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Recall 101: Everything You Need To Know The Day Before The Recall Election

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Conservative talk show host and gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder speaks to the media after casting his ballot September 8, 2021 in the special recall election, outside a polling location in Los Angeles, California.

DOC AMA: Booster Shot Questions, Moderna’s Combo Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine And More

Covid Update 9.13.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Today's topics include:

  • Does everyone need a booster shot?
    • Some FDA scientists say boosters are not needed for general population
  • Moderna developing combo flu and COVID-19 vaccine
  • LAPD employees sue city over COVID-19 vaccination mandate
  • LA County contact tracers struggle to reach people with COVID-19
  • Washington grapples with Idaho COVID cases
  • How J&J vaccine recipients should navigate booster shots

Animal Hospitals Are Still Overwhelmed By The Pandemic Pet Boom

Veterinary Care Backlog 9.13.21

“First it was the curbside service,” says Dr. Peter Weinstein, the executive director of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association. After the pandemic limited face-to-face contact in March of 2020, pet owners were no longer allowed to come in with their pets for appointments. Then came the pandemic pet boom. This flood of new pet owners, combined with appointment backlogs and distancing requirements, overwhelmed veterinary doctors and technicians. “Nobody wants to see an 8 hour line for an emergency clinic,” Dr. Weinstein said. “Pet owners are frustrated and our doctors are burnt out.” Today on AirTalk we’re joined by Dr. Weinstein and Dr. Evelyn Sagastume of Petsadena Animal Hospital to talk about how the pandemic changed operations at animal hospitals. If you have a story about bringing your pet to the vet during the pandemic, or if you work in an animal hospital, give us a call at 866-893-5722, or email

Recall 101: Everything You Need To Know The Day Before The Recall Election

Recall 101 9.13.21

Tuesday marks the deadline for ballots to be turned in or postmarked in order to be counted in the recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom. If you’ve been putting off voting until the last minute, or you still aren’t quite sure how to answer one of the questions, don’t worry -- we have you covered!

Today on AirTalk, KPCC senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann joins Larry for a final recall primer and we’re taking your calls and questions at 866-893-5722.

Recall 101: What Is The Latest Voter Turnout In The Recall Election?

Recall 101 Voter Turnout 9.13.21

Voters are being asked two questions on this off-cycle recall election: first, do they want to recall governor Gavin Newsom, and second, if he is recalled, who will replace him? On this final day to cast your ballot, we take a closer look at the communities who turned out in swarms to vote and the others who lagged behind. Join us today as we dive deeper with research analyst Michael Rios of UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative and Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data Inc.

Recall 101: What Happens If California Elects A Republican Governor?

Recall 101 New Gov Power 9.13.21

With an overwhelmingly Democratic Legislature, how much power would a Republican governor really have? And how much would they be able to get done? Today on AirTalk we answer these questions with political correspondent for KQED Marisa Lagos, Laurel Rosenhall, who covers California politics with CalMatters and Dan Walters political columnist at CalMatters. We’re also taking your calls and questions at 866-893-5722.

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