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“The rights of nature movement is very closely tied to … the human right to a clean environment,” says Katie Surma, Inside Climate News reporter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda has gotten a lot of attention in Washington, but he’s also been quietly reshaping the federal judiciary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chris Hedges on his 10 years as a teacher and pupil creating theater in the U.S. prison plantation system.

God “caged” in Jersey

Chris Hedges on his 10 years as a teacher and pupil creating theater in the U.S. prison plantation system.

from Scheer Intelligence

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

54 homeless encampments are the latest targets by LA City Council for sweeps

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

LA politics may breed more corruption as Mark-Ridley Thomas faces indictment, warns ex-US attorney

Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

from KCRW Features

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions today involving qualified immunity.

Shielding police from civil lawsuits: SCOTUS sides with officers in qualified immunity cases

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions today involving qualified immunity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of three white men charged with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.

3 white men are accused of murdering a black jogger, Ahmaud Arbery. How to find an impartial jury?

Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of three white men charged with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You could soon see more pet food, beverages and lotions with CBD in them in your local store aisles.

More CBD-infused products — for you and pets — could hit stores due to new law

You could soon see more pet food, beverages and lotions with CBD in them in your local store aisles.

from KCRW Features

"Will they lose a few [students]? Perhaps. But this shouldn't affect the overall decisions to go. I think USC may pay more of a price in faculty than in students," says Scott Jaschik.

How might USC’s scandals affect its reputation and people’s decisions to study or work there?

"Will they lose a few [students]? Perhaps. But this shouldn't affect the overall decisions to go. I think USC may pay more of a price in faculty than in students," says Scott Jaschik.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas faces 20 federal charges of conspiracy, bribery, mail and wire fraud — all connected to an alleged scheme with Marilyn Louise Flynn, the former…

Mark Ridley-Thomas indictment will shock nonprofit world and homelessness advocates, says City Council reporter

LA City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas faces 20 federal charges of conspiracy, bribery, mail and wire fraud — all connected to an alleged scheme with Marilyn Louise Flynn, the former…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Abortion rights advocates nationwide cheered when a federal judge blocked Texas’ strict abortion law last week. But that celebration was short-lived.

Texas’ abortion law is on again, off again. What’s the current court ruling?

Abortion rights advocates nationwide cheered when a federal judge blocked Texas’ strict abortion law last week. But that celebration was short-lived.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“When it comes to women of color, we know that they have a higher rate of sexual assault and rape, they have higher rates of murder by partners.

‘Race layers on top of the misogyny and leaves women of color completely vulnerable’: Anita Hill on gender violence

“When it comes to women of color, we know that they have a higher rate of sexual assault and rape, they have higher rates of murder by partners.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA City Council passed a sweeping vaccine mandate on Wednesday, requiring businesses and city employees to check your vaccine status when entering many indoor public locations,…

LA’s vaccine mandate: How the rules affect you, and who’s exempt

The LA City Council passed a sweeping vaccine mandate on Wednesday, requiring businesses and city employees to check your vaccine status when entering many indoor public locations,…

from Greater LA

Former Facebook product manager and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before a U.S.

Regulating Facebook and holding Mark Zuckerberg accountable: What would that look like?

Former Facebook product manager and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before a U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term kicks off today, and the docket contains several monumental cases the nine justices must consider.

Preview Supreme Court’s new term: Abortion, guns, terrorism

The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term kicks off today, and the docket contains several monumental cases the nine justices must consider.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The state is still ironing out its pot policies and working on marijuana’s legal structure. Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about the latest effects of Prop 64.

This Week in Weed: Expunging pot convictions in LA, and smuggling legal weed into the illicit market

The state is still ironing out its pot policies and working on marijuana’s legal structure. Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about the latest effects of Prop 64.

from KCRW Features

LA County District Attorney George Gascon plans to dismiss almost 60,000 cannabis convictions.

Nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions in LA are about to get dismissed

LA County District Attorney George Gascon plans to dismiss almost 60,000 cannabis convictions.

from Greater LA

In 2016, the LA County Board of Supervisors created a Civilian Oversight Commission to be a watchdog on the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

Is LA Sheriff’s Department digging up dirt on Villanueva’s rivals? Watchdog group asks state to investigate

In 2016, the LA County Board of Supervisors created a Civilian Oversight Commission to be a watchdog on the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

from Greater LA

When a person is convicted of committing a violent crime, they typically do prison time and then get released.

This CA program closely monitors former psychiatric patients, leaving them in oppressive legal limbo

When a person is convicted of committing a violent crime, they typically do prison time and then get released.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

Skid Row homelessness: Why the 9th Circuit Court overturned a local federal judge’s ruling

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand