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LAUSD responds to K-12 budget cuts, Ask an Expert: California Reopening, Tom Papa: 'You're Doing Great'

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MODESTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for California Governor waits to speak during a campaign event for Democratic candidate for California's 10th Congressional District Josh Harder on November 5, 2018 in Modesto, California. Harder is challenging incumbent Republican Jeff Denham for the seat in Tuesday's midterm elections. Newsom is running against John Cox in the California Governor race on Tuesday's election. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
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MODESTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for California Governor waits to speak during a campaign event for Democratic candidate for California's 10th Congressional District Josh Harder on November 5, 2018 in Modesto, California. Harder is challenging incumbent Republican Jeff Denham for the seat in Tuesday's midterm elections. Newsom is running against John Cox in the California Governor race on Tuesday's election. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)

LAUSD responds to proposed K-12 budget cuts

Governor Gavin Newsom announced massive cuts to K-12 education in the state, and today we heard a little bit about how that might affect the Los Angeles Unified School District. 

Guest: 

  • Kyle Stokes, KPCC's Education Reporter

Coronavirus: LA's Slow Streets Program 

Several LA neighborhoods, last weekend, closed off certain streets to traffic so that residents could walk more freely and practice physical distancing. It's part of a new program called Slow Streets.

Guest:

  • Mike Bonin,  LA City Councilman 

Ask an Expert: Reopening

Another weekend is behind us and you could see that people felt a little freer to move about. People hanging at the beach...walking the trails...shopping even. Yet today LA County reported 477 new cases, bringing the total to 38,451 and testing capabilities still seem sporadic. So are we all going about this in the right way? Let's put all of this in context and answer some of your questions.

Guest:

  • Paula Cannon,  Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at USC's Keck School of Medicine

Latest on Fire in Downtown LA 

A building fire and series of explosions rocked downtown L.A. on a block known for vaping supplies, last Saturday night.

Guest: 

  • Brian Frank, KPCC and LAist digital editor 

The OC Update

When Governor Gavin Newsom closed the state's beaches, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the city of Huntington Beach sued. On Friday, that case was rejected by a judge in the superior court. It's just one of many virus-related happenings in Orange County. We get the latest on that ruling and a couple more need-to-know stories.

Guest:

  • Nick Gerda, Reporter for the non-profit news site Voice of OC

Tom Papa: 'You're Doing Great'

On March 19th, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay at home. On that same day, we spoke with comedian Tom Papa about his Netflix special "You're Doing Great." Two months later, the world has changed and Tom Papa has a new book of essays titled "You're Doing Great: And Other Reasons to Stay Alive." Considering where we are in the pandemic, that seemed like a good message. 

Guest:

  • Tom Papa, Netflix special "You're Doing Great"
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