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Hugo's Tacos Temporarily Closes After Conflicts with Customers Over Wearing Masks, Congresswoman Karen Bass on Police Reform, Actress Grace Byers on Diversity and Inclusion




MARLBORO, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 08: Marlboro Diner owner Kara Petrou (L) and Evangelia Italou wear masks preparing Passover meals for pickup on April 08, 2020 in Marlboro, New Jersey. The state limits restaurants to offering takeout and delivery service in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
MARLBORO, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 08: Marlboro Diner owner Kara Petrou (L) and Evangelia Italou wear masks preparing Passover meals for pickup on April 08, 2020 in Marlboro, New Jersey. The state limits restaurants to offering takeout and delivery service in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
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Hugo's Tacos Temporarily Closes After Conflicts with Customers Over Wearing Masks 

It’s a simple request to ask customers to wear a mask… one that most restaurants in L.A. County are now requiring their customers to follow. But at Hugo’s Tacos, it was causing enough conflict between staff and customers refusing to wear masks that the owners decided to temporarily close both of their locations.

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Mask Resistance Psychology 

Research shows that wearing a mask can prevent the transmission of the coronavirus ... yet many are resistant to the idea. Why? We discuss all that and more.

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Antelope Valley's History of Racism 

Robert Fuller is being laid to rest today. Services began at 1 this afternoon and have been streaming live on youtube from the Living Stone Cathedral of Worship in the Antelope Valley. Meanwhile, the L-A Sheriff's Department is still investigating his death. The 24-year-old Black man was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale earlier this month...and there's a lot of suspicion in the area about what exactly happened to him. KPCC's Emily Elena Dugdale says that's partly because of the long history of racism in the Antelope Valley.

Congresswoman Karen Bass on Police Reform and Being on Shortlist for Joe Biden's VP Pick 

Last week, House Democrats passed a wide-ranging reform bill that - among other things - would ban chokeholds… outlaw no-knock warrants in drug cases and reform qualified immunity, making it easier to pursue claims against police officers in civil court. Now - for a host of reasons - the Republican Senate is NOT likely to pick up the bill before November… but its passage casts a new spotlight on fifth-term congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles. Bass chairs the congressional black caucus… and though she's no household name in national politics, her past and present efforts on police reform have landed her on the shortlist of potential Vice Presidential picks for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee. So what does she think of the current unrest in our nation? Take Two's Austin Cross sat down with Congresswoman Bass earlier today.

Actress Grace Byers on Diversity and Inclusion 

Ever since unrest broke out after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, parents and grandparents are having to have tough conversations with kids about race, protests and police violence. These conversations are different, depending on where you are coming from, but there are some messages about race and inclusion that are universal. To help facilitate those conversations for families, actress Grace Byers has written two children’s books: New York Times bestseller “I Am Enough” and “I Believe I Can." 

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Homeland Han 

The majority of Korean Americans in Southern California are evangelical Christians. But certainly not all. As part of our series homeLAnd, KPCC's Aaron Schrank has the story of a pioneering LA activist who is trying to carve out room in the Korean American community for people like her. 

Carl Reiner Obit 

The Hollywood legend Carl Reiner has died at the age of 98. His career as a writer, producer, director and actor spanned decades, earned him nine Emmys and his influence on comedy is hard to quantify. Reiner created The Dick Van Dyke Show. He directed the Steve Martin movie “The Jerk”. He acted in Ocean’s 11 and Two and a Half Men and he even voiced a character in Toy Story 4 -- a rhino called Carl Reiner-os-er-ous. And we were lucky enough to have him as a guest on Take Two a couple of times in recent years. We play some highlights.