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Due to Santa Ana winds, gusts in some parts of LA could top 60 mph. Power lines could fall down and set things on fire.

Due to Santa Ana winds, gusts in some parts of LA could top 60 mph. Power lines could fall down and set things on fire.

from Greater LA

Hollywood news banter: Explosive allegations against NBC News in Ronan Farrow’s new book

In Ronan Farrow’s new book,  he alleges  that NBC News never aired his Harvey Weinstein reporting because the network was being held hostage by Weinstein and his allies, who claimed to…

Impeachment, Ukraine, China, the Kurds

Lots of news this week.

Army vet on US no longer aiding Kurds in Syria: ‘It’s a betrayal’

Turkey’s invasion into northern Syria escalated significantly on Thursday. Dozens of Kurdish fighters were killed, and tens of thousands fled the region.

On Thursday, nine Democratic candidates took part in an LGBTQ forum in Southern California. One of the three front-runners, Bernie Sanders, was absent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

PG&E says the decision to unplug some customers' power "was based on forecasts of dry, windy weather including potential fire risk." California is at the peak of its wildfire season.

from NPR

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting today to resume talks to end the ongoing trade war.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Owen Dennis Riley, 17, has made a career out of role playing the world’s most sensitive, loving boyfriend on YouTube.

Fake YouTube boyfriends lull you to sleep with ASMR

Owen Dennis Riley, 17, has made a career out of role playing the world’s most sensitive, loving boyfriend on YouTube.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now.

PG&E’s scheduled blackouts generate heavy criticism

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

Home of ‘hyphy’

Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down.  Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II.  And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

Why Republicans stand by their man

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

Recognize the legitimacy of this podcast

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

Santa Monica tries out universal basic income on seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

from Greater LA

In the early 20th century, the Los Angeles Public Library collected autographs and doodles from the most notable people of the time, including Mark Twain, Langston Hughes and Helen…

What can we learn about LA from autographs and drawings?

In the early 20th century, the Los Angeles Public Library collected autographs and doodles from the most notable people of the time, including Mark Twain, Langston Hughes and Helen…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In January, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all state departments to participate in a bulk purchasing program for prescription drugs.

Nonprofit Medi-Cal providers concerned about Newsom’s plan to streamline prescription drug buying

In January, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all state departments to participate in a bulk purchasing program for prescription drugs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

STD rates increased for the fifth year in a row in 2018. There’s also been a 7 percent increase in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States since 2014.

STD numbers rise for the fifth year in a row, despite young people having less sex

STD rates increased for the fifth year in a row in 2018. There’s also been a 7 percent increase in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States since 2014.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you’ve never heard of Fat Bear Week, you’re in for a treat.

Fat Bear Week crowns a queen and educates ursine health

If you’ve never heard of Fat Bear Week, you’re in for a treat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The White House legal counsel issued a letter yesterday, arguing the impeachment inquiry was unconstitutional.

The White House’s extremely broad view of executive power, and how they’re using it to fight off the Impeachment Inquiry

The White House legal counsel issued a letter yesterday, arguing the impeachment inquiry was unconstitutional.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An eight-page letter from the White House to House leaders heightens the political and legal standoff between the two branches of government.

Trump administration says it won't comply with impeachment inquiry

An eight-page letter from the White House to House leaders heightens the political and legal standoff between the two branches of government.

from NPR

The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.

California to make HIV prevention drugs available without a prescription

The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.

from NPR

More than 600,000 people in Northern California could find themselves without electricity starting Wednesday.

Utility companies might cut off your power this week due to winds and wildfire risks

More than 600,000 people in Northern California could find themselves without electricity starting Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand