Kathryn Barnes

Kathryn Barnes

Producer, KCRW Santa Barbara

Producer

Producer, KCRW Santa Barbara

Kathryn Barnes on KCRW

COVID-19 infection rates,   hospitalizations, and deaths are going up in LA. Gyms, hair salons, and retail stores are still doing business.

LA Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on balancing safety and the economy as COVID surges

COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are going up in LA. Gyms, hair salons, and retail stores are still doing business.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD.

Public school in LA starts next month. No one knows what it’ll look like

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA officials say anyone can get tested for coronavirus, symptoms or no symptoms. But appointments are hard to come by, and results can lag by a week or more.

LA County can’t keep up with coronavirus testing demand

LA officials say anyone can get tested for coronavirus, symptoms or no symptoms. But appointments are hard to come by, and results can lag by a week or more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

LAUSD announced on Monday that students won’t return to in-classroom learning when school starts on August 18. How will parents and teachers plan for more remote learning?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro discusses Joe Biden’s surge in the polls, Trump’s stumbling, and where US China policy should go next with Christine Emba, Megan McArdle and Ali Wyne.

from Left, Right & Center

Josh Barro, Megan McArdle and Dorian Warren talk about the coronavirus response, the end of the Supreme Court term and the visit of the Mexican president.

from Left, Right & Center

The LAUSD board voted on Tuesday to cut $25 million from the school police budget. That’s a 35% decrease to a department that employs more than 450 officers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free.

from Hollywood Breakdown

“We can’t act like nothing happened.” The service was a moment for his friends and family to remember him. But they also demanded answers from authorities.

from KCRW Features

Gavin Newsom banned all social gatherings with non-household members. Angelenos explain why they’re willing to risk infection to see each other.

from Greater LA

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl talks about the recent COVID-19 surge, balancing the health crisis with the economic crisis, possible fines for not wearing masks, and mixed messaging…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Michael Wilkes says the risk of contracting the virus might rise as restrictions ease, leading to a liability showdown in the workplace between employers and employees.

from KCRW Features