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Bridging the Digital Divide in California, the Future of Carbon Vacuums to Fight Climate Change, Race in LA




The pandemic put the spotlight on how wide the digital divide is in the U.S. This year, though, could be the year we provide more high speed internet access to more people in California.
The pandemic put the spotlight on how wide the digital divide is in the U.S. This year, though, could be the year we provide more high speed internet access to more people in California.
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Bridging the Digital Divide in California

If one thing became clear during the pandemic, its that the digital divide in this country is worse thane we though. It became most evident as kids tried to zoom to school and millions of Americans had to figure out how to sign up online to get a vaccine. Expanding internet access has long been a cause that California lawmakers have been happy to support, regardless of party. This year, though, something might actually get done.

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Early Earthquake Warning System Available Along West Coast

Smartphones are always buzzing with app alerts but one notification could save your life. For the first time, the earthquake early warning system, ShakeAlert can send phone notifications up and down the entire west coast. We talk about what that means for surviving “the big one.”

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The Future of Carbon Vacuums to Fight Climate Change

Is it time to introduce giant carbon vacuums to California? As the threat of climate change looms, industrial-scale carbon removal might be up for consideration in the Golden State, though it's no small feat.

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Race in LA: Being 'Black Enough'

We bring you the latest installment in our Race in L.A. series, in which we ask Angelenos how race and identity shape their day-to-day lives. The hope is that these stories fuel meaningful, authentic conversations about our lived experiences as a certain race or ethnicity. This week, contributor Laurel Davis shares parts of her essay titled "Black Enough?' Mixed Musings On My Skin Color, Hair, and Heritage."

 

Hot Pod: Nick Quah on Big Moves in Podcasting 

It’s been busy in the podcast world with some of the heaviest hitting names making big moves, and now that the world is getting vaccinated, content creators are talking about holding live events again.

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