VACCINE DISTRIBUTION LA COUNTY
Just this past week alone, more than 1,500 people have died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County - a figure that Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer called “upsetting and frankly overwhelming”...The county is desperate to get these numbers down, and are trying to ramp up vaccinations in response. Dodger Stadium opens as a vaccination center Friday, and is expected to vaccinate tens of thousands of people daily...It’s promising development, but there’s still a lot of questions about how the process of inoculating more and more people will be organized and carried out.
- Dr. Paul Simon, Chief Science Officer of LA County Public Health
TRACKING HATE GROUPS ONLINE
With law enforcement on high alert after last week's siege of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump insurrectionists, there is increasing concern about the surge of right-wing extremist online activity, especially on social media sites.
- Joanna Mendelson, associate director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism
MAKING LA SAFE ...AHEAD OF THE INAUGURATION
The events of last week in Washington DC still have people feeling a little shaken.Now, with reports that multiple protests are being planned for cities all over the Unites States starting this weekend...including Los Angeles...there's concern that things could again get out of hand.
- Robert Garrova, KPCC reporter
WHAT'S NEXT?: POLICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE REFORM
Take Two continues its conversations on what police reform might look like in 2021.
- Connie Rice, Civil Rights Attorney
MUSIC FROM LA's COSMIC BARRIO
Take Two has aired many stories about music and culture by journalist Betto Arcos, but he’s been searching for and telling these stories for over three decades. Now, more than 140 of those are in his new book called "Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio."
- Betto Arcos, music and culture journalist