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LAUSD Announces Plan for New School Year, Ask an Expert: All Things Coronavirus, Hollywood, The Sequel




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Coronavirus: LAUSD Update 

LAUSD has announced a plan for how the new school year can operate, including the potential for classrooms reopening. We discuss all of the details.

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Fire Evacuees and COVID-19

The Apple Fire in Riverside County has already burned over 26,000 acres and has forced thousands to evacuate. But in a pandemic, fighting fires and seeking safety have become much more complicated.

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Ask an Expert: All Things Coronavirus 

Since yesterday, there have been almost 6,000 new COVID-19 cases (5,739) reported in the state of California. That's a 1.1 percent increase overall. And while numbers may be plateauing, your listener questions continue to grow.

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The OC Update

In this week's OC Update, coronavirus cases seem to be decreasing in the county—but that depends on who you ask (and how you collect the data). Also, healthcare workers are struggling with fatigue and one county supervisor wants to reopen indoor malls.

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Coronavirus: National Guard

Soldiers from the National Guard have been deployed across the country to assist overwhelmed health departments and skilled nursing facilities hit hard by COVID19. In California, soldiers are also traveling the state running mobile pop-up testing sites. KPCC's Emily Elena Dugdale reports. 

Hollywood, The Sequel Part 8

The pandemic has many businesses rethinking how to keep going-- and how to maybe change things up-- in this new era. For Hollywood, this forced pause has also brought a lot of reflecting on how the business has operated for decades and what’s gotta go. John Horn is talking about all this in his podcast Hollywood: The Sequel. He joins us every Monday for a preview of his latest episode. This week his guest is Janet Mock, writer/director/producer/actress and trans rights activist.