Recall Election Ramps Up with New Ads and Campaign Launch
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California’s recall election is in full swing, with a campaign launch featuring a live bear. Meanwhile, embattled Governor Gavin Newsom is defending his record managing the state through a tumultuous year. 

Reporter: Nicole Nixon, CapRadio

Public health experts are keeping a close eye on data that shows the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations slowing down. While the slowdown is concerning, some early skeptics of the vaccine have had a change of heart, and are now getting their shot.

Guest: Dr. Brian Castrucci, president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation 

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has voted to launch another investigation into complaints that sheriff’s deputies harass relatives of victims of law enforcement violence. This comes following a new report released by the National Lawyers Guild and American Civil Liberties Union. 

Reporter: Robert Garrova, KPCC 

A law passed in 2018 that requires California companies to have women on their boards of directors is having an effect. The number of female directors at California has doubled in the three years since the measure was signed into law.

Reporter: Nina Thorsen, KQED

Smaller family-owned businesses have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, leaving some to close their doors and others to pivot to new ventures. One immigrant family in the Central Valley used generosity and foresight to help them get through the last year.

Reporter: Soreath Hok, Valley Public Radio 

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