Reporter Roundup for May 22

Reporter Roundup: Unemployment, COVID-19 Deaths

On the May 22 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters dig into the latest state unemployment numbers, L.A.’s COVID-19 deaths and L.A.’s slow streets program. 

KPCC’s David Wagner provides details on staggering unemployment numbers in California.

Reporter Ryan Fonseca discusses L.A.’s slow streets program which limits traffic to promote social distancing. 

COVID-19 related deaths passed the two thousand number this week in Los Angeles County. Reporter Erick Galindo profiles a day laborer who died of the disease. 

Featured Reporters:

David Wagner @radiowagner

Ryan Fonseca @RyFons

Caroline Champlin @champlin_c

Erick Galindo @ErickGEEE

Adriene Hill @adrienehill

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