L.A. County Health Director Seeing 'Terrifying Increases' in COVID-19 Cases
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California reported more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday. In Los Angeles County, public health director Barbara Ferrer pleaded with people to wear masks when out of the house.

Los Angeles County will begin mailing COVID-19 test kits to some people’s homes. This new effort is aimed at those with mobility issues.

Reporter: Jackie Fortier KPCC

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been vocal about his refusal to enforce public health mandates, including mask requirements.

Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio

A red flag warning went into effect for most of Southern California last night as 70-80mph Santa Ana winds whipped through the region. The Bond Fire broke out in Orange County around 10pm and has burned thousands of acres. 

High profile California politicians, including the Governor and San Francisco Mayor, have been called out recently for defying their own health advice by dining out in groups. Behavior like this can undermine public trust in coronavirus guidelines. 

Guest: Kimberly Elsbach, Professor of Management, UC Davis

A San Francisco based appeals court has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing the so-called public charge rule, which penalizes low income immigrants who use public benefits like Medi-Cal and food stamps.

Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

With the pandemic, the lives of Farmworkers in California have gotten more difficult, and dangerous. A new UC Berkeley study looks at the toll on laborers in one corner of California and why some are hesitant to get vaccinated when treatments do become available.

Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED

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White nationalism and the GOP
When Donald Trump declined to explicitly condemn white supremacy during the presidential debate last fall, it was the latest in the president’s long pattern of placating white supremacist groups. And during that same debate, Trump told the far-right Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” — which quickly became the group’s new slogan. White supremacists led the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after being incited by Trump. In 2017, when a white supremacist rally turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides.” The Center for Strategic and International Studies found that attacks by far-right groups more than quadrupled between 2016 and 2017. But many experts say the seeds of white supremacy in the GOP were planted long before Trump — and some of it can be tied back to white Christians, a large base within the Republican Party. Friday, host Kerri Miller talked with two experts in white supremacy within the GOP. How did it get this bad, and is it possible to extricate the two? Guests: * Robert P. Jones is founder of the Public Religion Research Institute and the author of “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity” * Simon Clark is a senior resident at the Center for American Progress studying far-right extremism and white supremacy. To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above. Subscribe to the MPR News with Kerri Miller podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS
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