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Parenting in the Time of Quarantine, Olympics Postponed, Coronavirus Restaurant Closures




Francis Amaya and her 22-month-old daughter, Amy Cardosa, sign in before a parent training put on by the Children's Bureau at the Pico Union Branch Library on Friday morning, May 20, 2016. Children's Bureau CEO Alex Morales says funding for infant and toddler care and preschool is limited.
Francis Amaya and her 22-month-old daughter, Amy Cardosa, sign in before a parent training put on by the Children's Bureau at the Pico Union Branch Library on Friday morning, May 20, 2016. Children's Bureau CEO Alex Morales says funding for infant and toddler care and preschool is limited.
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Parenting in the Time of Quarantine

For those of you with kids at home, we know this is isn't easy. That normal balance between work life and home life we all try to try to strike has been thrown completely out of whack, but we are here to help - we hope. Every week - and perhaps more frequently - we will talk about parenting in this time of quarantine and aim to provide some context for this craziness we are all going through and some advice...a few wise words that help us get by. Julie Cederbaum is an Associate Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at USC and joins A Martinez.

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Coronavirus Ask an Expert 

It’s time now to answer your questions about coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, he’s with UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, and a former staffer with the Centers For Disease Control. He speaks to A Martinez for more.

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Olympics Postponed

Californian Lily Zhang is a rising star in US table tennis - she's won US national championship 6 times since 2012, and has been medaling worldwide for years. This would have been her third Olympics, and she was (still is) hoping to give the US its first ever table tennis medal. But now the games have been postponed. A Martinez talks to her.

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Coronavirus Restaurant Closures

Chef Suzanne Goin is a heavy hitter in LA's restaurant world with several successful eateries to her name but she, like everyone in the industry, is struggling as the coronavirus has shut down so many restaurants. For example, her beloved Lucques, which was already closing down in May after 20 years, was shuttered two months early and everyone laid off. But she is working hard to get some help for her places and others. She talks about it with A Martinez.  

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Tom Papa

If the corona virus has you cooped up at home and you're looking to stream something on Netflix that offers a perspective on the current event that is dominated the news, you could watch the 1995 film "Outbreak" with Dustin Hoffman. Or maybe the TV series Containment. Or even the series Pandemic: How To Prevent an Outbreak. Or maybe, just maybe you could watch comedian Tom Papa's special titled "You're Doing Great!" Comedian Tom Papa recently joined Take Two.

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