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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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez are calling on Councilmember Jose Huizar to resign. That’s a huge escalation in the growing troubles for Huizar.

A former aide to Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar has agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in connection with the federal “pay-to-play” corruption…

Physicians use micromorts to measure the likelihood of death from an activity. A micromort equates to a one in 1 million chance of dying.

The state is giving the go-ahead for in-person religious services to resume. But attendees must wear face coverings and be screened for fevers.

Downtown Los Angeles was rocked by an enormous explosion over the weekend.

Thirteen sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time last week, raising concerns over reinfection.

Pharmaceutical companies are now racing to be the first to produce a vaccine. This raises issues of accessibility to future COVID-19 treatments.

A Los Angeles real estate consultant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering offense for participating in a “pay-to-play” schem e   at LA City Hall.

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KCRW looks at what happened over the weekend and what it says about race and justice in America. Weighing in: LA civil rights attorney Connie Rice and USC law professor Jody Armour.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Protests can have a powerful effect on politics," says politics professor Omar Wasow. "They do that by shaping media coverage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Times photographer Carolyn Cole and reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske say they had pepper spray and tear gas thrown at them, that Hennessy-Fiske was shot in the leg with a rubber…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from To the Point

"Justice looks like not having to march. We don't march because we want to march. ... We do this because we think that this is the only way that we can provide safety for our folks.

What justice and police brutality look like to BLM organizer Melina Abdullah

"Justice looks like not having to march. We don't march because we want to march. ... We do this because we think that this is the only way that we can provide safety for our folks.

from Greater LA

Several protests took place in Orange County over the weekend, including two in Santa Ana and one in Huntington Beach.

Santa Ana protests: Some led to looting, others were peaceful

Several protests took place in Orange County over the weekend, including two in Santa Ana and one in Huntington Beach.

from Greater LA

Activists staged largely peaceful demonstrations across Los Angeles over the weekend, ignited by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after police violently detained him.   
  
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Some LA business owners support protesters, but feel anger toward looters

Activists staged largely peaceful demonstrations across Los Angeles over the weekend, ignited by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after police violently detained him.  …

from Greater LA

Some peaceful protests turned violent in LA and nationwide over the weekend. KCRW checks in with communities sweeping up the glass and debris.

How LA business owners are handling damage from protests

Some peaceful protests turned violent in LA and nationwide over the weekend. KCRW checks in with communities sweeping up the glass and debris.

from Greater LA

Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

Living While Black

Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

from News Special Programming

Apple is upping its movie game and putting its stamp on an awards-caliber film.

Hollywood news banter: Scorsese scores a deal at Apple, Disney World to reopen

Apple is upping its movie game and putting its stamp on an awards-caliber film.

from The Business

As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm.

Analysis: When peaceful protests turn to tear gas, rubber bullets, looting

As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand