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Breaking Down The Vote, Coronavirus: Gavin Newsom on Future of Amusement Parks, Target in Hollywood Set To Open

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Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 US Elections at an offical ballot drop box on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2020, where election officials are looking into the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes installed by California's Republican Party. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 US Elections at an offical ballot drop box on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2020, where election officials are looking into the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes installed by California's Republican Party. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Breaking Down The Vote 

KPCC's Senior Politics Correspondent Libby Denkmann joins us every Tuesday to break down the latest on voting in Southern California. Today, she explains how a ballot box in Baldwin Park was set on fire, and what officials are doing to help those whose ballots may have been damaged.

Coronavirus: Gavin Newsom on Theme Parks 

Earlier today we heard from Dr. Mark Ghaly - the state's health and human services secretary - about which amusement parks can reopen. But ... sorry Disneyland, you still can't. We explain further what all this means.

Guest:

  • Mike Roe, LAist writer

Exide Bankruptcy Ruling 

We discuss the recent court decision that will allow Exide Technologies to abandon the clean up of its plant in Vernon and efforts to reform the California California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Guest: 

  • Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens)

One Billion Americans

Journalist Matthew Yglesias makes the case in his new book, One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger, that growing America's population could make the country more prosperous and competitive on the world stage. We discuss the potential benefits — and challenges — that could come from such growth.

Guest:

  • Journalist Matthew Yglesias 

Target Husk

After 10 years in litigation, the half-finished East Hollywood Target store is finally set to open Sunday. Local journalist Juliet Rylah tells us what it’s like to portray the Target Husk on Twitter and Facebook and why the battle over its construction has resonated with Angelenos.

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