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Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father is played by B.D. Wong.

Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father is played by B.D. Wong. He talks to Press Play about how this role is a refreshing departure from all his past ones, and how directing an episode is his chance to remind audiences of the impact of anti-Asian sentiment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To keep the cannabis industry happy before 2022 election, here’s what Newsom needs to do

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

FDA advisors vote against Pfizer COVID booster

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted against a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine be licensed for people 16 years and older.

Emmys 2021 Special: The (small) screen’s gambit

The 2021 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 19, but whether this year’s ceremony marks a return to business as usual for the Academy, the industry, and its audiences remains up in the air.

‘Girlboss’ went from empowerment to hypocrisy. How should we talk about young women’s ambition now?

When “girlboss” entered the cultural lexicon, it was shorthand for an ambitious young woman who was at the top of her career, usually in fashion, media or tech.

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If you're a registered voter in California, your ballot for the gubernatorial recall election should be showing up in your mailbox soon, if you haven't received it already.

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Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are known for their clever songwriting, and they have a new song about three important topics: Friendship, loyalty, and cannabis.

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There’s no doubt we love a solid string section, but the Heritage Orchestra is doing something a little different with their latest album “The Breaks.”

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You’ve likely seen an old couch or bedside table sitting idly on a sidewalk in LA.

Hidden treasure or junk? How to reclaim street furniture in LA

You’ve likely seen an old couch or bedside table sitting idly on a sidewalk in LA.

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Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

Flying cars are coming to LA, but this futuristic vision may not solve today’s traffic congestion

Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

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Scott Dallavo's playlist, September 17, 2021

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, September 17, 2021

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

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Natalie Baszile established the Black Harvest Fund at the San Francisco Foundation which distributes grants to certified non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers…

‘A Love Letter to Future Generations’

Natalie Baszile established the Black Harvest Fund at the San Francisco Foundation which distributes grants to certified non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers…

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In the years following enslavement, there were nearly one million Black farmers in America. Today, there are approximately 45,000.

Amplifying Black farmers’ voices in a new book of essays, narratives, and poems

In the years following enslavement, there were nearly one million Black farmers in America. Today, there are approximately 45,000.

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Generations of Black farmers have fallen victim to discriminatory practices employed against them by the US Department of Agriculture and the Farm Service Administration.

How Black farmers experience economic discrimination at the hands of the USDA

Generations of Black farmers have fallen victim to discriminatory practices employed against them by the US Department of Agriculture and the Farm Service Administration.

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Natalie Baszile recounts a visit with Miss Rose, the affectionate moniker of her grandmother, and the elder’s two-day train ride from Louisiana to Los Angeles.

A grandmother’s life in Louisiana: ‘We were poor but we were never hungry’

Natalie Baszile recounts a visit with Miss Rose, the affectionate moniker of her grandmother, and the elder’s two-day train ride from Louisiana to Los Angeles.

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To understand the current climate of race relations in America is to understand a period of history between 1619, when the first Africans arrived in Virginia, and 1640.

Explaining the broken promises of ‘freedom dues’

To understand the current climate of race relations in America is to understand a period of history between 1619, when the first Africans arrived in Virginia, and 1640.

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Just a few decades ago, tobacco provided a secure income for Southern farmers. But when the tobacco buyout came, many Black farmers were cut out of the deal.

Curing tobacco: one man’s accidental innovation becomes another’s livelihood

Just a few decades ago, tobacco provided a secure income for Southern farmers. But when the tobacco buyout came, many Black farmers were cut out of the deal.

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In spring 2021, I enrolled in Gustavo Arellano’s narrative non-fiction class at Orange Coast College after years of asking for his advice about how to break into food journalism.

Three days, 400 miles, and 16 tortillerías: The diary of Gustavo’s Tortilla Runner

In spring 2021, I enrolled in Gustavo Arellano’s narrative non-fiction class at Orange Coast College after years of asking for his advice about how to break into food journalism.

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Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.

Cliffs, drugs and taxes

Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.

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Critics review “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” starring Nicolas Cage as a criminal sent on a mission to rescue a politician's granddaughter; “Cry Macho,” which follows a washed-up old…

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield make ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ worth watching, says critic

Critics review “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” starring Nicolas Cage as a criminal sent on a mission to rescue a politician's granddaughter; “Cry Macho,” which follows a washed-up old…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 64,000 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in the U.S., as of this week. Most of them are on eight military bases awaiting resettlement.

‘We’re running out of time’: One Afghan keeps fighting to get his family out of Taliban-controlled country

About 64,000 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in the U.S., as of this week. Most of them are on eight military bases awaiting resettlement.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

Fixing CA’s housing crisis: Will changing zoning laws help?

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of housing legislation on Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Friday means fresh release, and Anthony and Novena have your dose of new cuts and timeless favorites to help kick off your day.

MBE Sept. 17: Twin Shadow covers Kali Uchis and more from new music Friday

Friday means fresh release, and Anthony and Novena have your dose of new cuts and timeless favorites to help kick off your day.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 17, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 17, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 17, 2021.

Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.

Universal will be the home of Christopher Nolan’s next project, a film about the creation of the atom bomb

Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.

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