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Finger Pointing Begins As Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires. What Are The Implications And Where Do Protections Stand In California?

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Single family homes crowd a Los Angeles, California, neighborhood on July 30, 2021.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

COVID-19 AMA: Fauci Says Lockdowns Unlikely As Cases Rise, Additional LA Restaurants Requiring Vaccination Or Negative COVID Tests & More

Covid Update (8/2/21)

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dean Blumberg, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Topics today include:

  • More LA restaurants requiring vaccination or negative COVID test
  • Fauci predicts COVID cases will rise but lockdowns are unlikely
  • COVID-19 vaccinations lag for people on Medi-Cal
  • Worsening Delta variant sounds alarm for parents with unvaccinated kids
  • New surge at Santa Monica ICU
  • 21 of 29 people test positive for COVID-19 after family reunion

SoCal’s Housing Market Is Heating Up This Summer -- What To Know If You’re Buying Or Selling

SoCal Housing Market Check In (8/2/21)

Your thermometer isn't the only thing going up this summer -- Southern California's housing market is sizzling right now with the median price of a home in Southern California around $680,000 and 7 out of 10 houses selling above asking price, according to the property data firm CoreLogic. So how has the gradual lifting of pandemic restrictions played out on the supply and demand side? And what should prospective buyers and sellers know before wading into the market? We explore with data analyst and financial writer Logan Mohtashami and Beverly Hills-based real estate broker Taunee English.

Los Angeles Is In The Midst Of Redistricting. What Could It Mean For The City?

Census Redistricting (8/2/21)

L.A.’s redistricting process is ramping up as the 21-member L.A. City Council Redistricting Commission, the board tasked with redrawing council district boundaries, is holding public meetings.

How is the process going? What will it mean for communities in Los Angeles? We’re hearing more with chair of the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission Fred Ali, local redistricting advocate for California Common Cause José Del Rio III, and staff attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA Sara Rohani.

With contributions from Libby Denkmann

Finger Pointing Begins As Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires. What Are The Implications And Where Do Protections Stand In California?

Eviction Moratorium Ends (8/2/21)

Anger and frustration mounted in Congress as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired at midnight Saturday — one Democratic lawmaker even camping outside the Capitol in protest as millions of Americans faced being forced from their homes.

Lawmakers said they were blindsided by President Joe Biden’s inaction as the deadline neared, some furious that he called on Congress to provide a last-minute solution to protect renters. The rare division between the president and his party carried potential lasting political ramifications. Today on AirTalk, we look at the details of the federal lapse and where protections stand for California and Los Angeles County residents. Guest Host Libby Denkmann speaks with economics reporter for POLITICO Victoria Guida and staff attorney at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles where she focuses on housing policy Kate McKeon.

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With files for the Associated Press

QR Codes Have Become Ubiquitous At Bars And Restaurants In The Pandemic. But What Do They Mean For Consumer Privacy?

QR Codes And Privacy (8/2/21)

If you’ve gone to a bar or restaurant in the pandemic, chances are you’ve encountered a small pixelated square on your table, with a code that makes ordering food and drinks simple and nearly contactless.

Although QR codes have been around for a while, the pandemic made their convenience extremely attractive to restaurants and customers alike. But their appeal to businesses is also the data and tracking software that QR codes employ. When customers use the codes, companies are able to implement tools for tracking and analytics, raising red flags for privacy experts.

Today on AirTalk, we’re joined by Nicole Ozer, director of technology and civil liberties for the ACLU of California, to hear more about the privacy issues QR codes raise.

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