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How To Process The State of the World, How Small Business is Coping, How to Talk To Kids




Demonstrators jump on a damaged police vehicle in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. - Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest Saturday with angry demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop violent protests over police brutality
Demonstrators jump on a damaged police vehicle in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. - Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest Saturday with angry demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop violent protests over police brutality "cold." (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protest and Unrest: How we understand

As the nation comes to terms with what we witnessed this weekend, Take Two talks to two local activists for reflection and insight. 

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How Small Business Owners are Coping

Los Angeles County has once again enacted a curfew tonight that goes into effect at 6 pm and will last through 6 am tomorrow, Tuesday…with the possibility of extension. The public is not allowed on streets, parks or other public areas. The curfew comes on after a weekend of peaceful protests turned to chaos over the weekend all over our area. With businesses small and large, paying the price. We hear from small business owners: Miles Guidon,  co-owns Hollywood 3D printing located on Melrose, Pasang Lahmo, owner of Yak Exchange in Santa Monica, Laura Armstrong, owner of Ampersand Boutique in the Fairfax district. Then a KPCC reporter fills us in on the scene in Santa Monica.

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OC Update

Protests against police violence and the damage caused by looters swept across all of Southern California. Right now, let’s look at how they transpired in Orange County.

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LAPD response

Police and the National Guard are out in force again today in an effort to stop any looting. The weekend saw mostly peaceful protests but also widespread disorder in Los Angeles.

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Voices from the Weekend: Helpers

We hear from several individuals who volunteered to clean up debris from the looting this weekend: Jacob Quintana, Lisa Hoyle, John Mataratzo and Sergeant Watson from the National Guard. 

How to Talk To Your Kids About Current Events

The events of this weekend —first the protests and then violence and vandalism that followed...are a lot to process for anyone, much less a child.  How to explain what's happening —and why? The conversations are different depending on the race of the family. 

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