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Live podcasts of zoom and on-site roundtable news briefings that bring ethnic media together with experts, officials, nonprofit leaders, and advocates to exchange perspectives on urgent issues. Watch and Follow the Conversation.

The Hottest Summer on Record

Chief Heat Officers in LA, Miami & Phoenix Share Lessons Learned, strategies they are using to undertake this unprecedented task.

Extreme Heat Update: How is California Adapting? 

What works best in terms of building public awareness in underserved parts of the state about the danger of extreme heat? What success stories can we share? What challenges lie ahead?

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Tell-Tale Signs of a Scam — How They Ask You to Pay

FTC experts break down the ways scammers tell you to pay – from apps like Venmo, CashApp or Zelle to gift cards to cryptocurrency and more – and why it's hard to get your money back.

How Climate Change is Changing Our Lives

This briefing explores the deeper and more lasting potential effects of climate change: the societal impacts or costs, how our deeply polarized politics get more and more affected by climate impacts and even our spiritual lives.

And the Winners Are… Story Telling in Ethnic Media

Six of the winners of the Ethnic Media Awards discuss their winning entries and the in-depth pieces they are currently covering or hope to cover this year.

CatPhished — How to Spot AI and Phishing Scams

Scammers launch millions of phishing attacks every day – and they're often successful. The best defense is to spread the word about phishing so you don't get fooled.

Extreme Heat Update – CA Escaped the Worst in July but Scorching Weather is Ahead

Speakers explore what’s different about the current heat wave and how it’s already changing the way we live. They will also discuss the state's efforts to protect the most vulnerable communities.

Are We Telling Our Own Stories Yet? —

Hollywood Through an Ethnic Lens | Studies show that ethnic representation has advanced slowly in film and television. Ethnic communities have stopped waiting for others to open doors and started working on projects that create opportunities and change.

Back to School: Going Beyond the ABCs

K-12 students return to school this month, amid a list of challenges: teacher shortages, gaps in learning exacerbated by the pandemic, a polarized environment as parents and politicians attempt to reshape curriculum and school libraries.

Protecting Health Care Benefits for 15.5 Million People

More than 15 million Medi-Cal members will have their eligibility redetermined as part of  the "great unwinding" of MediCare enrollees.