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California Has a Really Low Positivity Rate, the Roots of Anti-Asian Violence Are in California, OTL: Hollywood Reacts to Atlanta Voting Laws

Published April 14, 2021 at 2:57 PM PDT
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A family wearing face masks and holding signs take part in a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California, on March 13.

California's Positivity Rate is Really Low - How to Maintain It 

LA County Remains in the Orange Tier as COVID-19 case counts remain low. This is the good news across the state.  According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, California’s positivity rate is around 1.5 percent ...versus some states in the Midwest, like Iowa, where its closer to 20 percent.  We discuss more on why this is - and what we need to do to maintain it.


  •  Dr. Anne Rimoin, Professor, Department of Epidemiology at UCLA 

The Origins of Anti-Asian Violence in California 

Violence against Asian people has been on the rise during COVID-19 … But historians have pointed out that America’s history of anti-Asian hate goes back to its early days… And has much of its origins here in California (two parts)


  • Renee Tajima-Peña, an Asian American studies professor at UCLA
  • Jane Hong, history professor at Occidental College

OTL: Hollywood Reacts to Atlanta Voting Laws 

Will Smith has pulled production of his latest movie from Georgia due to restrictive voting laws in the state. Plus, ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres will be closing their doors due to pandemic losses.


  • Rebecca Keegan, Senior Editor for Film for The Hollywood Reporter.
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