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Alison Roman has a knack for making her recipes go viral, even something as simple as a chickpea stew.

Alison Roman has a knack for making her recipes go viral, even something as simple as a chickpea stew. Roman rocketed to celebrity chef status a few years ago with her first cookbook, “Dining In.” Her second book of recipes for the home cook. It’s called “Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, the Emperor: ‘Star Wars’ villains get the best music

“Imperial March” is the standard by which all movie villain themes are judged. That’s according to Frank Lehman, author of “The Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars.”

Where there’s shadow, there’s light: LA rabbi helps us get through coronavirus fears

For those who are anxious and fearful over the coronavirus outbreak, Rabbi Steve Leder says, "You cannot have a shadow unless the light is somehow shining behind whatever is…

Rural California towns urge tourists to stay home to curb coronavirus spread

As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

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President Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill at the end of a very dramatic week.

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As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

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We have, yet again, a great show for you.

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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?

Medical residents are doctors-in-training. Should they treat coronavirus patients?

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?

from KCRW Features

Many people are staying home to curb the spread of coronavirus. We’re working, exercising, educating little ones, and caring for our partners and other family members – under one roof.

More conflict but more sex: Relationship advice for couples living together amid coronavirus

Many people are staying home to curb the spread of coronavirus. We’re working, exercising, educating little ones, and caring for our partners and other family members – under one roof.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

Abortions, knee replacements: Doctors must decide which surgeries to postpone during coronavirus

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

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Rebecca Gutierrez, PsyD, works at a suicide prevention center in Culver City.

One step at a time: Fighting loneliness during coronavirus social isolation

Rebecca Gutierrez, PsyD, works at a suicide prevention center in Culver City.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.

2 Southern California doctors work to get more ventilators where they’re needed

One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

Hemorrhaging up to $30,000/week. Will theaters survive coronavirus?

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

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The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?

Freeze rent and mortgage payments until Angelenos work again, urges Councilman David Ryu

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?

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President Trump has called COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” and blamed China for its origin and spread.

‘Asian Enough’ podcast hosts on rising racism during coronavirus outbreak

President Trump has called COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” and blamed China for its origin and spread.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

‘The Farewell’ director Lulu Wang needs your help gathering protective gear for doctors

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

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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.

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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.

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In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

Disease patterns and planetary health

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

from Second Opinion

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.

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Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

Thousands dead, leaders test positive: Europe still struggles to flatten coronavirus curve

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With theaters nationwide closed, we talk about what you can stream at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.   
  “   Crip Camp   ” is a documentary about a 1970s summer camp for teens…

‘Crip Camp,’ ‘Uncorked,’ ‘Vivarium’: What to stream during COVID-19

With theaters nationwide closed, we talk about what you can stream at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.  “ Crip Camp ” is a documentary about a 1970s summer camp for teens…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While California braces for another weekend at home, states nationwide are adapting different tactics during the COVID-19 outbreak.

New Orleans, Boston report COVID-19 spikes. Can US flatten curve without nationwide strategy?

While California braces for another weekend at home, states nationwide are adapting different tactics during the COVID-19 outbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many LA restaurants are offering takeout or delivery only. Some are now operating like grocery stores. Others are providing meals for health care workers on frontlines.

Dine-1-1 teams up with Josef Centeno and other chefs to feed health care workers

Many LA restaurants are offering takeout or delivery only. Some are now operating like grocery stores. Others are providing meals for health care workers on frontlines.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef   José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

José Andrés feeds America during coronavirus pandemic

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

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