Ask an Expert: Half of Los Angeles is Vaccinated
We’ve hit a pretty good milestone in our fight against the coronavirus epidemic. As of yesterday, 50 percent of L.A. County Residents over the age of 16 were fully vaccinated. To talk about this and all things COVID-19 we have Paula Cannon, professor and virologist with the Keck School of Medicine at USC.
- Paula Cannon, Professor and Virologist at USC Keck School of Medicine
One Year Since the Murder of George Floyd: Where Are We Now?
As you’ve likely heard throughout the day… Today marks one year since George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. His tragic death… captured on video… shocked the nation… letting loose a wave of protests and calls for police reform and accountability across the country. Tonight at 7… as part of a special statewide broadcast… KPCC looks at the efforts to reform policing in California over the past year, and at the long road ahead to reaching racial justice. It’s called How George Floyd Changed California… and it’s hosted by Early All Things Considered Host and former Take Two producer Austin Cross. He joins A to talk about his reflections on the year and what his special tonight will tackle.
- Austin Cross, Host of All Things Considered
Ending Qualified Immunity for Police Officers
We continue our conversation on police reform -- one year after the murder of George Floyd -- with a discussion on qualified immunity. It requires anyone suing a police officer for misconduct to prove the officer knowingly violated their constitutional rights … and it sets a very high bar for that proof. Critics of qualified immunity say it effectively shields police officers from accountability. That’s why some states and federal lawmakers are trying to scale it back or get rid of it altogether. But how much effect would doing away with it have? We’re here with Jody David Armour, Roy P. Crocker Professor at the USC Gould School of Law.
- Jody Armour, Roy P Crocker Professor at USC Gould School of Law
Getty Center Reopening to the Public
The Getty Center in Brentwood has officially reopened its doors to the public. It will be operating at limited capacity, and free, advanced reservations are required. For more, we talk to Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
- Timothy Potts, Director of the J Paul Getty Museum