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With consumer confidence and demand rising ahead of the holidays, business owners and shoppers are facing perhaps the most significant interruption yet.

With consumer confidence and demand rising ahead of the holidays, business owners and shoppers are facing perhaps the most significant interruption yet. Dozens of ships currently sit off the coast of LA full of cargo. Workers at the ports of LA and Long Beach have been instructed to offload 24/7.

from Greater LA

24/7 ports won’t fix the supply chain backlog alone, says longshoreman

“There's a big clog, but it ain't us. We have become a storage facility instead of a throughput facility. We are inundated with a lot of cargo.

People buy things to compete and stand out, but a new handbag won’t make you happier, says professor

People who spend money on experiences, like vacations and dinners with friends, are happier than those who spend money on materialistic possessions, like a new handbag or new poster to…

A Look Inside the World of Wes Anderson’s 'The French Dispatch'

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"The French Dispatch" brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

Teachers are undervalued and can no longer endure systemic pressures, says high school principal

“Our entire profession is in a crisis mode because people just don't respect it and appreciate it the way that it used to be.

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Josh, Liz, Sean and Amy talk about President Joe Biden’s economic problems and redistricting ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

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Documentary filmmaker Judith Ehrlich joins Robert Scheer on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” to discuss “The Boys Who Said No,” a documentary about the Vietnam War draft resisters.

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It’s new music Friday and we’ve got a fresh batch of sonic delights to help you ease into weekend mode.

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“I think there are always higher [teaching] needs because there's even a smaller pool when it comes to higher grade levels, such as math and science, foreign language, and special ed,”…

Nation faces teacher shortage — even substitutes are tough to find

“I think there are always higher [teaching] needs because there's even a smaller pool when it comes to higher grade levels, such as math and science, foreign language, and special ed,”…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

LA politics may breed more corruption as Mark-Ridley Thomas faces indictment, warns ex-US attorney

Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

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Director Ken Burns on the beauty and love of Muhammad Ali.

Ken Burns: ‘Muhammad Ali’

Director Ken Burns on the beauty and love of Muhammad Ali.

from The Treatment

Jaubi hail from Lahore, Pakistan. They take their name from the Urdu language, roughly translating to “whatever”. They simply enjoy creating whatever feels good.

MBE Oct. 19: Jazz-fed ragas from Pakistan’s Jaubi

Jaubi hail from Lahore, Pakistan. They take their name from the Urdu language, roughly translating to “whatever”. They simply enjoy creating whatever feels good.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 19, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 19, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 19, 2021.

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

Coming Soon: Bent By Nature

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

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Italian master percussionist and talented multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Poso has a feel for Afro-Latin percussion and drum patterns.

Gabriel Poso: ‘Futurista’

Italian master percussionist and talented multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Poso has a feel for Afro-Latin percussion and drum patterns.

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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.

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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.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, October 18, 2021

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

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LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

20,000 oil wells in LA County can cause health problems for nearby residents

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

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Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

The death of a Palestinian American in Santa Ana remains unsolved for 36 years

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

from Greater LA

On clear days, you can see oil platforms while driving Highway 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura, or walking the beaches near San Pedro or Long Beach.

California’s offshore oil heyday is over. Why do the platforms remain?

On clear days, you can see oil platforms while driving Highway 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura, or walking the beaches near San Pedro or Long Beach.

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Ambitious climate change legislation is hanging by a thread. It’s part of the $3.5 trillion budget package Congressional democrats are debating.

Could West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin doom President Biden’s effort to curb climate change?

Ambitious climate change legislation is hanging by a thread. It’s part of the $3.5 trillion budget package Congressional democrats are debating.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Jeopardy!,” the long-running TV quiz show that rarely generates buzz, has been in the spotlight a lot more than usual lately.

Mayim Bialik wants to be permanent ‘Jeopardy!’ host, but she may not be politically impartial enough

“Jeopardy!,” the long-running TV quiz show that rarely generates buzz, has been in the spotlight a lot more than usual lately.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Why phones are like donuts and drugs, and how to be more disciplined in your usage

The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions today involving qualified immunity.

Shielding police from civil lawsuits: SCOTUS sides with officers in qualified immunity cases

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions today involving qualified immunity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of three white men charged with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.

3 white men are accused of murdering a black jogger, Ahmaud Arbery. How to find an impartial jury?

Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of three white men charged with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some of the three-year agreement’s highlights include a 10-hour break between shifts, a 54-hour weekend rest period, penalties for not taking meals during work, health and pension…

Hollywood strike is averted, but it’s unclear if IATSE members will ratify tentative deal with studios

Some of the three-year agreement’s highlights include a 10-hour break between shifts, a 54-hour weekend rest period, penalties for not taking meals during work, health and pension…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Velvet Underground symbolized cool during the 1960s. With an experimental sound and transgressive lyrics, the Lou Reed-fronted band was managed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

'The Velvet Underground' film: How the band crossed artistic boundaries of the US establishment

The Velvet Underground symbolized cool during the 1960s. With an experimental sound and transgressive lyrics, the Lou Reed-fronted band was managed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand