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.”
Mar. 26from Greater LA
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?
President Trump has called COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” and blamed China for its origin and spread.
Mar. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Undocumented housekeepers are losing work due to the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t qualify for unemployment income and may not be eligible for government bailout.
Mar. 27from KCRW Features
More than 3 million people filed for unemployment last week. The Senate has unanimously passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill. The House is expected to approve it on Friday.
Mar. 26from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Rachel Fournier, a cashier at Ralphs supermarket near USC, she says volume is constant. She tries to enforce social distancing at her checkout line.
Many grocery stores have shortages of meat, canned goods, and toilet paper. Officials keep saying America has enough food. But there are some issues with the supply chain. Why?
Jodie Dolan's laundry truck has five washers and dryers that handle 30-40 loads in a five-hour shift.
Mar. 24from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Spanish Love Songs, an LA punk band, was planning on touring through the summer. But now that isn’t happening.
Mar. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
For the second time in 24 hours, Senate Democrats prevented a $2 trillion stimulus package from moving forward.
Nearly 40 million Californians just completed the first weekend under Governor Gavin Newsom's shelter-in-place directive. Much of Los Angeles was shuttered.
Mar. 23from KCRW Features
"All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
Mar. 20from NPR
Justin Jangwoo Kim, a political fundraiser, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bribery charge for helping a real estate developer pay off an LA City Councilmember.
Mar. 20from KCRW Features
Governor Gavin Newsom's office projects that as many as 25 million Californians could contract COVID-19. Dr.
This week, bars, nightclubs, wineries and breweries in California were asked to close immediately, and restaurants to offer delivery or takeout service only.
Service industry and gig economy workers are getting hit hard by the fallout from COVID-19. For Uber and Lyft drivers, business has dried up.
Mar. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
President Trump today invoked a Cold War-era law to respond to the novel coronavirus:
“I’ve also just invoked the Defense Production Act to help facilitate distribution of…
With many industries, companies, and entertainment venues closed due to coronavirus, gig economy workers are worried about possible financial ruin due to their lapse in work.
Mar. 19from Greater LA
People across the country are stocking up on essential supplies to get through the next few weeks as cities shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar. 19from KCRW Features
Remember what going to the grocery store used to be like, back in the old days of … just a couple weeks ago? COVID-19 has given us a new reality.
Mar. 18from Greater LA