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

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit. Packaging designers are working to figure out how to lessen the environmental impact of their creations.

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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.

Director Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami…’

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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.

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.

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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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Chicago based lyricist Noname is back with her first single of 2021. The New York Times refers to her as a Fully Fledged Maverick.

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

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Fanatic! I hope you are having a tremendous and music filled weekend. Today at the mail pick up place, my 5LP Sabbath Vol. 4 box set came in.

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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

John Simmons on photographing in 1960s Chicago: "I've been chased out of areas, I've been escorted by the police out of areas. And that just kind of went with the job.

Civil rights photographer John Simmons on the necessity of telling the story and feeling bulletproof

John Simmons on photographing in 1960s Chicago: "I've been chased out of areas, I've been escorted by the police out of areas. And that just kind of went with the job.

from Greater LA

Johnson & Johnson says it will ship out nearly 4 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this week — after the FDA authorized it for emergency use on Saturday.

Ethics around COVID vaccine shopping: Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna?

Johnson & Johnson says it will ship out nearly 4 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this week — after the FDA authorized it for emergency use on Saturday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ellen Reid has scored more than 20 miles of trails throughout Griffith Park for her app called Soundwalk.

'Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK': Music for hiking around Griffith Park, curated just for you

Ellen Reid has scored more than 20 miles of trails throughout Griffith Park for her app called Soundwalk.

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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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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The new movie “ Minari” follows the Yi family, Korean Americans in the 1980s who moved to Arkansas with little money but big dreams.

Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung was ready to walk away from ‘Minari.’ Then producer Christina Oh read his script

The new movie “ Minari” follows the Yi family, Korean Americans in the 1980s who moved to Arkansas with little money but big dreams.

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ViacomCBS is set to launch its streaming service Paramount+ on March 4.

With Paramount+, what’s old is new again

ViacomCBS is set to launch its streaming service Paramount+ on March 4.

from The Business

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 2, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 2, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 2, 2021.

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

Dom La Nena: ‘Quien Podrá Saberlo’ (feat. Julieta Venegas)

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

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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.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, March 1, 2021

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

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Since the start of the pandemic, Kelli Lloyd has fallen behind on rent for her Baldwin Hills area apartment, which she says is a first.

New $2.6 billion California rent relief program aims to help the most vulnerable renters and their landlords

Since the start of the pandemic, Kelli Lloyd has fallen behind on rent for her Baldwin Hills area apartment, which she says is a first.

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Michelle Steel won a seat in Congress last November, so now there is a special election to replace her on the OC Board of Supervisors, and voting ends March 9.

These candidates are vying to replace Michelle Steel on the OC Board of Supervisors

Michelle Steel won a seat in Congress last November, so now there is a special election to replace her on the OC Board of Supervisors, and voting ends March 9.

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Along with teachers, California farmworkers are now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine.

California farmworkers now qualify for COVID vaccines. What it takes to get doses to them

Along with teachers, California farmworkers are now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand