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

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

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

It's been one year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in South LA. His death prompted weeks of vigils, parades, and countless murals honoring his work.

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

“People do stupid things, and they think they're protecting themselves and their family.

As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

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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.

from Greater LA

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

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One thing to remember about kids in neglectful, abusive or just dysfunctional households: “Going to school and going to after-school programs used to be a safe haven. That is gone.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The crowded, unsanitary conditions on Skid Row are a breeding ground for disease.  Now the area has its first confirmed case.

Skid Row’s first COVID-19 case

The crowded, unsanitary conditions on Skid Row are a breeding ground for disease.  Now the area has its first confirmed case.

from Greater LA

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…

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is one of the best movies of the decade, critic says

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…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

Dr. Nivedita Lakhera, an internal medicine physician in San Jose, says she’s never seen something like the COVID-19 pandemic in her lifetime.

Mental, emotional stress of doctors fighting COVID-19

Dr. Nivedita Lakhera, an internal medicine physician in San Jose, says she’s never seen something like the COVID-19 pandemic in her lifetime.

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.

from NPR

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.

from NPR

"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

"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