How to "Reopen" California
Governor Gavin Newsom laid out a six part framework for how California and other Western States can emerge from the quarantine in a safe way.
- Jeremy Greene, a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University
Taxes during a pandemic
If we weren’t in the middle of a global pandemic, then tomorrow would be Tax Day. But - given the spread of COVID-19, the IRS announced last month that the deadline for income taxes would be extended until July 15. Still, many questions abound about what that change means for taxpayers and how a person’s filing status could affect their stimulus check. So we’ve called in Eva Rosenberg to help field some commonly-asked questions. She’s an enrolled agent and publisher of Tax Mama dot com.
- Eva Rosenberg, Enrolled Agent and Publisher at TaxMama.com
Stop AAPI Hate Tracker
Since the start of the spread of the coronavirus in the US, Asian-Americans have faced more frequent and open discrimination according to a the Stop AAPI Hate Tracker. KPCC's Josie Huang wrote all about the tracker, and what SoCal's Asian community is experiencing, for LAist. She joins A Martinez to discuss the latest report from the tracker, and give us some with insight into what locals are feeling.
- Josie Huang, KPCC's Asian American Communities Correspondent
In this time of physical distancing and face coverings we're finding our relationships with strangers is sometimes getting a little...well, strange. What do we do if we encounter someone who's not "social distancing" the way we think they should? And how do we promote that sense of common good without invading each other's privacy?
- Julie Hanlon Rubio, Professor of Social Ethics at Santa Clara University's Berkeley campus
In these days of physical distancing I've been finding more relief than ever in comedy. One comedian unlike any other is-- Reggie Watts. His humor is disorienting and surreal. It's part improv, part storytelling. He uses accents, other languages, music and beats. And stand-up isn't all Reggie does. He's in a musical duo with the L-A techno beat maker John Tejada called Wajatta. And Reggie recently released an app that's kind of a mini sketch show...just for these times. Reggie Watts talks to A Martinez.