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PG&E agreed to pay more than $13 billion to victims of the Camp Fire and other recent fires in Northern California. The money was put in a special Fire Victims Trust.

PG&E agreed to pay more than $13 billion to victims of the Camp Fire and other recent fires in Northern California. The money was put in a special Fire Victims Trust.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

China’s 10-ton space rocket is falling uncontrollably. Chances are it won’t hit you

The 23-ton, 10-story long rocket is currently traveling at about 18,000 miles per hour and is expected to fall in what’s called “an uncontrolled re-entry.”

Salton Sea could be a big source of lithium. What does mining it mean for the environment and economy?

Lithium is experiencing a gold rush as the U.S. transitions to electric cars.

In the Weeds: ‘I wouldn’t have Woon without mom,’ says Keegan Fong

We're all familiar with warm and fuzzy stories about spending time in the kitchen alongside mom. But imagine turning that sweet, syrupy story into a business plan.

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall: Can community ownership stop gentrification?

There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the confiscation of electronic devices from Rudy Giuliani’s home and office, and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

We’ve got a world premier from Hawthorne’s very own, Cuco! You get to hear it first! At only 22, his sound has been described as Psychedelia-soaked love ballads.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

It's simple. You've made it to Friday, and you deserve music that FEELS good. We've got hand-picked selections for you, certain to put a smile on your heart.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! I don’t know what the calendar says and I don’t particularly care. As far as I’m concerned, May is the start of summer.

from Henry Rollins

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While a little more than half of all Angelenos 16 and older have had at least one shot, vaccination rates are now plunging.

How the medical community is fighting vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in LA

While a little more than half of all Angelenos 16 and older have had at least one shot, vaccination rates are now plunging.

from Greater LA

Alberta King was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. Louise Little was the mom of Malcolm X. And Berdis Baldwin was mom to James Baldwin.

How mothers of MLK, Malcolm X and James Baldwin shaped their sons' activism

Alberta King was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. Louise Little was the mom of Malcolm X. And Berdis Baldwin was mom to James Baldwin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Restaurants are hit hard by staff shortages right now. Nearly 2.5 million jobs in the industry were lost last year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Restaurants are scrambling to hire bussers, waiters, and bartenders as economy reopens

Restaurants are hit hard by staff shortages right now. Nearly 2.5 million jobs in the industry were lost last year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Navigating the pandemic as a small business owner isn’t easy. But there’s a lot of help, so long as you know where to look.

How to get money for your business during the pandemic

Navigating the pandemic as a small business owner isn’t easy. But there’s a lot of help, so long as you know where to look.

from KCRW Features

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

‘A plague that nobody wanted to talk about’: Billy Porter on AIDS crisis and art creating political change

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For prisoners who have access to writing programs, putting words on a page offers a way to share experience, fear, and pain.

How prison writing programs transform inmates and provide vital accounts of life inside

For prisoners who have access to writing programs, putting words on a page offers a way to share experience, fear, and pain.

from Life Examined

Ian Manuel spent 18 years in solitary confinement in a Florida jail, starting from the age of 15.

How poetry helped a prisoner survive 18 years in solitary confinement: ‘I've been through enough pain to make a sane man just scream’

Ian Manuel spent 18 years in solitary confinement in a Florida jail, starting from the age of 15.

from Life Examined

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Aaron Byrd's playlist, May 7, 2021

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

from Aaron Byrd

Billy Crystal plays a comedy writer with dementia in "Here Today," and Tiffany Haddish is a singer and street performer who becomes his guardian angel, but the mirth is forced and the…

Unfunnyman

Billy Crystal plays a comedy writer with dementia in "Here Today," and Tiffany Haddish is a singer and street performer who becomes his guardian angel, but the mirth is forced and the…

from Film Reviews

Lindsay Gardner’s new book, “ Why We Cook ,” celebrates 112 women in food.

Using the paintbrush and spatula, artist Lindsay Gardner turns her focus to women and food

Lindsay Gardner’s new book, “ Why We Cook ,” celebrates 112 women in food.

from Good Food

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson is back at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market where she catches up with Sarah Simms, who runs a full-service cheese shop with her twin sister.

Flower power: Edible flowers bloom at the farmer’s market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson is back at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market where she catches up with Sarah Simms, who runs a full-service cheese shop with her twin sister.

from Good Food

When cooking writer Eric Kim drove from New York back to Atlanta to solicit his mother’s help for a chapter of his upcoming cookbook, he anticipated being there for a month.

‘That’s the way my mother did it’: Eric Kim gets a culinary education

When cooking writer Eric Kim drove from New York back to Atlanta to solicit his mother’s help for a chapter of his upcoming cookbook, he anticipated being there for a month.

from Good Food

Lechon or puerquito echado is prepared by butterflying a whole suckling pig and roasting it for five hours to crisp perfection.

Serving up weekend lechon in the city of Cudahy

Lechon or puerquito echado is prepared by butterflying a whole suckling pig and roasting it for five hours to crisp perfection.

from Good Food

"It’s like a relationship with a human being. You can’t take, take, take, take and not give back,” says Lee Jones of farming.

‘Grow it for flavor’ became the mantra of The Chef’s Garden

"It’s like a relationship with a human being. You can’t take, take, take, take and not give back,” says Lee Jones of farming.

from Good Food

Josh Barro talks with the Left, Right & Center panel about the slow return of jobs, the rift among Republicans over Donald Trump and social media rule.

Where are all the jobs?

Josh Barro talks with the Left, Right & Center panel about the slow return of jobs, the rift among Republicans over Donald Trump and social media rule.

from Left, Right & Center

In April, The Hollywood Reporter published a cover story about the longstanding allegations of workplace abuse perpetrated by film and Broadway mega producer Scott Rudin.

Former assistants on working with Scott Rudin: ‘It’s war time … all you’re thinking about is how you survive it’

In April, The Hollywood Reporter published a cover story about the longstanding allegations of workplace abuse perpetrated by film and Broadway mega producer Scott Rudin.

from The Business