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Construction has begun in Agoura Hills on the world’s largest wildlife road crossing. How do you get animals to cross over the busy 101 freeway?

Construction has begun in Agoura Hills on the world’s largest wildlife road crossing. How do you get animals to cross over the busy 101 freeway?

from KCRW Features

LA reduces LAPD homeless response – now what about housing?

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.

Cybertruck recall, dip in sales, layoffs: Can Tesla recover?

Tesla sales are slumping. Its trucks have been recalled to fix a safety issue. And Elon Musk seems to be alienating potential buyers with his remarks on social media.

SCOTUS homelessness ruling could shift LA policy

A Ninth Circuit case has limited how LA responds to homelessness. If the Supreme Court tosses out that decision, the city could ban camping in more places.

In Las Vegas today, construction began on a train that would get travelers from Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County to the Las Vegas strip in about two hours.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Private companies are buying farmland in rural Arizona. The goal isn’t to farm crops but to access water from the Colorado River.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court appeared divided after oral arguments over a Grants Pass, an Oregon law that bans camping in public areas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach over its recently passed voter ID law.

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A look at Jeff Skoll’s decision to close Participant Media after 20 years and why Congress is going after Disney-Fox-Warner’s joint sports streamer.

Participant Media shuts down after two decades; Congressmembers probe development of ‘Spulu’

A look at Jeff Skoll’s decision to close Participant Media after 20 years and why Congress is going after Disney-Fox-Warner’s joint sports streamer.

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Is the media’s coverage adding to the difficulties of Donald Trump’s criminal case? Where does protest cross the line into hate speech?

Trump tries to maintain party peace as trial begins

Is the media’s coverage adding to the difficulties of Donald Trump’s criminal case? Where does protest cross the line into hate speech?

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The World Health Organization is warning of the dangers of bird flu, should it jump from animals to humans. Last month, a second person in the U.S. contracted the disease.

WHO warns of bird flu outbreak in mammals, CDC downplays it

The World Health Organization is warning of the dangers of bird flu, should it jump from animals to humans. Last month, a second person in the U.S. contracted the disease.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two Boeing whistleblowers testified about their safety concerns in a Congressional hearing this week. KCRW looks at how the company became mired in scandal.

How Boeing's business decisions tarnished its reputation for safety

Two Boeing whistleblowers testified about their safety concerns in a Congressional hearing this week. KCRW looks at how the company became mired in scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Federal Bureau of Prisons announced this week that it will close the women’s prison in Dublin, California — where prison staff have reportedly assaulted inmates.

NorCal women’s prison is shutting down due to sex abuse claims

The Federal Bureau of Prisons announced this week that it will close the women’s prison in Dublin, California — where prison staff have reportedly assaulted inmates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After an unsuccessful attack on Israel, Iran faces more sanctions from the West and possible retaliation. But many ordinary Iranians don’t approve of their government’s actions.

How the people of Iran quietly dissent against their government

After an unsuccessful attack on Israel, Iran faces more sanctions from the West and possible retaliation. But many ordinary Iranians don’t approve of their government’s actions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The fourth season of the award-winning podcast tells the stories of Guantánamo, from the prisoners and the people who worked there. Host Sarah Koenig shares what she uncovered.

Inside Guantánamo Bay detention camp: Latest ‘Serial’ podcast season

The fourth season of the award-winning podcast tells the stories of Guantánamo, from the prisoners and the people who worked there. Host Sarah Koenig shares what she uncovered.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After months of pressure, Speaker Mike Johnson has called a series of votes on foreign aid packages. Hard-right Republicans threaten to oust him if he follows through.

House Speaker Johnson’s Ukraine vote may cost him his job

After months of pressure, Speaker Mike Johnson has called a series of votes on foreign aid packages. Hard-right Republicans threaten to oust him if he follows through.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Beloved 99 Cents Only stores are closing permanently, so customers are grabbing their final bargains.

Shoppers mourn 99 Cents Only as stores wind down operations

Beloved 99 Cents Only stores are closing permanently, so customers are grabbing their final bargains.

from KCRW Features

USC has barred valedictorian Asna Tabassum from speaking at commencement next month. The school’s reasoning: safety concerns after groups criticized her pro-Palestinean views.

USC cancels speech from Muslim valedictorian, citing security threats

USC has barred valedictorian Asna Tabassum from speaking at commencement next month. The school’s reasoning: safety concerns after groups criticized her pro-Palestinean views.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

Scandal-plagued, self-described ‘Firebrand’ Matt Gaetz keeps winning

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After Iran’s unsuccessful missile attack, how will Israel retaliate? Plus, how long can Ukraine stave off Russian attacks? The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov weighs in.

What to expect after Iran’s ‘dud’ attack on Israel?

After Iran’s unsuccessful missile attack, how will Israel retaliate? Plus, how long can Ukraine stave off Russian attacks? The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov weighs in.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

Trump’s hush trial begins in a Manhattan courtroom

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?

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