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There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

from Greater LA

How mothers of MLK, Malcolm X and James Baldwin shaped their sons' activism

Alberta King was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. Louise Little was the mom of Malcolm X. And Berdis Baldwin was mom to James Baldwin.

How to get money for your business during the pandemic

Navigating the pandemic as a small business owner isn’t easy. But there’s a lot of help, so long as you know where to look.

LAUSD counselors offer mental health tips for kids and teens

About one in four children and teens have become angry, anxious or stressed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s in a street name? Hollywood Blvd is torn between its historic past and economic future

A stroll through Hollywood history reveals over 100 years of boulevard branding.

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges joins Robert Scheer to discuss the WikiLeaks founder’s plight as he languishes in a British prison.

from Scheer Intelligence

Rachel Cusk’s “Second Place” wants to render the sensations and apprehensions of living that are pretty much beyond language.

from Bookworm

Shopping trends can now almost serve as markers for the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Americans rushed to buy toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The majestic California condor is the largest bird in North America. It’s also one of the most endangered species in nature.

Tehachapi Mountains woman battles California condors on her front deck

The majestic California condor is the largest bird in North America. It’s also one of the most endangered species in nature.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 6, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 6, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 6, 2021.

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

In Our Backyard: Heat is the deadliest aspect of climate change. It’s turning some underserved LA neighborhoods red hot

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

from To the Point

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 5, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 5, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 5, 2021.

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

How to leave your Zoom account and socialize in real life again? Therapist says take it slow

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

from Greater LA

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

Food truck offers halal tacos and COVID vaccines at mosques, uniting OC Muslims and Latinos

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

from Greater LA

Seward Johnson’s 2011 sculpture “Forever Marilyn” depicts the truly iconic Marilyn Monroe mid-subway breeze from that famous scene in “The Seven Year Itch."

Kitschy or crass: Towering Marilyn Monroe statue stirs debate in Palm Springs

Seward Johnson’s 2011 sculpture “Forever Marilyn” depicts the truly iconic Marilyn Monroe mid-subway breeze from that famous scene in “The Seven Year Itch."

from Greater LA

Actor and writer Gabriel Byrne on the joke from childhood that still makes him laugh

Gabriel Byrne: ‘Walking With Ghosts’

Actor and writer Gabriel Byrne on the joke from childhood that still makes him laugh

from The Treatment

“Keeping up with the Kardashians” is ending after 14 years and 20 seasons. The show became a massive hit when it debuted in 2007.

How the Kardashians came to rule TV and pop culture

“Keeping up with the Kardashians” is ending after 14 years and 20 seasons. The show became a massive hit when it debuted in 2007.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Today we launch our Drive to the Future. Will you count yourself in?

KCRW needs supporters like you. Help us unlock our future — while supporting unhoused Angelenos

Today we launch our Drive to the Future. Will you count yourself in?

from Members

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 4, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 4, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 4, 2021.

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times podcast “The Argument,” about politics and race.

‘Black community’ implies homogeneity and people are more libertarian than they think, says Jane Coaston

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times podcast “The Argument,” about politics and race.

from To the Point

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with #FreeTheHoops.

Venice Beach basketball hoops are locked. Angelenos get creative to make games happen

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with #FreeTheHoops.

from Greater LA

Eli Broad died Friday at age 87.

Eli Broad wanted to turn LA’s Grand Avenue into France’s Champs-Élysées, says Carolina Miranda

Eli Broad died Friday at age 87.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand