Politics

Californians reacted quickly to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts related to the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features

Today, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the trial of the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges $1 billion to fight LA homelessness. Will it be enough?

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tonight we go to demonstrations and scenes around the state, as host Brian Watt of KQED helps us hear how our neighbors are processing the news.

Statewide Special: Californians react to the Chauvin verdict

Tonight we go to demonstrations and scenes around the state, as host Brian Watt of KQED helps us hear how our neighbors are processing the news.

The Derek Chauvin verdict: The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd faces three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree…

Live updates: The Derek Chauvin verdict

The Derek Chauvin verdict: The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd faces three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree…

Half a million people have died from an opioid overdose over the past two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

California counties sue some drug makers, arguing they partially created the opioid crisis

Half a million people have died from an opioid overdose over the past two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Our Backyard, a new series on climate change, from Warren Olney. Coming Thursday!

In Our Backyard

In Our Backyard, a new series on climate change, from Warren Olney. Coming Thursday!

from To the Point

This one-hour special will focus on the mental health impacts of anti-Asian racism and violence on AAPI communities statewide.

CA statewide special: Mental health impacts of anti-Asian racism and violence

This one-hour special will focus on the mental health impacts of anti-Asian racism and violence on AAPI communities statewide.

Josh Barro talks with panelists Jamelle Bouie and Lanhee Chen about the decision to halt distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the tug of war over corporate tax rate, Russia…

Pause & Review

Josh Barro talks with panelists Jamelle Bouie and Lanhee Chen about the decision to halt distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the tug of war over corporate tax rate, Russia…

from Left, Right & Center

"It is incredibly uncommon for a defendant to testify in a trial because testifying is fraught with peril for a defendant.

Why didn’t Derek Chauvin testify in his trial, and will the jury hold it against him?

"It is incredibly uncommon for a defendant to testify in a trial because testifying is fraught with peril for a defendant.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jonathan Taplin joins Robert Scheer to discuss his new memoir about the time he spent among rock-and-roll royalty like Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.

Capitalism Killed the Rock-and-Roll Star

Jonathan Taplin joins Robert Scheer to discuss his new memoir about the time he spent among rock-and-roll royalty like Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.

from Scheer Intelligence

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

Competing bills seek to clarify California’s hazy cannabis billboard rules

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

from Greater LA

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

Long Beach and Pomona to welcome migrant kids. But some activists aren’t happy

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

from Greater LA

The country’s strategy surrounded physical distancing, limiting large gatherings, and staying home while you’re sick.

Sweden refused to lock down during the pandemic. How is the country faring now?

The country’s strategy surrounded physical distancing, limiting large gatherings, and staying home while you’re sick.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

Why some violent crimes are up in LA: Combo of COVID and nation’s long history with guns

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro speaks with Ken White about Rudy Giuliani’s response to the defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, Rep. Katie Hill’s loss against the Daily Mail and more.

A matter of public concern

Josh Barro speaks with Ken White about Rudy Giuliani’s response to the defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, Rep. Katie Hill’s loss against the Daily Mail and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

President Joe Biden today announced his plan to fully withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

Biden to pull troops from war in Afghanistan. Photojournalist Lynsey Addario feels conflicted

President Joe Biden today announced his plan to fully withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“When you grab a taser, it feels like a handgun. It's got a pistol grip.

After the killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, a look at how an officer can mix up a gun with a taser

“When you grab a taser, it feels like a handgun. It's got a pistol grip.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Concert goers were rocking out at a nightclub in Romania in 2015, when a heavy metal band called Goodbye to Gravity was onstage. The liquor was flowing, the music was blaring.

Oscar nominee ‘Collective’: How journalists uncovered deep corruption in Romania’s health care system

Concert goers were rocking out at a nightclub in Romania in 2015, when a heavy metal band called Goodbye to Gravity was onstage. The liquor was flowing, the music was blaring.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

Thousands of Angelenos will have fewer affordable housing options as ‘covenants’ will expire

About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

from Greater LA