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Between March and July, California released 3,500 incarcerated people in response to the pandemic.

Between March and July, California released 3,500 incarcerated people in response to the pandemic. The major outbreak at San Quentin prison prompted them to consider another 8,000 for early release. But who qualified for early release from prison under new pandemic rules?

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Rep. Katie Porter on economic relief during pandemic, CDC’s performance, health care and Biden

Katie Porter talks about the prospect of another coronavirus relief package, the CDC’s performance, what President-elect Biden must do about health care, and why many of her Democratic…

Rent drops in LA but rises in Inland Empire. Median home price in California hits record

LA’s real estate market is a little confounding right now.

Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho on ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man’

Emmanuel Acho’s new book, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” is based on a video series in which he sits down with people, many of them white, to discuss race in the U.S.

KCRW's Behind the Screens: Madeleine Brand in Conversation with Radha Blank (Presented by Netflix)

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KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

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The Fink + Forty Show

Two of Berlin's most informed tastemakers take us on a weekly journey soundtracked by what is rocking the hippest city on earth right now.

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Jeremy Sole

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Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the pardon for Michael Flynn.

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Fanatic! If Thanksgiving is an occasion that moves you in any way, I hope you had a good one and maintained your safety protocols.

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Mia Doi Todd’s “Music Life” begins with the lyric: “If you give your life to music, it opens up the path” — and that’s just what it did for Todd from singing lessons as a teenager to a…

Mia Doi Todd: ‘Music Life’

Mia Doi Todd’s “Music Life” begins with the lyric: “If you give your life to music, it opens up the path” — and that’s just what it did for Todd from singing lessons as a teenager to a…

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary has selected “pandemic” as 2020’s word of the year.

Pandemic: Merriam-Webster’s 2020 word of the year

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has selected “pandemic” as 2020’s word of the year.

The gift-giving season is officially here. For many retailers right now, strong holiday sales could be a lifeline after a year ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

The future of shopping: Which retailers will likely survive and which may not?

The gift-giving season is officially here. For many retailers right now, strong holiday sales could be a lifeline after a year ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

There are many surf spots in Southern California, but only San Onofre contains a mashup of bohemians, the military, and a power plant.

New book captures history of California’s surf haven San Onofre Beach

There are many surf spots in Southern California, but only San Onofre contains a mashup of bohemians, the military, and a power plant.

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This election was a big year for drugs.

Oregon legalizes hard drugs and the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. Will California follow suit?

This election was a big year for drugs.

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Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the pardon for Michael Flynn.

Pardon season

Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the pardon for Michael Flynn.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

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Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2020.

We’re hearing a lot about the progress made on a much-needed coronavirus vaccine. But not all communities are clamoring to get in line.

How to build African American trust in a Covid vaccine? Empower Black nurses and doctors, says LA Times’ Erika Smith

We’re hearing a lot about the progress made on a much-needed coronavirus vaccine. But not all communities are clamoring to get in line.

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, December 2, 2020

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

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The Amsterdam-based Altin Gün dedicate themselves to reinvigorating Turkish music but their appeal is worldwide.

Altin Gün: ‘Ordunun Dereleri’

The Amsterdam-based Altin Gün dedicate themselves to reinvigorating Turkish music but their appeal is worldwide.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 1, 2020

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

from Travis Holcombe

The latest episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” will air tonight, and it’s been marked by historic firsts. COVID postponed production. Then there was a bachelorette switcheroo.

Networks pledge to diversify their reality TV shows. Do they deliver?

The latest episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” will air tonight, and it’s been marked by historic firsts. COVID postponed production. Then there was a bachelorette switcheroo.

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Alex Jordan faced a tough decision.

Outdoor dining still an option for 1 restaurant in LA despite COVID restrictions

Alex Jordan faced a tough decision.

from Greater LA

Every morning for more than a week, protesters have been making noise outside Getty House, where LA Mayor Eric Garcetti lives.

Eric Garcetti as Transportation Secretary? LA protestors say no thanks and question his qualifications

Every morning for more than a week, protesters have been making noise outside Getty House, where LA Mayor Eric Garcetti lives.

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David Talbert on bringing a new holiday classic to all audiences.

David E. Talbert: ‘Jingle Jangle’

David Talbert on bringing a new holiday classic to all audiences.

from The Treatment

New coronavirus restrictions are now in effect in LA County for at least three weeks, until December 20.

LA County’s new coronavirus restrictions are now in effect. Here’s what you need to know

New coronavirus restrictions are now in effect in LA County for at least three weeks, until December 20.

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Nearly nine months into this pandemic, many Californians are desperate for financial help.

CA EDD paid out $400 million in fraudulent claims while denying benefits to people who need them

Nearly nine months into this pandemic, many Californians are desperate for financial help.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was on her way to becoming one of the most famous singers in the world. Then at 23, her life was tragically cut short.

‘This is a world icon.’ New Netflix series follows life of Selena, the Queen of Tejano music

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was on her way to becoming one of the most famous singers in the world. Then at 23, her life was tragically cut short.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand