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Seven counties across California, including San Francisco, moved into a less restrictive tier this week in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan.

Seven counties across California, including San Francisco, moved into a less restrictive tier this week in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gavin Newsom faces a recall effort, Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment. Will they stay in office?

Newsom is facing a potential recall over how he handled the pandemic. Cuomo is coming under fire for allegedly covering up how severe COVID was in New York’s nursing homes.

Wasted: Packaging design students grapple with the environmental impact of their work

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

COVID-19 is raising awareness about life without smell. Someone born with anosmia shares advice

Tens of thousands of people who’ve contracted COVID-19 have experienced a partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. For many, that sense of smell comes back slowly over time.

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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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How about some Tuesday Trivia? This artist's debut was released when he was just 20 years old, and he played 27 different musical instruments on the album.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Today on MBE, we'll listen to some new and timeless favorites to help kick off your day including the latest from UK singer/songwriter Jade Bird.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

“Tempo” is a new album by Dom La Nena dedicated to time.

from Today's Top Tune

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Esther Lim's booklets offer simple guidance on how to recognize and report hate crimes in your region.

LA activist says hate crimes are universal, distributes booklets on how to recognize and report them

Esther Lim's booklets offer simple guidance on how to recognize and report hate crimes in your region.

from Greater LA

The LA producer known as Elusive continues his foray into free jazz with his seventeenth album. “All The Feels” features brother Josh Koslow on trumpet.

Elusive: ‘All The Feels’ (feat. Josh Koslow)

The LA producer known as Elusive continues his foray into free jazz with his seventeenth album. “All The Feels” features brother Josh Koslow on trumpet.

from Today's Top Tune

Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

LA City Council approves redirecting $88.8 million of LAPD funds to address homelessness and poverty

Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

from Greater LA

Many people have turned toward their gardens over the last year for sustenance, a new hobby, or a mental health break.

Three LA art shows center on nature, gardening, activism

Many people have turned toward their gardens over the last year for sustenance, a new hobby, or a mental health break.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about if another Trump campaign would be a useful shield against legal issues, and more.

Could another campaign help Trump with some of his legal problems?

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about if another Trump campaign would be a useful shield against legal issues, and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Millions of Americans spent the last year out of work, and California alone has processed more than 20 million unemployment insurance claims since last March.

Pandemic translates into budget surplus for California and some other states

Millions of Americans spent the last year out of work, and California alone has processed more than 20 million unemployment insurance claims since last March.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Plenty of celebrities have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, including Ian McKellen, Joan Collins, and Martha Stewart.

Dolly Parton remixes ‘Jolene’ and gets COVID vaccine shot that she helped fund

Plenty of celebrities have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, including Ian McKellen, Joan Collins, and Martha Stewart.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were the 1980s New York City power couple.

HBO docuseries focuses on Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and the child sex abuse allegations against him

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were the 1980s New York City power couple.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Today on MBE, we'll listen to some new and timeless favorites to help kick off your day including the latest from UK singer/songwriter Jade Bird.

Join Anthony and Novena as they spin some new and timeless favorites to help kick off your day

Today on MBE, we'll listen to some new and timeless favorites to help kick off your day including the latest from UK singer/songwriter Jade Bird.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 3, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 3, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 3, 2021.

If you have a hankering for straight-ahead California country rock, turn your ears to the twentieth anniversary deluxe edition of Beachwood Sparks’ self-titled debut album.

Beachwood Sparks: ‘Morning Light’

If you have a hankering for straight-ahead California country rock, turn your ears to the twentieth anniversary deluxe edition of Beachwood Sparks’ self-titled debut album.

from Today's Top Tune

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, March 2, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones on redefining glamour.

Radhika Jones: Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones on redefining glamour.

from The Treatment

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in about two weeks for millions of people still out of work because of coronavirus.

California’s EDD remains susceptible to fraud, as more federal COVID relief is on the horizon

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in about two weeks for millions of people still out of work because of coronavirus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Spring TV season is here. Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Disney+) is about an unlikely duo teaming up.

Spring TV picks: ‘Shrill,’ ‘The Nevers,’ ‘Snowfall’ and more

Spring TV season is here. Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Disney+) is about an unlikely duo teaming up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As more vaccines are available, students return to classrooms, and people start booking travel again, the idea of returning to life outside might seem daunting.

Scared and anxious about returning to offices, restaurants, and other public places? You’re not alone

As more vaccines are available, students return to classrooms, and people start booking travel again, the idea of returning to life outside might seem daunting.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County is now looking at pre-winter surge numbers. The seven-day positivity rate is about 3%, which is the lowest since the early days of the pandemic.

COVID cases are way down in LA. But does public health director Barbara Ferrer expect another wave?

LA County is now looking at pre-winter surge numbers. The seven-day positivity rate is about 3%, which is the lowest since the early days of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week’s picks include an exhibition you can view from York Boulevard, highlighting women who fight for environmental justice.

Photo collage of protests highlights women as healers, providers, and protectors

This week’s picks include an exhibition you can view from York Boulevard, highlighting women who fight for environmental justice.

How about some Tuesday Trivia? This artist's debut was released when he was just 20 years old, and he played 27 different musical instruments on the album.

Today on MBE: Helado Negro, Prince, Femi Kuti and more!

How about some Tuesday Trivia? This artist's debut was released when he was just 20 years old, and he played 27 different musical instruments on the album.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic