Austin Beutner (right), superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. | Courtesy of Kyle Stokes

LAUSD Spends $200 Million in Pandemic Response Efforts

On the October 2 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters and an Asian Journal reporter discuss LAUSD’s pandemic expenditures, the implications of Disney’s job cuts and a growing faction of Filipinos supporting Trump’s reelection.  

LAUSD Emergency Spending 
The Los Angeles Unified School District has spent more than $200 million under an emergency declaration during the past seven months of the pandemic, according to the county office regulating the district. Kyle Stokes shares more about what the funding has covered. 

Disney Job Cuts 
Disney announced this week it would cut 28,000 employees, primarily from its parks. Emily Henderson discusses the impact of this decision on regional economy.  

Filipinos for Trump 
As a last-ditch effort to persuade voters ahead of election day, Filipinos for Trump has scheduled a car parade in West Covina this Saturday. Klarize Medenilla from the Asian Journal reports on the political spectrum she has found in the Filipino-American community. 

Featured Reporters:
Kyle Stokes @kystokes 
Emily Henderson @radionerdemily 
Klarize Medenilla (from Asian Journal) @Klarize 
Mike Roe @MikeRoe 
Adriene Hill @adrienehill 

This program has been produced through a collaboration with LAist and KPCC.

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