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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

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Virus films like ‘Outbreak’ and ‘The Hot Zone’ offer serious lessons

Virus, pandemic, and public health movies have rocketed to the top of streaming platforms’ algorithms as people are cooped up at home, social distancing and self-isolating.

28 College Students Who Chartered A Spring Break Plane To Mexico Now Have Coronavirus

All of the people who have tested positive are students at the University of Texas at Austin. Some of the group returned on separate commercial flights — widening the potential spread of infection.

Into the 'unknown’: Nurse travels to NYC to treat coronavirus ICU patients

“It's a little bit surreal because obviously I've never lived through anything like this personally or professionally.

Delivery drivers are risking their lives to make ends meet during COVID-19 shutdown

Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

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As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

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Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is an artist you might not know, even though he's been covered by Rod Stewart, k.d. lang and Emmylou Harris.

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On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

‘Nobody knows quite what to expect’: Nurses and doctors brace for flood of coronavirus patients

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

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Jose Galvan has some choice additions to the Pan Caliente playlist. Checkout the bilingual stylings of Ambar Lucid, Buyepongo's world beats, and Brooklyn's Salt Cathedral.

Pan Caliente: Playlist updates from world beats to sultry sounds

Jose Galvan has some choice additions to the Pan Caliente playlist. Checkout the bilingual stylings of Ambar Lucid, Buyepongo's world beats, and Brooklyn's Salt Cathedral.

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The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income because of the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their jobs. And many are.

It's The 1st Of The Month. Renters Are In A Much Tougher Spot Than Homeowners

The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income because of the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their jobs. And many are.

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It's been one year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in South LA. His death prompted weeks of vigils, parades, and countless murals honoring his work.

A year after Nipsey Hussle’s death, LA gangs agree to ceasefires

It's been one year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in South LA. His death prompted weeks of vigils, parades, and countless murals honoring his work.

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Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

The Cost of Silky Soft

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

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Balancing chaos and restraint, Yves Tumor cuts deep on "Gospel for a New Century." It serves as a springboard into the next phase of his artistic expression.

Yves Tumor: “Gospel for a New Century”

Balancing chaos and restraint, Yves Tumor cuts deep on "Gospel for a New Century." It serves as a springboard into the next phase of his artistic expression.

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An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

California Health Corps to recruit med students, retired doctors and nurses to handle COVID-19

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

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In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

How COVID-19 is affecting California’s prison system after inmates, employees test positive

In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

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Social distancing has put a strain on people who used to see each other often, like Cade Costic and his grandparents.

During isolation, Santa Clarita boy keeps in touch with grandparents through Ring

Social distancing has put a strain on people who used to see each other often, like Cade Costic and his grandparents.

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Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) created HBO’s “Watchmen,” which puts a modern spin on the 1987 graphic novel.

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ gets political, divides comic book fans

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) created HBO’s “Watchmen,” which puts a modern spin on the 1987 graphic novel.

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Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates battle over AB5 and gig economy work

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

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Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, says social distancing is not done in vain.

LA is only at the start of COVID-19 and bracing for the worst, says county public health director

Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, says social distancing is not done in vain.

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A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

Art Insider March 31: Artist interviews on Instagram Live, virtual museum visits, what the stimulus bill means for artists

A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

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

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The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

Manu Dibango, the Lion of Cameroon, RIP

The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

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Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

Former LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

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One thing about Shelby Lynne, she sure can write a love song! Lynne once said: "When love walks in, there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

Shelby Lynne: “Don't Even Believe in Love”

One thing about Shelby Lynne, she sure can write a love song! Lynne once said: "When love walks in, there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

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