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Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different this year because of COVID, so why not make it taste a little different too?

Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different this year because of COVID, so why not make it taste a little different too? Press Play revisits some interviews with chefs/cookbook authors and highlights some of their favorite recipes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How homeless shelters will pull off Thanksgiving feasts without volunteers

In the kitchen of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission — which provides meals, showers and beds to the city’s unhoused residents — a dozen men are deboning trays of turkeys.

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

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From potluck door drops to hospital shifts, how Angelenos are navigating Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving feeling a lot different this year, KCRW asked three Angelenos how they plan to safely celebrate the holiday.

Local ER doctor on why hospital workers are upset about the public’s behavior during COVID

Many people are feeling COVID fatigue. They’re fed up with having to stay inside and perhaps giving up their holidays with friends and family.

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Fanatic! I hope you have been well. Interesting week of news and other bummer turbulence. Keep listening to music and stay safe!

from Henry Rollins

Josh Barro and Ken White catch us up on Sidney Powell’s status on President Trump’s legal team. And what’s going on with the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

from KCRW Features

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Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

Why you shouldn’t delay getting a mammogram, colonoscopy or regular checkup during COVID pandemic

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

COVID vaccines are a few weeks away. What is LA County’s distribution plan?

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Doing things for others is enormously powerful to us and of course to others. I don't just mean like working in a food bank or a homeless shelter.

Give food, check in on a neighbor: Small acts of service can curb depression this pandemic Thanksgiving

"Doing things for others is enormously powerful to us and of course to others. I don't just mean like working in a food bank or a homeless shelter.

from KCRW Features

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

Boyle Heights nonprofit feeds undocumented restaurant workers during pandemic Thanksgiving

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

from KCRW Features

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

‘Viruses don't pay attention to economies or people's wishes.’ Gustavo Arellano on OC’s COVID surge

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

from Greater LA

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

Ratpocalypse: COVID pandemic is causing a rat infestation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Passengers arriving in LA could be bringing COVID with them. How airport officials are handling risks

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA announced more than 6,000 new COVID cases on Monday. That means the county has likely reached the benchmark to trigger another stay-at-home order.

Health care system could hit capacity next month during COVID surge, says LA DPH’s chief medical officer

LA announced more than 6,000 new COVID cases on Monday. That means the county has likely reached the benchmark to trigger another stay-at-home order.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

‘Tacos will prevail’: How LA’s street vendors persevere in the time of COVID

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

from KCRW Features

A standing Thanksgiving tradition for Evan Kleiman is to confit turkey legs.

Thanksgiving recipe: Evan Kleiman’s Turkey leg confit

A standing Thanksgiving tradition for Evan Kleiman is to confit turkey legs.

from Good Food

Greg Amsler says his restaurant must undergo its second round of layoffs, which means 10-15% of employees will be left, and those who previously lost their jobs used most of their…

No more outdoor dining in LA for 3 weeks. ‘This was a bit of a body blow,’ says Salt Creek Grille owner

Greg Amsler says his restaurant must undergo its second round of layoffs, which means 10-15% of employees will be left, and those who previously lost their jobs used most of their…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Frank Zappa was the sardonic anti-hero of LA’s music scene in the 1960s. He was a relentless workaholic when rock stars were laid back.

New documentary explores Frank Zappa’s complexity as a father, musician and activist

Frank Zappa was the sardonic anti-hero of LA’s music scene in the 1960s. He was a relentless workaholic when rock stars were laid back.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, November 26, 2020

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

A special one-hour edition of KCRW’s Private Playlist, featuring seven of our favorite listening sessions with Southern California’s most notable musical figures.

Private Playlist: A playlist featuring seven of our favorite segments

A special one-hour edition of KCRW’s Private Playlist, featuring seven of our favorite listening sessions with Southern California’s most notable musical figures.

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Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

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Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

We know him for his work with the greats including U2, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Peter Gabriel to name a very few but it’s rare that 11-time Grammy Award winning producer…

Daniel Lanois: ‘Under The (Heavy Sun)’

We know him for his work with the greats including U2, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Peter Gabriel to name a very few but it’s rare that 11-time Grammy Award winning producer…

from Today's Top Tune

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

Douglas Stuart: “Shuggie Bain”

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

from Bookworm

Aaron Byrd sits in for Anne with a Thanksgiving special where he exclusively plays music he remembers hearing when he was little. Thanksgiving has been his favorite holiday since then.

Aaron Byrd guest hosts, November 26, 2020

Aaron Byrd sits in for Anne with a Thanksgiving special where he exclusively plays music he remembers hearing when he was little. Thanksgiving has been his favorite holiday since then.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

Garth Trinidad's playlist, November 25, 2020

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

from Garth Trinidad