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"Bring hand sanitizer with you, and don't eat anything until you get home and can inspect the candy. ...

"Bring hand sanitizer with you, and don't eat anything until you get home and can inspect the candy. ... Everybody who's out there is touching doorbells and handles and things, so wash your hands when you get home. But the risk of infection from eating wrapped candy is very, very small," says Dr. Michael Wilkes.

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Carson mayor on why foul odor is still lingering, and whether breathing it harms your health

“I breathe everything you breathe, so it's not that I'm sitting in some Eiffel Tower and I'm not breathing the same air.

COVID memes help us cope with pandemic-related stress, says UC Santa Barbara researcher

Memes can make people calmer, more content, and more confident in dealing with the pandemic, according to researchers Penn State and UC Santa Barbara.

Serial killers, flip phones, and fire: Retiring librarian reflects on 42 years at the LA Central branch

On October 15, librarian Glen Creason turned in his ID badge at the Central branch of the LA Public Library, and then entered retirement.

Appetite for destruction: The all-female demolition derby is a smash at Irwindale Speedway

Once a year, an all-female demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway offers a high-adrenaline night of destructive mayhem — all to benefit breast cancer research.

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Seventeen years and over 30 million albums later, Tears for Fears are thrilling fans with the prospect of a new album projected for release in February.

from Today's Top Tune

Metropolis playlist, October 23, 2021.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! I hope you’re enjoying October. I think we have a perfect October mix tape for tonight’s listening. Look at our second hour! We’re going to check out Low by David Bowie.

from Henry Rollins

It’s a new week, new you, and we’ve got the soundtrack to get you back into the groove.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Ava DuVernay on Colin Kaepernick, Black identity, and listening to your inner voice

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“The rights of nature movement is very closely tied to … the human right to a clean environment,” says Katie Surma, Inside Climate News reporter.

Giving legal rights to nature: Can this effectively fight climate change?

“The rights of nature movement is very closely tied to … the human right to a clean environment,” says Katie Surma, Inside Climate News reporter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

$1.8 billion settlement for Aliso Canyon gas leak isn’t good enough, victims say

Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

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“You can’t expect these crew members to put in 14 to 16 to 18-hour days, and then literally tell them, ‘You have to dodge a bullet that's being fired your way.’

‘They feel that they’re second-class citizens.’ Filmmakers demand safety on sets after Halyna Hutchins’ death

“You can’t expect these crew members to put in 14 to 16 to 18-hour days, and then literally tell them, ‘You have to dodge a bullet that's being fired your way.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Native plants are vital to the health of the local ecosystem, particularly during a time of climate change, hotter weather, and droughts.

Native plants allow Californians to rebuild nature and save water, says chief of Theodore Payne Foundation

Native plants are vital to the health of the local ecosystem, particularly during a time of climate change, hotter weather, and droughts.

from Greater LA

The toll of a year and a half of remote learning is now starting to show its colors.

LA students’ emotional needs are higher than ever, teachers feel more like social workers

The toll of a year and a half of remote learning is now starting to show its colors.

from Greater LA

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village: The newest option to bring people on the streets into housing

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

from Greater LA

Spanx promises to smooth the lumps and bumps under your clothes to make you look thinner.

Spanx: Why people are still putting on shapewear, even men

Spanx promises to smooth the lumps and bumps under your clothes to make you look thinner.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Remember the prizes, lotteries, and other incentives designed to get more people vaccinated last spring?

What motivates people to get vaccinated? Mandates, not prize money

Remember the prizes, lotteries, and other incentives designed to get more people vaccinated last spring?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Facebook has been accused of turning a blind eye to the harmful ways its platform has been used — for plotting the January 6 U.S.

Leaked Facebook docs are making headlines everywhere. We break down the latest news

Facebook has been accused of turning a blind eye to the harmful ways its platform has been used — for plotting the January 6 U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Here at KCRW, we get sent a lot of digital music. But over time, we’ve also built a pretty tall tower of CDs, vinyl records, and handwritten letters from artists.

The Best Music You Sent Us: Analog Edition

Here at KCRW, we get sent a lot of digital music. But over time, we’ve also built a pretty tall tower of CDs, vinyl records, and handwritten letters from artists.

from Music News

The World Series is underway, and sadly our Los Angeles Dodgers have us crying those blue tears once again.

MBE Oct. 27: Experimental producer Lauren Duffus samples tears over drum n bass

The World Series is underway, and sadly our Los Angeles Dodgers have us crying those blue tears once again.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 27, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 27, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 27, 2021.

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Lauded LA indie artist Alex Brown Church, a.k.a. Sea Wolf, is a master at whispering heartrending songwriting.

Sea Wolf: 'Reflections On A Grey Dawn' (feat. Dustin O’Halloran)

Lauded LA indie artist Alex Brown Church, a.k.a. Sea Wolf, is a master at whispering heartrending songwriting.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, October 26, 2021

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, October 26, 2021

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

The LA Zoo, which is inside Griffith Park, is involved in animal conservation, and it has helped bring back the California condor from the brink of extinction.

LA Zoo expansion will improve animal welfare but may destroy native woodlands

The LA Zoo, which is inside Griffith Park, is involved in animal conservation, and it has helped bring back the California condor from the brink of extinction.

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