Virus Variants and Vaccine Rollout: Your Coronavirus Questions Answered
California has hit another unfortunate milestone when it comes to coronavirus cases: three million so far. And in Los Angeles County, it's been reported that one in three people have been infected with the virus at some point since the pandemic began. The spread is still alarming, but with a thousands of vaccinations underway, the question now is wether the worst is behind us.
- Paula Cannon, Virologist at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
Where to Begin: How Teachers Teach about the Capitol Insurrection
The world tuned into the television on January 6th as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Those viewers included many teachers here in Southern California. They watched the attack with their students in mind… planning for a real time civics lesson.
- Caroline Champlin, KPCC reporter
The Importance of a Civics Education
A study called “Reclaiming the Democratic Purpose of California’s Public Schools” by UCLA and UC Riverside researchers found that civics education "falls short" in California school districts.
- John Rogers, Education Professor at UCLA and co-author of the study “Reclaiming the Democratic Purpose of California’s Public Schools”
Immigration Reform Under President Biden
Report are out this week that President-elect Joe Biden hopes to introduce comprehensive immigration reform on his first day in office. The bill is expected to include an eight-year path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status. What's in it, and what else does Biden hope to achieve? What can he?
- Jean Reisz, Professor at the USC Gould School of Law and Co-Director of the USC Immigration Clinic