San Diego Seeking Faster Reopening, Restaurants Prepping For Dine-In Customers, Coronavirus Deepens Political Divide, And COVID-19 Poetry Challenge
KPBS Midday Edition / May 19, 2020
San Diego County is asking the governor to approve its plan for an accelerated reopening of the region. We look at the economic impact of reopening. Plus, restaurants are taking additional health and safety measures in preparation for dine-in customers. Also, the rift between political ideology widens during the pandemic. Democrats generally want government leadership while Republicans want the government to back off. And, as people are driving less during coronavirus shutdown, greenhouse gas emissions are lower. What this means for climate advocates looking for ways to lower carbon output. Finally, the pandemic is stirring up deep emotions in people and San Diego’s poet laureate wants people to turn those feelings into poetry and share them with him.