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

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

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

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

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…

This Week in Weed: Cannabis workers now outnumber pilots and engineers

“There's now more cannabis workers than there are aircraft pilots and engineers, dentists, painters or EMTs and electrical engineers,” says David Downs, Senior Editor at Leafly.com.

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.

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If there’s one thing that you can expect on KCRW, it's the support of artists who defy genre and category. Jose James is one of those artists.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

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The Ballona Wetlands are juxtaposed against busy streets and tech companies. The area is a small, serene stretch of marsh, mud flats and birds.

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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.

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Greater LA

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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“Bling Empire” (Netflix) and “House of Ho” (HBO Max) both follow lavish parties, vacations, drama and petty behavior.

Asian reality TV: What do ‘Bling Empire’ and ‘House of Ho’ mean for representation?

“Bling Empire” (Netflix) and “House of Ho” (HBO Max) both follow lavish parties, vacations, drama and petty behavior.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

Among a certain set, Joan Didion stands as California’s purest homegrown literary voice. But Didion left the state long ago and her most seminal works are decades old.

“Didion reminds me of when I’m really dark and the way that I think about the world.”

Among a certain set, Joan Didion stands as California’s purest homegrown literary voice. But Didion left the state long ago and her most seminal works are decades old.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Democrats want to include a federal minimum wage hike in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. They want it to go up to $15 per hour over the next four years.

How LA's 'hero pay' ties to federal fight over minimum wage

Democrats want to include a federal minimum wage hike in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. They want it to go up to $15 per hour over the next four years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

Kick off your Thursday with some new music from José González and more!

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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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021.

Ben’s life falls down around him, and he’s the protagonist, in A Wonderful Stroke of Luck , by master writer Ann Beattie.

Ann Beattie: A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

Ben’s life falls down around him, and he’s the protagonist, in A Wonderful Stroke of Luck , by master writer Ann Beattie.

from Bookworm

This pandemic has intensified the work of prolific artist Sunny War, known for her inventive guitar style and as half of the LA-based duo War & Pierce.

Sunny War: ‘Lucid Lucy’

This pandemic has intensified the work of prolific artist Sunny War, known for her inventive guitar style and as half of the LA-based duo War & Pierce.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, February 24, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

Parents protest for school reopenings. LA Unified says it’ll bring high-needs students back to campuses in March

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

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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…

SCOTUS and the subpoena

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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For those who can work from home during the pandemic, it’s tedious to sit in the same place all day.

Bored at home during COVID? Let ambience videos take you to a cafe, the woods, or outer space

For those who can work from home during the pandemic, it’s tedious to sit in the same place all day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand