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The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events. KCRW is tracking LA visits by…

The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events. KCRW is tracking LA visits by each candidate: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and more.

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Italy's prime minister steps down as the far-right party rises

Italy’s government collapsed today, and it joins a growing list of countries where the far-right is gaining power.

America's biggest corporations pledge to put workers ahead of shareholders

This week, hundreds of CEOs from major U.S. corporations signed a    statement    that says maximizing shareholder profits will no longer be their companies' primary goal.

Rosé-flavored strawberries: marketing ploy or truly delicious?

There are rosé-flavored candies, donuts and ice cream. Now Driscoll’s is offering rosé-flavored strawberries.

As kids go back to school, what will look different at LAUSD?

It's the first day of school at LAUSD, and teachers have a new    contract    that resulted from their six-day strike in January.

Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

from Greater LA

There’s been a rash of deaths inside Orange County's jail system. The Sheriff’s Department runs those jails and isn’t giving many details about why those people died in their custody.

from Greater LA

Nine months after the Woolsey Fire destroyed nearly 500 single-family homes, the city is focused on rebuilding. But how can we make new homes more fire resistant?

from Greater LA

"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

Gov. Newsom signs legislation to restrict police officers’ use of deadly force

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

Planting alternative grapes that can withstand climate change

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

What it's like transitioning from homelessness to housing

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Most people don't think California was a slave state, but its presence on the West Coast predates the arrival of enslaved Africans in 1619.

California's Legacy of Slavery Still Persists Today

Most people don't think California was a slave state, but its presence on the West Coast predates the arrival of enslaved Africans in 1619.

from KCRW Features

Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012.  Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

Did Boeing prioritize profits over safety?

Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

from To the Point

President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

Recession fears, immigration rules and ‘electability’

President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump has promised to keep guns away from people who suffer mental illness.

The NRA in turmoil: financial scandals, power struggle at the top

President Trump has promised to keep guns away from people who suffer mental illness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In San Diego,    Mara Elliott    was a mother of two young kids, working in finance and contracts, when the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School changed the course of her…

How San Diego's City Attorney is keeping guns away from potentially violent people

In San Diego, Mara Elliott was a mother of two young kids, working in finance and contracts, when the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School changed the course of her…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Parking in downtown LA isn’t exactly easy.

Would fewer LA parking lots mean fewer drivers?

Parking in downtown LA isn’t exactly easy.

from KCRW Features

Republican John Lee appears to be the winner of the special LA City Council election in the northwest San Fernando Valley, one of the most conservative sections of the city.

LA’s newest councilmember is a lone Republican

Republican John Lee appears to be the winner of the special LA City Council election in the northwest San Fernando Valley, one of the most conservative sections of the city.

from Greater LA

In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.

The monster within

In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

Actor Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology face harassment lawsuit

The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

What the rise and fall of past global dictators says about foreign affairs today

President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

Powerful players in U.S. pork industry block scientists from inspecting farms

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand