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As California announces curfew and many cancel holiday plans, epidemiologist Dr. Chris Beyrer takes Covid questions; plus, can in-person live art safely thrive during Covid?

California Health and Human Services head Dr. Mark Ghaly gives a press conference on November 19, 2020 announcing a new statewide curfew that will take effect Saturday, November 21.

On this show:

0:08 – We take your questions about COVID transmission and safety choices during the holidays with Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, Desmond M. Tutu Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

0:34 – What could in-person live art could safely look like in the city during a time of Covid? We talk with two people deeply involved in live events and art in the Bay Area:

Nkechi Emeruwa-Neuberg is an actor, performance artist, singer, songwriter and painter. Emeruwa-Neuberg is involved in a lawsuit over the San Francisco International Arts Festival being denied a permit by the SF Department of Public Health.

Mizan Alkebulan is an art activist and Co- Director of Spearitwurx, an Oakland-based organization that curates and facilitates cultural events, conferences, workshops & professional development opportunities and wellness coaching, and involved in the Black Cultural Zone at the Eastmont Mall. 

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