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The CDC says across the entire country, flu activity is minimal. In California, only a tiny percentage of tests have come back positive.

The CDC says across the entire country, flu activity is minimal. In California, only a tiny percentage of tests have come back positive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Artist Kieran Wright creates palm-sized pieces of LA history

Kieran Wright has been spending his pandemic creating small scale replicas of LA’s most historic and quintessential businesses.

LA’s cemetery workers, with backlog of bodies, try to honor each COVID death

LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

Science proves Zoom meetings are awful. Here are tips to make them better

Videoconferencing can make you feel socially, emotionally, and physically fatigued. That’s according to Jeremy Bailenson of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Fry’s Electronics permanently closes due to pandemic plus competition from Amazon and new tech

The reaction to Fry’s going under has been sentimental. Many customers have fond memories of the chain’s oddball stores, with themes like Alice in Wonderland or outer space.

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Whitney Houston sang backup at 14. Jimi Hendrix performed as the hired guitarist for Little Richard and The Isley Brothers.

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Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Manhattan DA’s subpoena for Trump’s records and Stormy Daniels’ appeal of her loss in her defamation case…

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There’s no doubt 2021 is off to a great start in regards to music. There's been so many releases to help us get through these most interesting times.

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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere.

Wasted: These plants are genetically modified to remove more carbon emissions from the air

At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere.

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For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LA’s top academic decathletes prepare for state championship — from their bedrooms

For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

from Greater LA

Innova Medical Group, based in Pasadena, has developed a test people can buy over the counter and use at home. It costs $5 and produces results in about 30 minutes.

At-home COVID tests by Innova Medical Group: How they work, why they’re still awaiting FDA approval

Innova Medical Group, based in Pasadena, has developed a test people can buy over the counter and use at home. It costs $5 and produces results in about 30 minutes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

After a year on the sidelines, young athletes can trickle back to the playing fields

Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

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A U.S. intelligence report out today confirms what Joe Biden, when he was a presidential candidate, said more than a year ago.

How Biden administration’s attitude toward Saudi Arabia is changing

A U.S. intelligence report out today confirms what Joe Biden, when he was a presidential candidate, said more than a year ago.

More than 250 restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, which runs March 1-14. It's also the first time dineL.A. is taking place during International Women’s Month.

Clementine, All Day Baby, Ms. Chi: Women-led eateries during dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week

More than 250 restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, which runs March 1-14. It's also the first time dineL.A. is taking place during International Women’s Month.

While cases of COVID-19 and the flu are finally trending down, another illness appears to be rising fast. It’s called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC).

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: LA County has 100 total cases and one death

While cases of COVID-19 and the flu are finally trending down, another illness appears to be rising fast. It’s called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC).

Critics review “The United States vs.

First-time actor Andra Day shines in ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ says critic

Critics review “The United States vs.

From California to Colombia. Brooklyn to Brazil. 2021 to 1976. Serenades, foot stompers and shoulder shakers.

Wiggle into your weekend with Anthony and Novena as they spin fresh Friday jams from all over the globe

From California to Colombia. Brooklyn to Brazil. 2021 to 1976. Serenades, foot stompers and shoulder shakers.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Koreatown Oddity digs into the crates for deep cuts from Madlib, The Stranglers, Horace Silver, and more.

Private Playlist: The Koreatown Oddity is raising his daughter on a colorful musical diet

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Koreatown Oddity digs into the crates for deep cuts from Madlib, The Stranglers, Horace Silver, and more.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 26, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 26, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 26, 2021.

The Golden Globes are this weekend, and the days of the awards ceremony being a small funky party are long gone.

The Golden Globes are under scrutiny again following an LA Times exposé

The Golden Globes are this weekend, and the days of the awards ceremony being a small funky party are long gone.

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Amythyst Kiah is tapped as an up-and-coming secret that we need to get to know better with a new version of Kiah’s radically reimagined song “Black Myself” a powerful track originally…

Amythyst Kiah: ‘Black Myself’

Amythyst Kiah is tapped as an up-and-coming secret that we need to get to know better with a new version of Kiah’s radically reimagined song “Black Myself” a powerful track originally…

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In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San…

In conversation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San…

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, February 25, 2021

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

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On the heels of devastating storms and collapse of the power grid in Texas, the question for Californians is: Are there key takeaways from that debacle that can be applied in the…

Key lesson for California utilities from Texas: Be proactive

On the heels of devastating storms and collapse of the power grid in Texas, the question for Californians is: Are there key takeaways from that debacle that can be applied in the…

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Most people who come down with COVID-19 usually recover fully. But for about 10% of people, symptoms linger (sometimes for months).

Hospitals now offer special treatment centers for treat COVID long haulers

Most people who come down with COVID-19 usually recover fully. But for about 10% of people, symptoms linger (sometimes for months).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch thought after she sent her kid to college, she’d be coasting into her golden years, taking Zumba classes and enjoying the extra “me time.”

Annabelle Gurwitch: Being human means ‘Calamity R Us,’ and it’s important to laugh about it

Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch thought after she sent her kid to college, she’d be coasting into her golden years, taking Zumba classes and enjoying the extra “me time.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand