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To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

from Greater LA

Chinese and Taiwanese are close in SoCal, processing church killings

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

With baby formula shortage, parents try making their own. Safe?

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

Shireen Abu Akleh’s death drives Palestinian journalists to keep telling the story

Israeli police say they plan to investigate how the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh turned violent. Two journalists who knew her explain why she was so revered.

How is FBI stopping terrorism from radicalized young white men?

“Domestic terrorism” is what Biden calls the May 14 shooting at a NY supermarket. Federal lawmakers have said that the U.S.

Nearly 108,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2021, according to preliminary CDC data. Meth and fentanyl are driving the surge. What should the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What’s the future for desalination in the state?

from Greater LA

Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a 20-year-old campaign finance law that limits how much money candidates can loan to their own campaigns.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This past weekend, six mass shootings rocked communities across the U.S. What’s causing the rise in gun violence?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

Pandemic inequities push food workers to unionize

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

from Good Food

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

How can Democrats protect abortion rights after failed Senate vote?

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

from Left, Right & Center

Veteran award-winning journalists Patrick Cockburn and Robert Scheer, who met in Moscow in 1987 when Mikhail Gorbachev optimistically promised peace, now fear a descent into nuclear…

Will the Ukraine war end without destroying all life on the planet?

Veteran award-winning journalists Patrick Cockburn and Robert Scheer, who met in Moscow in 1987 when Mikhail Gorbachev optimistically promised peace, now fear a descent into nuclear…

from Scheer Intelligence

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

Angelenos have put tax dollars into recycling rainwater. Worthwhile?

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

from Greater LA

One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought.

1 man won’t stop watering, another says lawn doesn’t belong here

One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought.

from Greater LA

Abortion access translates to big economic gains for pregnant people. How will that change if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

Low wages, poverty: The financial toll of cutting abortion rights

Abortion access translates to big economic gains for pregnant people. How will that change if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Five of California’s largest law enforcement agencies have serious issues with bias, according to the state auditor. Some police trainers are tied to far-right extremists.

How bias gets reinforced when far-right extremists train CA cops

Five of California’s largest law enforcement agencies have serious issues with bias, according to the state auditor. Some police trainers are tied to far-right extremists.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed $125 million legislation would expand abortion access in California, budgeting for more than 1 million abortion seekers traveling to the state per year.

Newsom wants CA to fund abortions for people in states that ban it

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed $125 million legislation would expand abortion access in California, budgeting for more than 1 million abortion seekers traveling to the state per year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More celebrities and prominent figures are starting to donate money to the LA mayoral candidate of their choice. And some of them are willing to spend big.

The rich and famous pick their favorites in LA mayor’s race

More celebrities and prominent figures are starting to donate money to the LA mayoral candidate of their choice. And some of them are willing to spend big.

from KCRW Features

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where’s the campaign?

Campaign is quiet, stakes are high in LA supervisor race

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where’s the campaign?

from Greater LA

With the June primary election ahead, KCRW gets an explainer on how mail-in ballots will work or where, and when, you can go to vote in person.

Where and how to vote in LA County’s June primary election

With the June primary election ahead, KCRW gets an explainer on how mail-in ballots will work or where, and when, you can go to vote in person.

from Greater LA

In the LA city attorney’s race, two candidates previously ran for office as Republicans, but they say they’ve been with the Democratic Party for many years now.

Top candidates in LA city attorney’s race are ex-GOP. Does that hurt them?

In the LA city attorney’s race, two candidates previously ran for office as Republicans, but they say they’ve been with the Democratic Party for many years now.

from Greater LA

Nearly half of all U.S. OB/GYN residency programs are in states that could ban abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. But abortion care can be applied to other specialties.

OB/GYN residents will get ‘second-rate’ education if abortions are banned

Nearly half of all U.S. OB/GYN residency programs are in states that could ban abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. But abortion care can be applied to other specialties.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been surveilling anyone living in the U.S., from immigrants to citizens, and it can get around state laws that try to protect undocumented…

ICE surveillance sidesteps privacy laws and warrants: New report

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been surveilling anyone living in the U.S., from immigrants to citizens, and it can get around state laws that try to protect undocumented…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand