Child development

Helena Bottemiller Evich reports on the national baby formula shortage and hears reactions from politicians on both sides of the aisle.

from Good Food

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

from Greater LA

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

With baby formula shortage, parents try making their own. Safe?

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Author and journalist Johann Hari on the forces that are stealing our attention and focus, and what we can do individually and collectively to regain our minds.

Interrupted and distracted: Johann Hari wants you to regain your attention

Author and journalist Johann Hari on the forces that are stealing our attention and focus, and what we can do individually and collectively to regain our minds.

from Life Examined

“Troublemaker,” a new kids’ novel by actor John Cho, follows a 12-year-old Korean immigrant and his parents on the first day of the 1992 LA Riots.

Filmmaker to ‘Troublemaker’: John Cho pens kids’ book on 1992 LA Riots

“Troublemaker,” a new kids’ novel by actor John Cho, follows a 12-year-old Korean immigrant and his parents on the first day of the 1992 LA Riots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Overdose deaths among teens are rising because the drugs available today can be more dangerous.

Fentanyl is driving teen overdose crisis, says UCLA researcher

Overdose deaths among teens are rising because the drugs available today can be more dangerous.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Inglewood residents are upset about a plan to close a local elementary school. But with enrollment down statewide, communities will likely see more permanent campus shutdowns.

Inglewood shuts down school, parents say admin isn’t thinking it all the way through

Inglewood residents are upset about a plan to close a local elementary school. But with enrollment down statewide, communities will likely see more permanent campus shutdowns.

from Greater LA

A proposed state bill could help save the struggling cannabis industry by cutting some weed taxes. But children’s advocacy groups say the change could hurt kids.

Fight over weed tax cuts: Will cannabis industry or child welfare groups win?

A proposed state bill could help save the struggling cannabis industry by cutting some weed taxes. But children’s advocacy groups say the change could hurt kids.

from KCRW Features

Los Angeles County’s first public school is now accepting applications. SEED LA will select 125 ninth graders who will live on campus five days a week.

Public boarding school plants a SEED in South LA

Los Angeles County’s first public school is now accepting applications. SEED LA will select 125 ninth graders who will live on campus five days a week.

from KCRW Features

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says he’s looking to expand the school year, increase the frequency and quality of summer school, create a parent academy, and more.

LAUSD: Growing academic gaps, shrinking enrollment. Supt. Alberto Carvalho explains his plans

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says he’s looking to expand the school year, increase the frequency and quality of summer school, create a parent academy, and more.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss America’s reliance on oil and the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida.

US bans Russian oil and gas. Will we finally focus on renewable energy?

Panelists discuss America’s reliance on oil and the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida.

from Left, Right & Center

High school football is less popular than basketball, soccer, and swimming in LA. Could the Rams’ Super Bowl victory inspire more kids to be running backs and wide receivers?

Could LA’s Super Bowl victory get more kids to play football again?

High school football is less popular than basketball, soccer, and swimming in LA. Could the Rams’ Super Bowl victory inspire more kids to be running backs and wide receivers?

from Greater LA

Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs says far too many Californians can’t meet their basic needs. He wants to change that with a new anti-poverty initiative.

Michael Tubbs wants to find win-win solutions to CA poverty

Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs says far too many Californians can’t meet their basic needs. He wants to change that with a new anti-poverty initiative.

from KCRW Features

Columnist Joe Mathews channels Plato and Jonathan Swift as he proposes universal orphanhood to be a straight path to societal equity in California.

Op-ed: California parents should be forced to swap their kids

Columnist Joe Mathews channels Plato and Jonathan Swift as he proposes universal orphanhood to be a straight path to societal equity in California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Pfizer and BioNTech have officially asked the FDA to approve their COVID-19 vaccine for use in kids ages 5-11.

Will US kids be eligible for COVID vaccine by Thanksgiving? Pfizer seeks FDA approval

Pfizer and BioNTech have officially asked the FDA to approve their COVID-19 vaccine for use in kids ages 5-11.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than a dozen children died in the last five years while in the custody of LA’s Department of Children and Family Services.

Investigating the death of a baby in foster care: Could it have been prevented?

More than a dozen children died in the last five years while in the custody of LA’s Department of Children and Family Services.

from Greater LA

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

Record number of California students are going to summer school. Will there be enough teachers?

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

from KCRW Features

Peter Wohlleben is a renowned German forester and author of “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.”

Do trees have a social network?

Peter Wohlleben is a renowned German forester and author of “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.”

from Life Examined

Parents are embracing the writings of the Stoics to help navigate the challenges of raising a child — especially during today’s pandemic.

How Stoic philosophy can change parents’ lives

Parents are embracing the writings of the Stoics to help navigate the challenges of raising a child — especially during today’s pandemic.

from Life Examined