Coronavirus: Travel Advice For The Holidays
With the holidays coming up, it's been suggested that residents quarantine for two weeks after traveling - if they plan to do so - or just cancel those plans all together. All of it just underscores the perceived risks of leaving town during a pandemic. So to get a better sense of whether to take that trip ...and how to do it safely if you do.
- Christopher Reynolds, LA Times Travel Writer
LA DWP Is Helping People With Their Bills
During the pandemic, LA DWP is trying to help people out with their bills. The utility just extended its program by one week to give one time $500 grants to low income families to help cover utility or other bills. Only 1/4 of the 100,000 grants have been applied for.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC's Infrastructure Correspondent
Election 2020: Native American Vote Helps Biden
A record-breaking six Indigenous candidates were elected to Congress this election... and Native American voters may have played a key role in flipping swing states Arizona and Wisconsin. That despite Indigenous communities being disproportionately affected by COVID-19, among other voting obstacles.
- Judith Le Blanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance and member of Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma
- Justine Medina, Southern California community organizer for California Native Vote Project and citizen of the Navajo Nation and Ho-Chunk and Menominee
CA Hydrogen Economy
When it comes to battling climate change, California has long advocated for the use of alternative energy and renewable fuels. Now, after nearly two decades the state's efforts in the area of Hydrogen are starting to take root. We discuss the impact and implications of the growing hydrogen economy.
- Ivan Penn, NYT Energy Reporter
L.A. County Health Officials Considering Curfew To Limit COVID-19 Spread
As cases of the coronavirus surge, public health officials in Los Angeles County and across the state are mulling different ways to limit interaction between people...to hopefully better control the spread. This week, it's expected that the LA County Board of Supervisors will consider a few restrictions like curfews and limiting store hours.
- Jackie Fortier, KPCC's health reporter