KCRW Features

KCRW Features

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KCRW's stories, special interviews, and in-depth reporting from the field. KCRW's features air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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People should not deliberately try to catch Omicron and get it over with, as there’s no way to predict the severity of COVID infections, says Dr. Jose Mayorga of UC Irvine.

Some in the cannabis sector say their industry is on the verge of collapse. Could the new budget proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom help avert the crisis?

We may need additional booster shots down the line, but for now the fully vaccinated are well protected against Omicron, according to Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis.

Kroger grocery workers are experiencing widespread food insecurity, wage disparity, and harsh working conditions, according to a new report by Economic Roundtable.

After COVID-19 claimed the lives of more than 33,000 Latinos in California, community leaders fear that the high number of deaths would have generation-crossing and traumatic effects…

As the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into the insurrection continues, Rep. Pete Aguilar tells KCRW that he won’t rule out subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy.

The cannabis industry entered 2021 on a high note. Did that optimism hold through the year and what can we expect in 2022?

Despite two straight years of pandemic challenges, a longtime seasonal tradition is soldiering on.

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Panelists discuss how inflation is affecting consumers and lawmakers, and former congresswoman Jane Harman looks at voting rights and how to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine.

from Left, Right & Center

Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently sent his staff a memo outlining three “strategic pillars” that will “set the stage” for the company’s future. What do they really mean?

from Hollywood Breakdown

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

Tired hospital staff must balance when to pick up extra shifts v. when to stay home

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance is a GOP candidate for the Senate in Ohio, and he appears to have modeled himself after Donald Trump.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance morphed into Trump-supporting Senate candidate

“Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance is a GOP candidate for the Senate in Ohio, and he appears to have modeled himself after Donald Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA City Council expanded restrictions on street camping this week, while advocates for the unhoused called for a pause on such bans during the Omicron surge.

LA City Council further restricts homeless camps amid Omicron

LA City Council expanded restrictions on street camping this week, while advocates for the unhoused called for a pause on such bans during the Omicron surge.

from Greater LA

The nationwide shortage of blood is the worst in over a decade, according to the Red Cross. This week, a SoCal trauma center closed for a few hours because of it.

Why blood supplies are down, what it means for patients at trauma centers

The nationwide shortage of blood is the worst in over a decade, according to the Red Cross. This week, a SoCal trauma center closed for a few hours because of it.

from Greater LA

The LA Rams have a chance to play in Super Bowl LVI on their home turf. But they first have to beat Arizona on Monday.

Super Bowl: Will LA Rams play at SoFi Stadium in February?

The LA Rams have a chance to play in Super Bowl LVI on their home turf. But they first have to beat Arizona on Monday.

from Greater LA

The Los Angeles City Council expanded restrictions on street camping this week, while advocates for the unhoused called for a pause on such bans during the current COVID-19 surge.

LA City Council expands street camping restrictions, despite concerns about Omicron

The Los Angeles City Council expanded restrictions on street camping this week, while advocates for the unhoused called for a pause on such bans during the current COVID-19 surge.

from Greater LA

California is losing its leadership position in the effort to mitigate climate change, and politics and other disasters may be to blame, according to a state lawmaker.

California is no longer climate change leader, says assembly speaker

California is losing its leadership position in the effort to mitigate climate change, and politics and other disasters may be to blame, according to a state lawmaker.

from To the Point

Two massive voting rights bills would boost voting by mail, make election day a federal holiday, and allow the federal government oversee state voting laws to prevent racial…

Inside Democrats’ plans to pass meaningful legislation to protect voting rights

Two massive voting rights bills would boost voting by mail, make election day a federal holiday, and allow the federal government oversee state voting laws to prevent racial…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand