Coronavirus

KCRW talks with Sydney Perry, who will soon start her junior year at Los Alamitos High, plus Brooke Ivy, a senior who already started classes at West Ranch High.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some companies are trying to sell their leftover clothes to employees (plus their friends and families), then send the items to recycling facilities. Some are burning their clothes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

AMC announced it will start to reopen its theaters in parts of the country where COVID protocols allow it. But it remains to be seen whether this move will pay off for the chain.

AMC plans to reopen some theaters on Aug. 20. Tickets will cost 15 cents

AMC announced it will start to reopen its theaters in parts of the country where COVID protocols allow it. But it remains to be seen whether this move will pay off for the chain.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, no volleyball, and no football.

Pac-12 cancels fall sports. What does it mean for local athletes, coaches, fans?

The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, no volleyball, and no football.

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LA Unified’s new school year will start again on August 18. All K-12 classes will be all virtual for the nearly 800,000 students.

How LAUSD teachers are preparing for the start of school next week

LA Unified’s new school year will start again on August 18. All K-12 classes will be all virtual for the nearly 800,000 students.

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A number of LA restaurants — high-end and casual — are permanently closing during the pandemic, and each closing affects families of owners and employees.

Here’s Looking at You, Auburn, Somni: Remembering beloved restaurants that LA lost to the pandemic

A number of LA restaurants — high-end and casual — are permanently closing during the pandemic, and each closing affects families of owners and employees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

‘Right now it’s basically pivot or die.’ LA’s popular restaurants permanently close during pandemic

The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

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Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

Back to school amid the pandemic – how is Berlin keeping students and teachers safe?

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

from Studio Berlin

Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.

Learn to roller skate and connect to an African American legacy

Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.

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Across California, inmates are being released from crowded prisons and jails to help protect them from COVID-19.

Supreme Court rules in favor of OC Sheriff amid concerns over inmate safety

Across California, inmates are being released from crowded prisons and jails to help protect them from COVID-19.

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Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

In making high fashion masks, are designers catering too much to vanity?

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

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President Trump signed executive orders over the weekend that aimed to extend federal unemployment benefits, extend an eviction moratorium, suspend payroll taxes for some employees,…

Trump tries to unilaterally extend pandemic relief. But Congress controls the purse

President Trump signed executive orders over the weekend that aimed to extend federal unemployment benefits, extend an eviction moratorium, suspend payroll taxes for some employees,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mexico now has more than 52,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. It has nearly 500,000 reported cases, although that number is probably much higher.

Mexico has world’s third highest COVID death rate, high distrust in public health system

Mexico now has more than 52,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. It has nearly 500,000 reported cases, although that number is probably much higher.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

Pasadena family relied on unemployment benefits that have now expired. How are they making it work?

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

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There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

Teachers make sense of new guidelines for distance learning — before school starts on Aug 18

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s tough to forget the desperation that defined the pandemic’s U.S. arrival in March. Grocery store shelves were bare. Items were backordered online for weeks.

COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing supplies of tents, bikes and freeze-dried food

It’s tough to forget the desperation that defined the pandemic’s U.S. arrival in March. Grocery store shelves were bare. Items were backordered online for weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Some polls show that about half of all Americans plan to get a vaccine as soon as one is available.

How many Americans must get a COVID-19 vaccine to achieve herd immunity?

Some polls show that about half of all Americans plan to get a vaccine as soon as one is available.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some companies are in phase three trials for COVID-19 vaccines. KCRW looks at the work being done by Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.

Phase 3 trials are here. How close is the US to getting a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine?

Some companies are in phase three trials for COVID-19 vaccines. KCRW looks at the work being done by Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has more than 530,000 confirmed coronavirus cases so far. Without a vaccine, that number will continue to grow into fall and potentially winter.

COVID-19 rises among California’s young population

California has more than 530,000 confirmed coronavirus cases so far. Without a vaccine, that number will continue to grow into fall and potentially winter.

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