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A woman drops off her California gubernatorial recall election ballot into a ballot box outside the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office, August 27, 2021 in Norwalk, California.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

LA’s New Anti-Camping Ordinance Goes Into Effect Today

Anti-Camping Ordinance 9.3.21

The Los Angeles city law that prohibits unhoused people from sitting or sleeping near libraries, schools or other “sensitive” facilities goes into effect today.

Meanwhile, L.A. City Councilmember Joe Buscaino is planning to introduce a measure that’s even more restrictive and would ban people from sleeping in public space if they previously turned down emergency housing or shelter. What are the chances of this measure going into effect and what would be the repercussions? We get the latest on AirTalk, with Elizabeth Chou, a reporter with Southern California News Group who covers homelessness and Los Angeles City Hall.

DOC AMA: How Are You Planning To Travel Safe This Labor Day Weekend?

Covid Update 9.3.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

Today’s topics include:

  • Delta variant concerns remain in LA County ahead of Labor Day weekend
  • Mu COVID-19variant: Here's what we know
  • Fauci defends COVID boosters, says 3 shots will 'likely' be the new norm
  • More than 80 percent of seniors are vaccinated. That’s ‘not safe enough.’

With An Election Coming Up, We Check In With Local Registrars

Recall 101 Early Voting 9.3.21

With polls opening for early voting this Saturday on the gubernatorial recall election, we check in with a roundtable of local registrars: Dean Logan, Registrar of Voters for Los Angeles County, Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County and Rebecca Spencer, Registrar of Voters, Riverside County.

FilmWeek: ‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings,’ ‘Who You Think I Am’ And More

FilmWeek Reviews 9.3.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Claudia Puig and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

After COVID Cancellation In 2020, The Telluride Film Festival Is Back -- Here’s What’s On Tap

Tellrude Film Festival 9.3.21

Hollywood might love sequels, but the movie business is happy there’s one re-do that won’t happen. And that’s the cancelation of the fall’s three big film festivals. A year after the pandemic forced festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto to shut down, all three are back. Following a summer of mass-appeal popcorn movies such as “Jungle Cruise,” “Black Widow” and a new “Space Jam,” the sequential festivals will showcase more highbrow work. If history is a guide, one of the films playing in Telluride this week through Labor Day will go on to win the best picture.

Today on FilmWeek, we speak to KPCC’s arts and entertainment host and reporter John Horn, who has traveled to Colorado to see what’s in store for moviegoers in the months ahead.

New Documentary ‘The Automat’ Dispenses History, Rise To Popularity Of The Old Self-Serve Restaurant Chain

Lisa Hurwitz Interview 9.3.21

This weekend’s Telluride Film Festival in Colorado showcases some of the fall’s most anticipated movies. But Telluride also plays smaller films, like the new documentary “The Automat” from first-time director Lisa Hurwitz. People of a certain age from New York and Philadelphia may remember Automats, self-service restaurants operated under the Horn & Hardart name. Founded in 1888, the chain at its peak served more than half a million customers a day. Howard Schultz was inspired by childhood visits to Horn & Hardart to open his Starbucks coffee chain.

Today on FilmWeek, we’ll hear a portion of KPCC arts and entertainment reporter and host John Horn’s interview with The Automat” director Lisa Hurwitz when they spoke just before she set out for Telluride.

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