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President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci are at the center of the nation’s pandemic response. They haven’t spoken to each other in more than a month. Dr.

President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci are at the center of the nation’s pandemic response. They haven’t spoken to each other in more than a month. Dr. Fauci plays a big role in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, and Trump cannot fire him.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Barbara grows a third of California’s pot, thanks to political loopholes

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

Can You Hear That?

What if, out of nowhere, you started hearing a low-frequency rumble, like a truck idling right outside your home, in the middle of the night, every night for weeks and months on end --…

The George Semper Orchestra: ‘Got To Find A Way To Make Some Money’

The album   Inner City Review   by The George Semper Orchestra has long been out of print after its 100 copy pressing in 1973.

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Josh Barro, Megan McArdle and Dorian Warren talk about the coronavirus response, the end of the Supreme Court term and the visit of the Mexican president.

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The debut album by Jonah Yano came out on Father’s Day this year, and that’s no  accident.

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This week: Talk about mobility in the age of staying in place; celebrate the life of FoLAR founder Lewis MacAdams; take a hike in LA County; couch surf design shows; learn about…

5 design things to do July 13 - 19

This week: Talk about mobility in the age of staying in place; celebrate the life of FoLAR founder Lewis MacAdams; take a hike in LA County; couch surf design shows; learn about…

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

California closes indoor businesses statewide as COVID-19 cases surge

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

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The City of Los Angeles is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related    rental assistance program    in the country this week.

New LA program gives rent relief. But tenants must be fast and lucky to get it

The City of Los Angeles is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

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New research suggests a shot of plasma from people who’ve had COVID-19 may protect people who haven’t had it.

Plasma shots could protect people from COVID-19. Feds and makers won't develop them

New research suggests a shot of plasma from people who’ve had COVID-19 may protect people who haven’t had it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Live music shows are cancelled during the pandemic, but one American conductor has come up with an idea to bring performances to people’s front lawns.

Creating concerts outside the concert hall during pandemic

Live music shows are cancelled during the pandemic, but one American conductor has come up with an idea to bring performances to people’s front lawns.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump administration announced last week that online-only learning is not an option for international students.

California sues Trump administration over foreign student visas

The Trump administration announced last week that online-only learning is not an option for international students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

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Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

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We’ve all seen the videos of entitled, usually white, people making a scene in a grocery store or Target or Walmart.

‘Karen’ videos are on the rise, but mask shaming won't change minds

We’ve all seen the videos of entitled, usually white, people making a scene in a grocery store or Target or Walmart.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks about whether businesses must shut down again, getting Angelenos to comply with safety orders, and balancing public health with economic…

COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising in LA. What the Board of Supervisors plans to do

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks about whether businesses must shut down again, getting Angelenos to comply with safety orders, and balancing public health with economic…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW analyzes legal challenges to the White House order over visas for foreign students.   
  Also, Michael Cohen returned to jail last week — apparently over a dispute involving a…

Convicted felon Roger Stone is now a free man, thanks to Trump

KCRW analyzes legal challenges to the White House order over visas for foreign students.  Also, Michael Cohen returned to jail last week — apparently over a dispute involving a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To stay afloat during the pandemic, restaurants and bartenders are making cocktails for delivery or pick-up.

Evan Kleiman’s favorite to-go cocktails in LA and OC

To stay afloat during the pandemic, restaurants and bartenders are making cocktails for delivery or pick-up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“It’s usually a group of friends, or maybe two cars will pull up together, and they’ll pull out some folding chairs and then have an al-fresco picnic.

Resurgence of drive-in theaters is one silver lining for film business during pandemic

“It’s usually a group of friends, or maybe two cars will pull up together, and they’ll pull out some folding chairs and then have an al-fresco picnic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Old Guard,” an action-thriller about immortal mercenaries who must protect themselves when someone discovers their secret; “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets,” a…

‘The Old Guard’ has more heart than other superhero-action movies, says critic

Critics review “The Old Guard,” an action-thriller about immortal mercenaries who must protect themselves when someone discovers their secret; “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets,” a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

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KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

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Preston died after a two year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows, but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy Twins.

Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dead at 57

Preston died after a two year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows, but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy Twins.

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Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins.

Actress Kelly Preston has died after a two-year battle with breast cancer

Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins.

from NPR

The Washington Redskins have announced the team will be dropping its moniker, which is widely considered a slur against Native Americans. The head coach and team owner are developing a new name.

After mounting pressure, Washington's NFL franchise drops its team name

The Washington Redskins have announced the team will be dropping its moniker, which is widely considered a slur against Native Americans. The head coach and team owner are developing a new name.

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An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.

Signed, sealed, undelivered: Thousands of mail-in ballots rejected for tardiness

An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.

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