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Class-Action Complaint Against CA’s Independent Study Framework Argues Special Ed Students Are Left Out

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A student follows along remotely with their regular school teacher's online live lesson at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 10, 2020 in Culver City, California.

DOC AMA: FDA Will Okay "Mix And Match" Booster Shots, California Transmission Improves To "Moderate" Level & More

COVID Update 10.19.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Shriner from Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Today’s topics include:

  • F.D.A. to allow ‘mix and match’ approach for COVID-19 booster shots 
  • What is “molnupiravir,” Merck's COVID-19 treatment pill? 
  • What we know about AY.4.2, a Delta subvariant that's spiking cases in the UK 
  • Tuberculosis, like COVID-19, spreads in aerosols, scientists report 
  • California now only state to improve to 'moderate' level of COVID-19 transmission, CDC says 
  • Lakers games resume at indoor Staples Center

Triple Play: Dodgers Return To LA For NLCS Game 3 In 2-0 Hole

Triple Play NLCS Update 10.19.21

This was not how the Dodgers or their fans pictured the National League Championship Series starting off.

It’s one thing to get totally blown out or outplayed on the road in a series like this, but for the Dodgers to lose not one, but both of the first two games in Atlanta on walk-off singles each time? That’s a tough pill to swallow for any team. Sunday night’s loss in Game 2 was particularly painful -- the Dodgers coughed up a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning, but were able to stop the bleeding and get out of the inning with the score tied at 4 apiece. But in the bottom of the 9th with two out, Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario laced a pitch from Kenley Jansen up the middle that was too hot for Dodger shortstop Corey Seager to handle, driving home Seager’s counterpart at shortstop, Dansby Swanson, from third to give the Braves the 5-4 win and a commanding 2-0 series lead.

The series now returns to Los Angeles for Games 3, 4 and 5 (if a Game 5 is necessary), which have now essentially become must-wins for the Dodgers. Games 6 and 7 will be back in Atlanta, but the Dodgers must win at least 2 out of the upcoming 3 games in L.A. in order to send the series back to Georgia. In the Dodgers defense, they do have some recent history being down to Atlanta in a playoff series. Last year, the Dodgers clawed their way back from a 3-1 series deficit to win the National League Pennant on their way to hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy as World Series Champs. Both teams will trot out stud pitchers to the mound for Game 3 -- Charlie Morton gets the nod for the Braves and Walker Buehler will start for the Dodgers. First pitch from Dodger Stadium is 2:08p PT.

Today on AirTalk, the Triple Play gets together to assess the damage as the Dodgers stare down a 2-0 series deficit.

Class-Action Complaint Against CA’s Independent Study Framework Argues Special Ed Students Are Left Out

Special Education Independent Study 10.19.21

Independent Study has been an option that many kids throughout California have taken during the pandemic, using the opportunity to stay safe at home and not deal with the potential health risks that come from being in a classroom. This has come with some drawbacks though, with a recent class-action complaint citing that students with disabilities have been forced to choose between the program or their specialized services/accommodations.

Today on AirTalk, Larry breaks down CA’s independent study framework and its issues with senior reporter at EdSource Carolyn Jones, LACOE director Sonya Smith and Claudia Center, Legal Director for the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.

Celebrating the KPCC/LAist “Backbone Staff”

Backbone Staff Shawn Campbell and Bob Garcia 10.19.21

While most of you probably know KPCC from the reporters and hosts you hear on the air, our station requires the contributions of so many talented, unique individuals whose names aren’t said at the end of a news story. These are the people who truly make KPCC and LAist: who keep our broadcast equipment running, who put on our pledge drives and help secure sponsorships and donations, who put together the pre-recorded spots you hear between shows, who make sure our facilities at the Mohn Broadcast Center are operating smoothly, who get you the news even if you can’t catch every show, and who keep our websites humming.

This week and next on AirTalk, we’re highlighting some of these amazing people who work at KPCC/LAist, and whose tireless efforts are critical to what you hear and read every day. Today, we’re joined by audio production engineer Shawn Campbell, and finance project manager Robert Garcia.

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