What is Gov. Newsom’s task force doing to help California recover during COVID-19?

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A restaurant in downtown Culver City has reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic, May 22, 2020. How else is California moving forward economically? Photo by Amy Ta.

California is in economic freefall, says Tom Steyer, the co-head of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economic recovery task force. Manuel Pastor, USC professor and a member of that task force, says California is suffering more than other states because it’s so reliant on tourism, entertainment and trade. But those industries have ground to a halt, and now the task force is trying to figure out how the state can move forward.

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Guest:
Manuel Pastor - University of Southern California - @Prof_MPastor

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells, Angie Perrin