Mask Explainer, Hope after Quarantine, 1918 Pandemic in LA
Masks are a huge topic of debate these days. Who should wear then and when? In recent weeks video tutorials have circulated online of people making masks at home with all sorts of materials. But the CDC and the World Health Organization have stopped short of issuing an order that everyone wear masks. But the mayor of Los Angeles took this step. Joining us to talk about the evidence behind the recommendation to wear masks is data scientist Jeremy Howard.
- Jeremy Howard, University of San Francisco Professor
Local lawmakers across the country are calling for rent and mortgages to be cancelled for people affected by the coronavirus. Take Two talks with local LA City Councilman Mike Bonin about why he's joined that call.
- Mike Bonin, LA City Councilman
Parenting in the Time of Quarantine
The hearts of every parent in California likely stopped for a minute yesterday when Governor Newsom said that schools would be out for the rest of the academic year. It's hard news to take in. We get it. Most of us here are in the exact same place as you — trying to work a day job at home while also homeschooling kids or at the very least, just making sure they're safe and have eaten something other than cookies. So, every week, we're talking about parenting in this time of quarantine. Today, a few words on how to best operate as a couple with kids in the house.
- Damona Hoffman, Relationship expert, mom and host of The Dates and Mates Podcast
Hope After Quarantine
Mayura Jain works in Shanghai, but is originally from Santa Monica. She was in China when their stay at home order started back in January and now life is finally returning to normal. She tells us the story of her quarantine journey, and what life is like on the other side.
1918 Pandemic in LA
Empty streets… People wearing face masks to do their daily business… Store shelves raided. You might be surprised to learn that I’m not describing life today: It’s a snapshot from the not-too-distant past. When another pandemic converged on Los Angeles way back in 1918. The Spanish flu is the topic of this week’s Throwback Thursday.
- Hadley Meares, host of the podcast Underbelly LA and contributor for LAist
Corona Comedy: Jo Koy
Jo Koy is a Filipino American comedian who finds humor in the cultural differences we all share. He talks with Take Two's A Martinez about integrating his life experiences and family stories into Netflix stand-up special "Comin' In Hot."