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Generations of listeners have celebrated the signature songs of the artist who died this week at 81. But Withers' greater catalog reveals a man who stuck to his beliefs in the face of the pop machine.

Generations of listeners have celebrated the signature songs of the artist who died this week at 81. But Withers' greater catalog reveals a man who stuck to his beliefs in the face of the pop machine.

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Skid Row gets its first confirmed COVID-19 case, residents worry about contagion

An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.

'Like a soldier in a war zone with no protective gear’: Doctor on stress from COVID-19 frontlines

Health care workers are now dealing with higher levels of depression and anxiety. They’re suffering panic attacks. Some are contemplating suicide.

To fight COVID-19 surge, California Health Corps recruits retired, international doctors

Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out a new program called the California Health Corps this week.

Hollywood news banter: New WarnerMedia CEO; virtual SXSW

AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties.

Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.

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Are the president’s daily coronavirus briefings standing in for his high-energy rallies?

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In the land of gridlock, car accidents are down and the mayor has ordered more red lights to slow traffic.

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For people sheltering in place, our critics recommend movies that might be falling under the radar: “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire” (Hulu), set in 1770 France, in which a painter observes…

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Despite record-breaking unemployment numbers in March, thousands of people are still working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Undocumented farm laborers are essential during COVID-19 pandemic, face safety risks

Despite record-breaking unemployment numbers in March, thousands of people are still working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Originally set for July, the convention has been rescheduled for mid-August in Milwaukee because of the coronavirus.

Democratic National Convention Pushed Back A Month, And The Format May Change

Originally set for July, the convention has been rescheduled for mid-August in Milwaukee because of the coronavirus.

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The convention in Milwaukee, set for July, has been rescheduled for mid-August because of the coronavirus.

Democratic National Convention Pushed Back A Month, And The Format May Change

The convention in Milwaukee, set for July, has been rescheduled for mid-August because of the coronavirus.

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"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

Train Engineer Says He Crashed In Attempt To Attack Navy Hospital Ship In L.A.

"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

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"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

Train Engineer Says He Crashed In Attempt To Attack Navy Hospital Ship In L.A.

"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

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"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

Train Engineer Says He Crashed In Attempt To Attack Navy Hospital Ship In L.A.

"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

from NPR

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

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LA’s construction sites are still a hotbed of activity, deemed an essential service. Could they become hotbeds for COVID-19 too?

Construction continues as coronavirus grinds economy to a halt

LA’s construction sites are still a hotbed of activity, deemed an essential service. Could they become hotbeds for COVID-19 too?

from KCRW Features

President Trump has finally changed course, seeing COVID-19 as no longer a “hoax.” Experts predict the pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans.

Trump finally sees coronavirus as a pandemic. Will he take responsibility or leave that up to governors?

President Trump has finally changed course, seeing COVID-19 as no longer a “hoax.” Experts predict the pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans.

from To the Point

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.

Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies at 52 after contracting COVID-19

Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.

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When the president downplays a pandemic or implies aid to states are being withheld until governors say nice things about him, can he be sued?

If President Trump gives bad advice, can you sue him?

When the president downplays a pandemic or implies aid to states are being withheld until governors say nice things about him, can he be sued?

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There’s been a lot of confusion over where to wear masks when you’re in public. The official recommendation from the CDC says that only sick people should wear them.

Combined with social distancing and handwashing, a cloth mask can be better than no mask during COVID-19

There’s been a lot of confusion over where to wear masks when you’re in public. The official recommendation from the CDC says that only sick people should wear them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

States nationwide are in bidding wars over essential medical supplies to fight COVID-19, including ventilators.

General Electric,Tesla commit to making ventilators to fight COVID-19. Will states get them?

States nationwide are in bidding wars over essential medical supplies to fight COVID-19, including ventilators.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand