it’s in the casts.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Editor for Film for The Hollywood Reporter