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Can The CA Notify App Stop the Spread?, How Does the Public Really Feel About LAPD ?, Can Ditching Gas Stoves Help Fight Climate Change? Activists Push for All-Electric Homes

Published December 8, 2020 at 3:13 PM PST
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Newsom defeated Republican Gubernatorial candidate John Cox. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Newsom defeated Republican Gubernatorial candidate John Cox. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Can The CA Notify App Stop the Spread?

The new CA Notify app becomes available for all iPhone and Android users on Thursday. It's an opt-in app that Governor Newsom ensures will not track your location and will not infringe on your privacy. Similar exposure apps are already live in other states and countries. Will Californians opt in to the app? Can big tech help stop the spread of COVID-19 here?

Guest:

  • Alejandro de la Garza, Health and Tech reporter for Time magazine 

Ask An Expert: More Stay At Home Orders Imposed 

Coronavirus cases are up yet a decent percentage of the public doesn't seem to feel like they need to adhere to the stay at home orders. Why - and what can be done about it?

Guest: 

  • Paula Cannon, USC virologist 

How Does the Public Really Feel About LAPD ?

In the wake of nationwide demonstrations for racial justice and an end to police violence, Loyola Marymount University conducted a survey of Los Angeles residents to gage public  opinion of the LA Police Department. Some of the survey’s key findings - collected in the fall by LMU’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles - were presented during today’s meeting of the LA Police Commission.  

Guest: 

  • Fernando Guerra, founding director of LMU's Center for the Study of LA

Can Ditching Gas Stoves Help Fight Climate Change? Activists Push for All-Electric Homes

As the threat of climate change becomes increasingly urgent and visible in California, climate activists push for bans on gas hookups in new constructions. Los Angeles Times staff writer Sammy Roth reports on how all-electric new homes could help lower emissions and why the list of interested cities keeps growing, despite opposition from the gas industry.

Guest:

  • Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times staff writer
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