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Issues & Ideas: Monterey's Car Week, a covid update, ECHO homeless services and farmworkers' rights

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Dr. Allen Radner receiving the first vaccine dose in Monterey County in December 2020

On Issues & Ideas, we take a look at the labor rights of farm workers in "Beyond the Furrows", KCBX's 12 part series. Car Week in Monterey is this week, and 85 thousand visitors are expected, adding 67 million dollars to the local economy. Dr. Allen Radner, the chief medical officer at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, talks about the continued threat of the Delta Variant in Monterey County. You’ll hear from local earthquake experts about the probability of “The Big One”, and it's potential damage to the Central Coast. On this week’s Nonprofit Story, you’ll hear from Amy Lewis of ECHO, about their 20 years of helping unhoused individuals. And finally, you’ll hear from SLO County's 1st District Supervisor John Peschong on redistricting.

Francisco Martinez joined KCBX in January 2021 as a substitute staff announcer, then became a regular midday host, occasional reporter, and host of Citizen Sound — the alternative music show each Sunday night at 11:00 on KCBX. Francisco left KCBX to move back to the Bay Area in January 2022.
Sophie Lincoln is a journalism senior at Cal Poly, working to pursue a career in broadcast news. She is also the News Director for Cal Poly’s KCPR and the Special Sections Editor for Cal Poly’s Mustang News. In her spare time, she likes to hike, go to the beach and spend time with friends.