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One thing to remember about kids in neglectful, abusive or just dysfunctional households: “Going to school and going to after-school programs used to be a safe haven. That is gone.”

One thing to remember about kids in neglectful, abusive or just dysfunctional households: “Going to school and going to after-school programs used to be a safe haven. That is gone.” That's according to Heidi Kar, a licensed clinical psychologist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Self-isolate with Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ series about real-life criminal tiger breeder

“Tiger King” is a true crime documentary series about Joe Exotic, a tiger breeder and former zoo owner.

Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

Those with a knack for crafts are breaking out their dusty sewing machines and creating a vital piece of safety protection currently in short supply: face masks.

Into the 'unknown’: Nurse travels to NYC to treat coronavirus ICU patients

“It's a little bit surreal because obviously I've never lived through anything like this personally or professionally.

Psychological stress and post-traumatic growth from COVID-19

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

Jeff makes blackout poetry with cassette tapes.

from Here Be Monsters

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

from Greater LA

It’s been nearly three weeks since Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors.

from Greater LA

It's been one year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in South LA. His death prompted weeks of vigils, parades, and countless murals honoring his work.

from KCRW Features

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Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

The Cost of Silky Soft

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

from Bodies

Social distancing has put a strain on people who used to see each other often, like Cade Costic and his grandparents.

During isolation, Santa Clarita boy keeps in touch with grandparents through Ring

Social distancing has put a strain on people who used to see each other often, like Cade Costic and his grandparents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) created HBO’s “Watchmen,” which puts a modern spin on the 1987 graphic novel.

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ gets political, divides comic book fans

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) created HBO’s “Watchmen,” which puts a modern spin on the 1987 graphic novel.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Virus, pandemic, and public health movies have rocketed to the top of streaming platforms’ algorithms as people are cooped up at home, social distancing and self-isolating.

Virus films like ‘Outbreak’ and ‘The Hot Zone’ offer serious lessons

Virus, pandemic, and public health movies have rocketed to the top of streaming platforms’ algorithms as people are cooped up at home, social distancing and self-isolating.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

Art Insider March 31: Artist interviews on Instagram Live, virtual museum visits, what the stimulus bill means for artists

A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

from Arts & Culture Stories

With people staying home, TV viewership continues to be on the rise. Several new streaming services were planned to launch in the coming months.

Hollywood news banter: questions on Quibi, layoffs at Endeavor

With people staying home, TV viewership continues to be on the rise. Several new streaming services were planned to launch in the coming months.

from The Business

We put out a call to people who work in the entertainment industry, asking them to share stories about how their lives have changed as the coronavirus pandemic shut down Hollywood.  …

Coronavirus and Hollywood: How are industry workers faring?

We put out a call to people who work in the entertainment industry, asking them to share stories about how their lives have changed as the coronavirus pandemic shut down Hollywood.  …

from The Business

“People do stupid things, and they think they're protecting themselves and their family.

More testing could stoke coronavirus stigma in California. What can we do about it?

“People do stupid things, and they think they're protecting themselves and their family.

from KCRW Features

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

Disease patterns and planetary health

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

from Second Opinion

For those who are anxious and fearful over the coronavirus outbreak, Rabbi Steve Leder says, "You cannot have a shadow unless the light is somehow shining behind whatever is…

Where there’s shadow, there’s light: LA rabbi helps us get through coronavirus fears

For those who are anxious and fearful over the coronavirus outbreak, Rabbi Steve Leder says, "You cannot have a shadow unless the light is somehow shining behind whatever is…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

from Film Reviews

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef   José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

José Andrés feeds America during coronavirus pandemic

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

from Good Food

As panic buying of pantry staples and toilet paper swept across America, supermarket shelves emptied, and grocery store employees demanded more respect.  Workers are calling for hazard…

Grocery workers earn more respect in the midst of coronavirus crisis

As panic buying of pantry staples and toilet paper swept across America, supermarket shelves emptied, and grocery store employees demanded more respect.  Workers are calling for hazard…

from Good Food

As our lives are forcibly simplified, the straightforwardness of flour and water is more comforting than ever.

Sourdough starters and baking your own bread

As our lives are forcibly simplified, the straightforwardness of flour and water is more comforting than ever.

from Good Food