On this episode of Press Play: California isn’t seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases despite early stay-at-home orders. California’s 25th Congressional District special election has national implications as vote-by-mail becomes a partisan issue. The creator of a new TV series about Catherine the Great, and how to raise a reader in the age of quarantine.
California’s stubbornly persistent coronavirus
From this Episode:
Coronavirus cases in California plateau, with no end in sight
Even though California imposed strict social distancing rules nearly two months ago, the state continues to add new cases — and deaths — at a stubbornly persistent rate.
8 min, 20 sec
Why California’s 25th District race has national implications
It’s Election Day for people living in Northern LA County and parts of Ventura.
8 min, 5 sec
Why vote-by-mail has become a political battleground
Come November, every registered California voter will be able to vote by mail. But the process has been politicized; Republicans — including President Trump — are opposed.
10 min, 24 sec
Tony McNamara adds his absurdist touch to Hulu’s ‘The Great’
The incredible story of Catherine the Great comes to life in Hulu’s new series about the Russian empress. Born a princess in Germany— she was married off to her...
14 min, 20 sec