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LAUSD Families Will Soon Get Clarity on Fall, Questioning How We Police Mental Health Crises, Car Culture's Influence on Architecture in LA

Published May 20, 2021 at 1:54 PM PDT
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A teacher wearing a protective mask walks around the classroom during a lesson at an elementary school in San Francisco in October 2020.
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How Will Back to School Look for LA Students This Fall?

Coronavirus Ask an Expert: Dr. Kim Farley

Now to your questions - and ours - about the coronavirus, vaccines and the grand reopening of the state on June 15th. To discuss we have Dr. Robert Kim Farley, an epidemiologist at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.

Guest:

  • Dr. Robert Kim Farley, Epidemiologist at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health

What Will School Look Like This Fall?

Yesterday, we spoke to United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz on whether the union supports a complete return to the classroom next fall. Today, we talk to Kelly Gonez, president of LAUSD’s board of education, the governing body representing over 600,000 LAUSD students and parents, about how possible this is and when there will be clarity on plans in August.

Guest:

  • Kelly Gonez, President of LAUSD Board of Education

David Ordaz Shooting Sparks Debate Over Policing and Mental Health

The Ordaz killing once again highlights the debate over the best way to respond to people in mental health crises: armed police, armed police with social workers, or a totally unarmed response?

How Car Culture Has Influenced LA's Architecture

LA is a city shaped by cars - from massive highways to city sprawl. As the 20th century progressed and cars became more and more vital to the Los Angeles landscape, car culture merged with architecture to create some of LA’s most iconic structures. LA-based Historical Journalist Hadley Meares chronicled the intertwining histories of cars and architecture in a piece for the LAist this week.

Guest:

  • Hadley Meares, LA-based Historical Journalist
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