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A Tale Of Two Recalls: Comparing And Contrasting 2003 To 2021

Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Sworn In As The 38th Governor Of California
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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledges the crowd as former Gov. Gray Davis and his wife Sharon look on during a swearing-in ceremony November 17, 2003 in Sacramento, California.

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Postpartum Depression: The Warning Signs, Challenges And Long Term Impacts

Postpartum Mental Health (8/25/21)

Today on AirTalk, we talk with Eynav Accortt, research scientist and clinical psychologist who leads the reproductive psychology team in the OB GYN department at Cedars-Sinai about postpartum mental health, the serious impacts, the importance of screenings and more. We want to hear from you. How has postpartum depression impacted your life? Tell us your story by calling 866-893-5722.

A Tale Of Two Recalls: Comparing And Contrasting 2003 To 2021

Recall 2003 to 2021 (8/25/21)

In less than three weeks on September 14th, voters in California will decide for a second time this century whether they want to recall their Governor. Some are calling this déjà vu in reference to the 2003 vote which removed Gray Davis, and instead installed Arnold Schwarzenegger. In that race, more people voted for the actor than Davis, meaning the candidate with the most votes won. But even so, the state’s current recall is raising some familiar questions about its constitutionality and whether it violates equal protection rights of the incumbent governor and his supporters.

Today on AirTalk, we’re talking with Rob Stutzman, Republican political consultant and former deputy chief of staff to Governor Schwarzenegger, and Raphe Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State LA, about how the 2003 race compares to the current one.

California Heat Standards Are Held Up As The Model. Has Climate Change Made Them Obsolete?

Cal Heat Overview (8/25/21)

In the summer of 2005, a terrible three-week heat wave swept through the West, driving temperatures to scorching triple-digit levels. Four farmworkers working the fields of central California died.

Public health experts and federal workplace regulators consider heat-related illness and death to be 100% preventable, they say. But California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health — Cal/OSHA, the agency that enforces the heat standard — has been chronically underfunded and understaffed. The result, according to dozens of interviews, a review of government records and an analysis of worker heat death cases: Farmworkers, firefighters, construction workers and others required to work in hot environments continue to die.

Today on AirTalk, we’re joined by Jacob Margolis, KPCC/LAist science reporter, Brian Edwards, investigative fellow at Columbia University in New York and Marc Schenker, distinguished professor of public health sciences and medicine at UC Davis. He is also founding director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, and the Migration and Health Research Center to learn more.

With files from LAist

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