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Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a bill that sets aside nearly $7 billion for schools that reopen for in-person instruction by the end of March.

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a bill that sets aside nearly $7 billion for schools that reopen for in-person instruction by the end of March.

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If you're vaccinated, are you hugging loved ones again, starting to plan trips, feel less anxiety when entering grocery stores? Let us know.

Vaccine FAQs: How to get shots for you and your family in California

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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When to use ‘who’ versus ‘whom,’ and why you should freely use adjectives and adverbs

What grammatical error does Benjamin Dreyer run into most when editing? Hypercorrection.

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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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

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Robin Wright says of her new film: "It's about spiritual growth, human growth, and how we can find a new sense of hope, a renewed sense of faith.

Robin Wright’s directorial debut, ‘Land,’ focuses on human resilience and is fitting for the pandemic

Robin Wright says of her new film: "It's about spiritual growth, human growth, and how we can find a new sense of hope, a renewed sense of faith.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Studies with premature babies and in Romanian orphanages show when infants and babies are caressed, they flourish and gain weight.

The wonder and science behind human touch

Studies with premature babies and in Romanian orphanages show when infants and babies are caressed, they flourish and gain weight.

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Several years ago, British economist Noreena Hertz began to notice something different: An increasing number of her students said that they felt lonely.

The global increase in loneliness

Several years ago, British economist Noreena Hertz began to notice something different: An increasing number of her students said that they felt lonely.

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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.

Eclectic 24

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.

Eclectic 24

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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In "The Truffle Hunters," a new documentary by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, Italian men in their 60s, 70s and 80s do as they've done for decades--search the forests of the Alba…

A deep dig into fertile soil

In "The Truffle Hunters," a new documentary by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, Italian men in their 60s, 70s and 80s do as they've done for decades--search the forests of the Alba…

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Golden Rice Co. , a pop-up run by the mother and daughter team of Farah and Sophia Parsa, was originally a backyard supper club that ran for five years.

‘In the Weeds’: golden, crispy domes bring solace

Golden Rice Co. , a pop-up run by the mother and daughter team of Farah and Sophia Parsa, was originally a backyard supper club that ran for five years.

from Good Food

Cooking rice on a wood burning stove was an art, says Anne Ewbank. Around 1945, engineer Masaru Ibuka started a small company in an abandoned department store that fixed radios.

The rice cooker: liberating generations of chefs

Cooking rice on a wood burning stove was an art, says Anne Ewbank. Around 1945, engineer Masaru Ibuka started a small company in an abandoned department store that fixed radios.

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Dr. Amber Spry is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Politics at Brandeis University.

Using a ‘ricebreaker’ to start a conversation about cultural identity

Dr. Amber Spry is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Politics at Brandeis University.

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In the American South, rice turns a collection of dishes into a meal. Michael Twitty is an African American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator.

How did rice find its way to the American South?

In the American South, rice turns a collection of dishes into a meal. Michael Twitty is an African American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator.

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Paella is precious in Valencia, Spain. Food writer Matt Goulding asserts that you can find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of the paella pan.

Stirring up controversy in a paella pan

Paella is precious in Valencia, Spain. Food writer Matt Goulding asserts that you can find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of the paella pan.

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Like anything in America, the story of rice is not monolithic.

Growing Japanese rice in California

Like anything in America, the story of rice is not monolithic.

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Josh Barro talks with Megan McArdle and Christine Emba about the decision to end mask mandates in certain states as vaccination continues, covid relief and stimulus payments, the…

Not now, but soon?

Josh Barro talks with Megan McArdle and Christine Emba about the decision to end mask mandates in certain states as vaccination continues, covid relief and stimulus payments, the…

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The mother-daughter coming-of-age movie “ Miss Juneteenth ” tells the story of Turquoise Jones and her teenage daughter Kai.

Married couple and filmmaking team on the journey to make ‘Miss Juneteenth’

The mother-daughter coming-of-age movie “ Miss Juneteenth ” tells the story of Turquoise Jones and her teenage daughter Kai.

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With vaccines rolling out and business reopenings on the horizon, heads of movie studios are making it clear they have not given up on theaters.

Movie studios prepare for audiences to head back to theaters

With vaccines rolling out and business reopenings on the horizon, heads of movie studios are making it clear they have not given up on theaters.

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We’ve been basically close to home for almost a year. When we first went into lockdown, the shock of needing to feed ourselves at home by ourselves took awhile to understand.

‘Cool Beans’ and ‘Vegetable Kingdom’ are among the bestselling cookbooks in LA during pandemic

We’ve been basically close to home for almost a year. When we first went into lockdown, the shock of needing to feed ourselves at home by ourselves took awhile to understand.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than half a million Americans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic took off here almost one year ago.

OSHA didn’t investigate many workplace safety complaints it received during pandemic, report finds

More than half a million Americans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic took off here almost one year ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” starring Kelly Marie Tran as a warrior princess on a mission to restore peace to her country in Southeast Asia; “Coming 2 America,”…

‘Coming 2 America’ is a nostalgia fest, says critic. Will you enjoy it if you haven’t seen the original?

Critics review Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” starring Kelly Marie Tran as a warrior princess on a mission to restore peace to her country in Southeast Asia; “Coming 2 America,”…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As of this week, teachers are eligible to be vaccinated. The state is setting aside 10% of its supply for teachers.

Reserving a portion of COVID vaccines for hard-hit communities, and promoting equity in public health

As of this week, teachers are eligible to be vaccinated. The state is setting aside 10% of its supply for teachers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand