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The City of LA operates an alternative to policing that’s geared towards unhoused Angelenos. The aims: Cut LAPD involvement and find permanent homes for more people.

from KCRW Features

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

Trump takes no stakes-stance on abortion

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

from Left, Right & Center

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

OJ Simpson dies — his trial was a national conversation on race, class

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

Abortion’s legal and political future after Arizona Supreme Court upholds 1864 ban

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Orange County Sheriff's Department had hundreds of ICE transfers last year, raising concerns from immigrant rights groups who say the actions defy California law.

Immigration activists raise alarms about OC ICE transfers

The Orange County Sheriff's Department had hundreds of ICE transfers last year, raising concerns from immigrant rights groups who say the actions defy California law.

from KCRW Features

California lawmakers revealed a slate of bills aimed at reducing retail theft. It’s an attempt to fight crime without violating Prop 47, the criminal justice reform passed in 2014.

Fight organized retail crime: CA Assembly lawmakers unveil plans

California lawmakers revealed a slate of bills aimed at reducing retail theft. It’s an attempt to fight crime without violating Prop 47, the criminal justice reform passed in 2014.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark faces disbarment after his schemes to overturn the 2020 election.

Another Trump lawyer faces disbarment after 2020 election schemes

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark faces disbarment after his schemes to overturn the 2020 election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California auto-loan tycoon Don Hankey provided a $175 million bond to Donald Trump as he appeals a civil fraud charge. He says the deal is just good business.

Who is Don Hankey, the billionaire bailing out Trump?

California auto-loan tycoon Don Hankey provided a $175 million bond to Donald Trump as he appeals a civil fraud charge. He says the deal is just good business.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Florida Supreme Court enacted one of the strictest abortion bans in the country this week. Abortion access is now going to be on the state’s 2024 ballot.

What is the fate of abortion rights in Florida?

The Florida Supreme Court enacted one of the strictest abortion bans in the country this week. Abortion access is now going to be on the state’s 2024 ballot.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA Innocence Project is pushing for new evidence and DNA testing in Scott Peterson’s quest for a retrial.

LA Innocence Project pushes for Scott Peterson retrial with new evidence

The LA Innocence Project is pushing for new evidence and DNA testing in Scott Peterson’s quest for a retrial.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the major abortion drug mifepristone, which is used in more than half of all abortions in the U.S.

Abortion drug mifepristone challenged at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the major abortion drug mifepristone, which is used in more than half of all abortions in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After the ousters of anti-LGBTQ school board members in Orange County and a watering down of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, are the culture wars calming down?

Is the conservative ‘war on woke’ losing steam in CA?

After the ousters of anti-LGBTQ school board members in Orange County and a watering down of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, are the culture wars calming down?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW looks at the latest developments in Trump’s multiple legal challenges, including the fate of the Georgia trial where he’s been accused of election interference.

Trump’s latest legal challenge: No funds for $454 million fraud trial

KCRW looks at the latest developments in Trump’s multiple legal challenges, including the fate of the Georgia trial where he’s been accused of election interference.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A bill that would force TikTok to separate from its Chinese parent company is quickly advancing through Congress. First Amendment and national security issues could arise.

Can Congress ban TikTok?

A bill that would force TikTok to separate from its Chinese parent company is quickly advancing through Congress. First Amendment and national security issues could arise.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Was there a message behind the unanimous SCOTUS ruling on Trump’s eligibility to appear on the ballot? What’s driving a global trend toward authoritarian leaders?

Is Trump qualified to run? May be up to voters now

Was there a message behind the unanimous SCOTUS ruling on Trump’s eligibility to appear on the ballot? What’s driving a global trend toward authoritarian leaders?

from Left, Right & Center

In Montecito, Patrick Saville cut off Mark Olson when surfing, then accidentally kicked his board toward him, hurting Olson’s back. Olson sued but lost the case.

Injured due to another surfer’s ‘kook’ behavior — can you sue?

In Montecito, Patrick Saville cut off Mark Olson when surfing, then accidentally kicked his board toward him, hurting Olson’s back. Olson sued but lost the case.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the film “Rust” where the cinematographer was fatally shot while rehearsing in 2021, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

What does guilty verdict for ‘Rust’ armorer mean for Baldwin’s trial?

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the film “Rust” where the cinematographer was fatally shot while rehearsing in 2021, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why did Universal Music Group pull its catalog from TikTok last month? The two are in bitter contract negotiations fueled by AI, viewership, and royalty payments.

Why are some music videos silent on TikTok? Blame feud with Universal Music

Why did Universal Music Group pull its catalog from TikTok last month? The two are in bitter contract negotiations fueled by AI, viewership, and royalty payments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court decided that states can't prohibit Trump from appearing on presidential primary ballots. Some voters argued he should be disqualified due to January 6.

Trump stays on Colorado primary ballot: Unanimous Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decided that states can't prohibit Trump from appearing on presidential primary ballots. Some voters argued he should be disqualified due to January 6.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand