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A woman wearing a facemask enters a building where the Employment Development Department has its offices in Los Angeles, California on May 4, 2020.

COVID-19 AMA: Another Day Of 1,000 New Cases In LA County, The FDA’s New Warning About The J&J Vaccine

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, UCSF infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine.

Topics today include:

  • L.A. County officials report a fourth straight day of more than 1,000 new COVID cases, 99 percent
  • FDA says it will attach warning of rare nerve syndrome to J&J vaccine
  • California says it will bar K-12 students from schools if they refuse to wear masks, then walks it back
  • Marin County reports new surge of cases as Delta variant dominates
  • J&J, AstraZeneca explore COVID-19 vaccine modification in response to rare blood clots
  • Are latent viruses causing long COVID symptoms?
  • Could full FDA vaccine approval compel thousands of unvaccinated Californians to get their shot?


Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center; he tweets @PCH_SF

Emmy Nomination Roundup: Which Shows Are Vying For Top Categories And How Will Streaming Services Stack Up?

The 73rd annual Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday. KPCC’s John Horn joins Larry for a round up on which shows are vying for top spots and how streaming services like Netflix could stack up.


John Horn, KPCC arts and entertainment host; he tweets @JGHorn

Some California Wineries Lost Their Fire Insurance

California’s wineries find themselves in a uniquely challenging position this summer as they emerge from a 16 month period of financial uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down tasting rooms across wine country. And now they’re coming out of the frying pan and into the fire, both figuratively and literally, as pandemic restrictions are lifted and business as usual returns, they’re staring down the barrel of fire season, which seems to get worse with every passing year. Because of how big and how devastating some of the wildfires that have affected wine country have been, the San Francisco Chronicle reports some winemakers are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to get an affordable fire insurance policy. Others have simply had their fire insurance revoked altogether. And as the San Jose Mercury News reported in May, still others are taking matters into their own hands by buying more water shortages, installing fire hydrants, and in some cases even buying fire trucks or attending wildland firefighting training.

What does this portend for vineyards and wineries as we head into fire season? Today on AirTalk, we’ll talk with California winery owners about how they’ve prepared for fire season and some of the challenges they’ve navigated along the way.


Esther Mobley, wine critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, her latest piece is “As California wineries lose insurance, some fear this fire season will be their last”; she tweets @Esther_mobley

Matt Naumann, owner and winemaker at Newfound Wines in Placerville, California

Stuart Smith, founder and general partner at Smith Madrone Vineyards and Winery in St. Helena, Napa

Latest On EDD, Plus Answering Your Questions On Navigating Claims

The latest on the backlog of EDD claims and how the state is addressing them. Plus, we help you navigate the system - call us 866-893-5722.

If your job has been affected by the coronavirus and you need consultation to help determine your employment benefits, call the Center for Workers' Rights at 916-905-1625 for help.


Mary Franklin Harvin, producer on KQED’s California Report; she’s been covering unemployment issues since the beginning of the pandemic; she tweets @EmEffHarvin

Daniela Urban, executive director of the Center for Workers' Rights in Sacramento which advocates for workplace justice

A New Book Tells The Story Of Pioneering Turn-Of-The-Century ‘Girl Stunt Reporters’

When Nellie Bly published her dispatches on the treatment of patients at Blackwell’s Asylum in 1887, her work became the most famous example of a literary form pioneered by young women journalists of the era.

“Girl stunt reporters,” as they were often called, reported on anything from illicit abortions to subpar conditions in dangerous factories that employed only women. Their reporting formed an early iteration of investigative journalism and creative nonfiction that was later popularized in the mid- to late- 20th century, though the legacy of their work has been largely lost to history.

Today on AirTalk, we’re talking to author Kim Todd about her new book on turn-of-the-century women journalists.


Kim Todd, author of several books including her latest, “Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s ‘Girl Stunt Reporters,’” (Harper, 2021); she tweets @arden4est

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