Fighting Isolation During COVID, and Capturing the Heart of a Neighborhood in Song
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KQED Science reporter Lesley McClurg brings us two stories of populations struggling with isolation during the pandemic. First, the story of two older women successfully navigating this tumultuous time with limited resources. Then, youth therapists are hearing about depression, anxiety and even suicide ideation a lot more than usual among kids who haven’t attended school in person since March. Hear one Oakland family’s story. Plus, a new project called Sounds of California commissioned 10 original songs from local artists about Boyle Heights, a longtime immigrant neighborhood East of Downtown Los Angeles that’s been gentrifying. Host Sasha Khokha talks with musician Quetzal Flores, who’s been helping to curate the project.

KQED's The California Report
KQED's The California Report
KQED
California to Adopt Age-Based Vaccine Distribution
As the state works to speed up delivery of the coronavirus vaccine, Governor Gavin Newsom says California will shift its priorities for who’s at the top of the list, and put people over 65 in line to get shots first. Reporter: Molly Peterson, KQED  California renters who faced the prospect of mass evictions at the end of this month might not have to worry in the short term. That after the state's top lawmakers and Governor Newsom reached a tentative agreement to extend an eviction moratorium through June.  Reporter: Molly Solomon, KQED Governor Newsom lifted regional stay-at-home orders yesterday in favor of county-by-county restrictions. The changes mean hair and nail salons can reopen, and allows outdoor dining in many places. Local officials could choose to impose stricter rules.  Guest: Anne Rimoin, Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA Fresno County officials say they want to prioritize farmworkers for vaccination, but the county is facing a challenge, they are ready to vaccinate 30,000 people every week, but don't have the supply to do so.  Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED A new economic forecast says things are improving for the Los Angeles area, fed by optimism around the coronavirus vaccines. From construction, to healthcare, to retail, companies are hiring. But some sectors of the local economy are months away from recovery Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW Nine school districts in California are starting rapid COVID-19 testing of their students and staff. It’s a pilot program that could allow more schools in the state to reopen safely.  Reporter: Julia McEvoy, KQED  A lot of people are struggling to pay their rent, mortgage and other bills because of the pandemic. 1.6 million California households are behind on their water bills according to a recent survey from the State Water Resources Control Board. Reporter: Nina Sparling, KQED
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Daily Detroit
Daily Detroit
Daily Detroit
What Is That Glowing Light Coming From Canada?
On today's show, we cover a few things to know around town. 00:34 There's a pandemic update, including vaccination rates in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 01:33 A number of well-known Detroit restaurants were cited for allowing indoor dining by the city. 02:00 238 Black Lives Matter protestors had their charges dropped, but the Detroit City Council also authorized $200,000 to fund lawyers for a countersuit against Detroit Will Breathe, who organized the protests. 02:49 There's a new candidate in the race for mayor of Detroit, Anthony Adams. For voter information purposes, here is his campaign website: https://anthonyadamsformayor.com/ 03:48 Remember Melissa Carone? She made national news by testifying next to Rudy Giuliani sharing baseless accusations of mass election fraud in the city of Detroit. Well, she announced she's running for the Michigan State House in 2022 in the 46th district as a Republican. That's in northern Oakland County. However, as a note - districts are being redrawn by a non-partisan commission and we'll know who is in what districts in November. 05:28 Our feature conversation is with Brian Allnutt of Planet Detroit. It's around this great article, "Detroit’s midnight sun: How Canadian greenhouses could endanger Detroit River migratory birds." Read more: https://planetdetroit.org/2021/01/detroits-southern-lights-how-canadian-greenhouses-could-endanger-detroit-river-migratory-birds/ Follow Brian on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/AllnuttBrian Thanks for listening!
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