Business & Economy

The vote drew national attention as organizers pushed to create the first union at an American Amazon facility.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Six Flags Magic Mountain welcomed visitors again this past weekend as theme parks got the green light to reopen due to reduced COVID-19 case numbers.

from Greater LA

Viewers have been abandoning awards shows en masse this year, and the Oscars producers want to avoid the mistakes of the Golden Globes by having the event be in-person as much as…

Oscars 2021 will honor movies almost no one has seen in theaters

Viewers have been abandoning awards shows en masse this year, and the Oscars producers want to avoid the mistakes of the Golden Globes by having the event be in-person as much as…

from The Business

Facebook is embroiled in yet another data privacy scandal.

Half a billion Facebook users were hacked. Should we care about yet another data breach?

Facebook is embroiled in yet another data privacy scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is poised to reopen on June 15, but there are some caveats to the plan.

Does California’s June reopening plan signal a return to normal?

California is poised to reopen on June 15, but there are some caveats to the plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

Zoom meetings, hybrid work models: What to expect when returning to the office

As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

from Greater LA

Vaccine cards include sensitive info such as vaccine batch numbers, names, and birth dates.

Keep your vaccine card secure and off social media, says epidemiologist

Vaccine cards include sensitive info such as vaccine batch numbers, names, and birth dates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lots of people were panic buying toilet paper.

Heinz ketchup is now in short supply. Restaurants struggle to shift from bottles to packets for takeout

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lots of people were panic buying toilet paper.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

Dog trainer offers advice on adjusting to post-quarantine life with your new pup

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

from Greater LA

If a car has an internal combustion engine, the catalytic converter is a piece of equipment that reduces its toxic emissions.

New target for thieves over past 2 years: Catalytic converters that clean up cars’ toxic emissions

If a car has an internal combustion engine, the catalytic converter is a piece of equipment that reduces its toxic emissions.

from Greater LA

“DisneylandForward” will change how Disneyland’s Anaheim grounds are used. The Walt Disney company hopes to work with Anaheim city leaders and give an economic boost to the region.

How might DisneylandForward update Anaheim’s magic kingdom and economy?

“DisneylandForward” will change how Disneyland’s Anaheim grounds are used. The Walt Disney company hopes to work with Anaheim city leaders and give an economic boost to the region.

from Greater LA

Wonder Valley sits in the zip code 92277, where property values have jumped close to 20% in the last year, according to Zillow. The typical home price is now close to $180,000.

Desert community of Wonder Valley is at heart of SoCal real estate rush

Wonder Valley sits in the zip code 92277, where property values have jumped close to 20% in the last year, according to Zillow. The typical home price is now close to $180,000.

from Greater LA

During oral arguments, Justice Stephen Breyer said college sports was different than any other business or product that might fall under the purview of antitrust law.

College athletes v. NCAA on players’ compensation: Which side might the Supreme Court favor?

During oral arguments, Justice Stephen Breyer said college sports was different than any other business or product that might fall under the purview of antitrust law.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Endeavor, the parent company of talent agency William Morris Endeavor, filed to go public in 2019, but withdrew that IPO at the last minute after a cold reception from Wall Street.

Endeavor tries going public again, ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ lands with a roar

Endeavor, the parent company of talent agency William Morris Endeavor, filed to go public in 2019, but withdrew that IPO at the last minute after a cold reception from Wall Street.

from The Business

“Godzilla vs. Kong” made $9.6 million at the box office on opening day — a record for the pandemic.

With ‘Godzilla vs. Kong,’ box office shows signs of life

“Godzilla vs. Kong” made $9.6 million at the box office on opening day — a record for the pandemic.

from Hollywood Breakdown

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Ben Ehrenreich about his recent New Republic article titled “We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide.”

Everything must change when it comes to climate, says author

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Ben Ehrenreich about his recent New Republic article titled “We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide.”

from To the Point

After closing in 2017, Vidiots , the much-loved nonprofit video store formerly based in Santa Monica, will relaunch in Northeast LA early next year.

Beloved LA video rental store ‘Vidiots’ is reopening. How will it adapt to the era of streaming and COVID?

After closing in 2017, Vidiots , the much-loved nonprofit video store formerly based in Santa Monica, will relaunch in Northeast LA early next year.

from Greater LA

It’s opening day for major league baseball, and Dodgers fans are hoping for a repeat of their World Series win.

On this baseball season opening day, LA and Anaheim fans have high hopes

It’s opening day for major league baseball, and Dodgers fans are hoping for a repeat of their World Series win.

from Greater LA

Vinyl collectors and music fans are rejoicing because their north star, Amoeba Music, is back.

Amoeba Music reopens in new Hollywood location and retools for COVID era

Vinyl collectors and music fans are rejoicing because their north star, Amoeba Music, is back.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amoeba Music co-owner Jim Henderson speaks with KCRW about surviving the past year, redesigning a record store for the streaming era, and what Amoeba fans can look forward to in the…

Amoeba Music reopens in Hollywood. How will they survive in a streaming world?

Amoeba Music co-owner Jim Henderson speaks with KCRW about surviving the past year, redesigning a record store for the streaming era, and what Amoeba fans can look forward to in the…

from KCRW Features