One-on-One with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
One-on-One with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (Listen at 0:00)
Last week, the White House announced President Biden’s nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next U.S. Ambassador to India. While Garcetti still faces Senate confirmation hearings, he’s poised to exit City Hall more than a year before his term expires in December 2022. Today on AirTalk, we speak with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti about his nomination, how he assesses his eight years leading the city, and what he thinks the city still needs to do to address its massive homelessness crisis. Then, KPCC senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann joins to explain the future of Los Angeles politics and Garcetti's impact in the city.
DOC AMA: Los Angeles County Now Requires Masks Indoors As Area Cases Rise (Listen at 29:57)
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital Dr. Dean Blumberg.
Today’s topics include:
- L.A. County coronavirus spike hits alarming levels, with 10,000 infected in a week, as Delta variant spreads
- With pandemic worsening in U.S., surgeon general is worried
- Nightclubs reopen as England ditches most COVID-19 curbs amid Delta surge
- L.A. County now requires masks indoors. But will people follow the rules?
- American gymnastics alternate tests positive at Olympics
State Politics Check-In: End Of The Legislative Session, Latest On Newsom’s Recall And The Field Of Candidates And More (Listen at (51:24)
Last week, California’s legislative session ended and over the weekend, the official list of who is running in California’s recall election narrowed. But the list still remained unsettled Sunday, with conservative talk radio host Larry Elder maintaining he should be included but state officials saying he submitted incomplete tax returns, a requirement to run. Elder’s next recourse is to go to court to get on the ballot for the Sept. 14 election, which he tweeted late Sunday he may do.
Larry discusses with CalMatters state politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall and California politics reporter for the Sacramento Bee, Lara Korte, getting the latest on the items passed in the legislature last week, what’s still to come in the legislature next month and what the field looks like for the Newsom recall election.
The Last Pandemic Olympic Games Were Almost 100 Years Ago (Listen at 1:09:19)
The 1920 Olympic games in Antwerp saw 29 nations competing for gold just a few months after the 1918 Spanish flu had run its course. What were those games like and how were they affected by the spectres of WWI and the pandemic? What parallels and differences can we draw with the Olympics in Tokyo?
Would A Four Day Work Week Make You More Productive, Plus What’s The Likelihood We See It Happen In The US? (Listen at 1:25:48)
A new study conducted in Iceland shows positive results when examining the impact of a four-day work week on workers. It found more happiness and more productivity. Today on AirTalk, Larry talks with Juliet Schor, professor of Sociology and economist at Boston College who’s researching the four-day week trial in Ireland about the pros and cons and the likelihood of seeing this happen in the United States. We also want to hear from listeners! How do you think a four-day work week would impact your life? Call 866-893-5722 or find us on Twitter or Facebook.