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New LAist Series Highlights The Hardships Faced By Unhoused Members of The LGBTQ+ Community

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Tents housing the homeless at an encampment in Echo Lake Park in Los Angeles, California on March 24, 2021

Big Takeaways From COP26 As The Weeks-Long UN Climate Conference Winds Down In Glasgow

COP26 Wrap Up 11.12.21

Friday is the final day of the COP26, the United Nations climate conference that has had eyeballs around the world focused on Glasgow, Scotland as world leaders, climate scientists, policymakers and others gathered to address the ongoing global climate emergency and discuss solutions to reducing carbon emissions around the world. On Wednesday, COP26 president Alok Sharma released a draft agreement instructing countries to wind down dependence on coal power and cut carbon emissions with the goal of preventing the globe from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius this century.

But even with the release of the draft agreement, some are calling for more. Environmentalists, Indigenous activists and others have staged protests near the site of the talks, most notably last Saturday as part of a Global Day of Climate Justice saying that for too long there has been too much talk about addressing the effects of climate change...and too little action.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll get a final report from Glasgow from Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and the environment reporter for “The Nation” magazine.

COVID-19 AMA: All Californians 18 And Over Can Get A Booster, What We Know About Waning Vaccine Effectiveness, And More

COVID Update 11.12.21

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

Topics today include:

  • All Californians 18 and over are now eligible for a booster shot
  • Booster shots are most popular in poorly vaccinated states where coronavirus rages
  • Orange County sees robust demand for child COVID-19 vaccines

    • Should an 11-year-old wait to get the bigger COVID-19 dose?
  • What we know so far about waning vaccine effectiveness
  • CDC shifts pandemic goals away from reaching herd immunity

New LAist Series Highlights The Hardships Faced By Unhoused Members of The LGBTQ+ Community

Unhoused LGBTQ Series 11.12.21

People experiencing homelessness in LA County have unique needs when compared to the overall unhoused population. They are more likely to be Black, Latino and/or LGBTQ+, and also often suffer from not having a job, support system or positive adult relationships. Finding support can be difficult, especially since the experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender individuals and queer people are different and each group has specific needs. Today on AirTalk, Austin is joined by KPCC and LAist unhoused communities reporter Ethan Ward, director of programs at My Friend's Place Erin Casey, and director of senior services at LA LGBT Center Kiera Pollock to talk about the issues unhoused LGBTQ+ people face.

With files from LAist. To read all of the articles in Ethan’s series, click here.

FilmWeek: ‘Belfast,’ ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!,’ ‘A Choice Of Weapons’ And More 

FW Reviews 11.12.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

Decorated Film Composers On Developing Music And Evoking Emotions For The Screen

FW Interview Composers Hildur Guđnadóttir & Kris Bowers 11.12.21

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is presenting a series of consecutive concerts curated by three decorated film composers starting Friday, Nov. 19. The series is called “Reel Change: The New Era of Film Music'' and it takes place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The dedicated concerts are curated by composers Hildur Guðnadóttir, Kris Bowers and Nicholas Britell. Today, Larry talks with Guðnadóttir and Bowers about what it’s like developing music for film, tv and even video games and where they look to for inspiration when composing.

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