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The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy. The new book "Misfire" chronicles it all.

The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy. The new book "Misfire" chronicles it all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Indigenous community brings healing to complicated history of Inland Empire boarding school

Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is still thriving, and its mission is to support tribal traditions and identities.

Omicron variant is likely in LA — so vaccines, masks and tests are super important: Barbara Ferrer

The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in California today.

Roe v. Wade's future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court

The fate of abortion in the U.S. appeared to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court weighs a Mississippi law. A decision in the case is expected by summer.

California has reported the first U.S. case of the omicron variant

The individual returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and had mild symptoms. Cases have been found in more than 20 countries, less than a week after the worrying new variant was first identified.

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KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

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One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

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In 1991, actor Steve Martin wrote and starred in “LA Story,” a satirical romantic comedy in which a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter struggling…

from Greater LA

Fanatic! I hope you survived the last few days. I had a sandwich and some Gatorade I bought the night before at a grocery store.

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TV has lied about abortion, says Tanya Melendez, a researcher at the University of Illinois.

Abortion on TV affects our laws and conversations. How storytelling has shifted from 1960s to today

TV has lied about abortion, says Tanya Melendez, a researcher at the University of Illinois.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This holiday season is being rocked by a global supply chain crunch and rising prices. So instead of buying a  physical gift, turn toward experiences.

Give experiences this holiday: city bike tour, hot air balloon ride, bungee jumping

This holiday season is being rocked by a global supply chain crunch and rising prices. So instead of buying a physical gift, turn toward experiences.

from Greater LA

“You know those shows where you can choose your own ending? Well, in LA, you can choose your own city,” Steve Martin says.

Why actor Steve Martin hasn’t watched ‘LA Story’ in 30 years

“You know those shows where you can choose your own ending? Well, in LA, you can choose your own city,” Steve Martin says.

from Greater LA

Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter, announced in a Tweet early Monday that he is resigning. What’s next for the company without him?

Jack Dorsey defended Twitter while investors wanted to milk it for money. What’s the platform’s future?

Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter, announced in a Tweet early Monday that he is resigning. What’s next for the company without him?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Playwright Sarah Ruhl has spent 10 years recovering from Bell’s palsy, a mysterious and sudden facial paralysis, while juggling motherhood and a writing career.

With facial paralysis due to Bell’s palsy, this writer focused on her mind instead of her body

Playwright Sarah Ruhl has spent 10 years recovering from Bell’s palsy, a mysterious and sudden facial paralysis, while juggling motherhood and a writing career.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

$19,000 to watch BTS in LA: K-pop musicians bring in fans and cash

One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

from KCRW Features

The Omicron variant has spread to about a dozen countries after being discovered in South Africa this month, and scientists don’t know how contagious it is or whether today’s vaccines…

It might take weeks to understand Omicron variant, says global health scholar

The Omicron variant has spread to about a dozen countries after being discovered in South Africa this month, and scientists don’t know how contagious it is or whether today’s vaccines…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

‘Chicano I & II’ was a first-of-its-kind TV series on Chicano heritage. How to watch it now

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

from Greater LA

Students and staff at Anaheim High School voted to keep their mascot, “the Colonist,” despite accusations that it’s culturally insensitive and racist.

Anaheim High ‘Colonists’ vote to keep mascot name, despite criticism

Students and staff at Anaheim High School voted to keep their mascot, “the Colonist,” despite accusations that it’s culturally insensitive and racist.

from Greater LA

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 1, 2021

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Nurses were physically and mentally fried before COVID-19 took over, and the pandemic has only made things worse.

Staff shortage, extra shifts, burnout, resignations: The vicious cycle behind the nurse shortage

Nurses were physically and mentally fried before COVID-19 took over, and the pandemic has only made things worse.

from Greater LA

Every year there are more foodie gifts from which to choose. These are a few of Evan Kleiman’s favorites.

Food-related gift ideas: ‘History is Delicious’ book, sake subscription, city culinary tour, and more

Every year there are more foodie gifts from which to choose. These are a few of Evan Kleiman’s favorites.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.

Supreme Court seems likely to eviscerate Roe v. Wade after hearing major MS abortion case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Brooklyn’s Quinton Brock is a name that might not be on your radar — yet.

MBE Dec. 1: Quinton Brock’s ‘Touch’ blends Pharrell harmonies with a twist of surf rock

Brooklyn’s Quinton Brock is a name that might not be on your radar — yet.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 1, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 1, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 1, 2021.

Few things are universally recognized across the globe.

Fashion in ‘House of Gucci’ is another character, says FIDM design chief

Few things are universally recognized across the globe.

from KCRW Features

As a Latin-American growing up in Boston, poolfire was exposed to the Guatemalan music his father played at home and what he heard on the airwaves.

poolfire: ‘Radio Man’

As a Latin-American growing up in Boston, poolfire was exposed to the Guatemalan music his father played at home and what he heard on the airwaves.

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Growing up and going through puberty, the only thing many of us learned about the menstrual cycle was the period part. But there’s so much more to it.

Reading the Signs of your Body

Growing up and going through puberty, the only thing many of us learned about the menstrual cycle was the period part. But there’s so much more to it.

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