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You would rather be Democrat Joe Biden heading into Election Day than President Trump, but there's lots of uncertainty. It's possible to see Biden win a blowout or Trump again eke out a win.

You would rather be Democrat Joe Biden heading into Election Day than President Trump, but there's lots of uncertainty. It's possible to see Biden win a blowout or Trump again eke out a win.

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Black and Latino voters flooded with disinformation in election's final days

Hoaxes and misleading posts aimed at depressing turnout have spread on social media. Experts say it outpaces 2016, when Black voters were the top target of Russian-backed disinformation.

‘Monster Mash’: Bobby Pickett combined cultural crazes to make the hit Halloween song

Bobby “Boris” Pickett was an aspiring actor in LA when he recorded "Monster Mash" in 1962.

With indoor venues closed, musicians perform on yards and along bike paths

Bike paths and home yards are now serving as performance venues. Meanwhile, mariachis in Boyle Heights are struggling to find work.

What happens when ballots are rejected because signatures don’t match what’s on file

California mailed ballots to every registered voter this year because of the pandemic.

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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many people are looking at how cultural institutions may have helped further racial inequality.

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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many people are looking at how cultural institutions may have helped further racial inequality.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When it comes to Trump, John Kobylt says most of his listeners’ views haven’t changed. “They've accepted Trump is crazy.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Political anthropologist David Vine argues that the most visible evidence of the country’s global empire are the thousands of military installations it has around the world.

Tracing America’s Brutal Imperialist History Through Its Military Bases

Political anthropologist David Vine argues that the most visible evidence of the country’s global empire are the thousands of military installations it has around the world.

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Raul Campos guest hosts, October 30, 2020

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Private Playlist: Go Betty Go’s Nicolette Vilar shares music that’s honey to her ears

Go Betty Go singer Nicolette Vilar shares her love of Mazzy Star, Dusty Springfield, Paul Simon, and more for KCRW’s Private Playlist.

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Businesses in much of California aren’t allowed to reopen because of COVID-19 cases. One exception: San Francisco.

San Francisco is allowed to open much of its economy. How it kept COVID cases and deaths low

Businesses in much of California aren’t allowed to reopen because of COVID-19 cases. One exception: San Francisco.

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Evan Kleiman offers ideas for a downsized Thanksgiving feast, appropriate for a small gathering.

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The new cookbook “In Bibi’s Kitchen” is centered in East Africa. “Bibi” means grandmother in Swahili, the most common language spoken in the area.

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The new cookbook “In Bibi’s Kitchen” is centered in East Africa. “Bibi” means grandmother in Swahili, the most common language spoken in the area.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.

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U.S. GDP grew at a record 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, erasing some but not all of the damage done by the coronavirus recession.

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