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DOC AMA: FDA Weighs Necessity Of Boosters, Flu Season Prompts 'Twindemic' Possibility And More

Tacoma Dome Hosts Free Flu Shot Clinic And COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing
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A nurse prepares to administer a test during a COVID-19 testing and flu shot event at the Tacoma Dome on November 28, 2020 in Tacoma, Washington. The free event, organized by Pierce County, comes as cases continue to rise in the area following the Thanksgiving holiday.

With guest host Austin Cross

DOC AMA: FDA Weighs Necessity Of Boosters, Flu Season Prompts ‘Twindemic’ Possibility And More

Covid Update 9.17.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Austin Cross speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis.

Topics today include:

What’s Next For California’s GOP After Gov. Newsom Handily Defeats Recall Effort

GOP Recall Future 9.17.21

The recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom may be in the books, but for California’s Republican Party, it also marks the start of the countdown until next year’s regularly-scheduled gubernatorial election. Conservative radio host Larry Elder, who garnered the most votes of any of the candidates who ran to replace Newsom, says he has become a “political force” in the state and has no plans to leave the political stage. Meanwhile former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he’ll take some time to talk to his family, confidants and supporters about his next steps, leaving the door open for another potential run down the road. But one of the takeaways from this recall election is that moderate Republicans in California, like Faulconer,struggled to gain traction among voters. And at the same time, a moderate Republican likely stands a much better chance of being elected in California than a populist Republican like Larry Elder. So, how does the party reconcile this issue in the nine months before the gubernatorial primary in June 2022?

Today on AirTalk, we dive into this with Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED and co-host of the Political Breakdown podcast, and Jack Pitney, professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna College.

FilmWeek: ‘Cry Macho,’ ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye,’ ‘Best Sellers,’ And More

FW Reviews 9.17.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on-demand platforms.

Why ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Director Wanted To Create A Different Kind Of Coming Out Story

FW 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

The new feature film “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is a coming of age story about a teen who dreams of becoming a drag queen. The film is inspired by both a documentary and adapted from a 2017 London stage musical based on the real-life teen, Jamie Campbell. John Horn spoke with Director Jonathan Butterell and star Max Harwood about the film and why it’s not a traditional coming out story. The film is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and is rated PG-13.

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