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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Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, Chief Medical Officer at Watts HealthCare Corporation, says he is increasingly seeing younger Angelenos coming into his hospital for COVID.

"Being on buses, masks should certainly be required, while kids should be encouraged to walk or bike.

As OC continues to debate whether ethnic studies should be included in the local K-12 curriculum, professor Theresa Montaño withdrew from the conservative-leaning OC Board of…

Nury Martinez says she wants homeless encampments restricted in her district because her constituents, including immigrant, working-class families, can enjoy public spaces.

More people are returning to stores, clubs and bars after some 16 months of the pandemic, but LA’s economic growth is still fragile and happening unevenly, and small businesses are…

Supervisor Kathryn Barger co-authored a motion with Supervisor Hilda Solis to create a blue-ribbon commission, saying the entire county needs to be brought to the table to study what’s…

“We've had multiple Intensive Care Unit nurses who were years and years into their career decide to retire early.

Los Angeles County's new mask mandate is receiving pushback from individuals, businesses, and cities.

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The massive Dixie Fire ignited close to where the deadly Camp Fire started, and some residents of nearby Paradise are reliving the trauma all over again.

from NPR

Honey Mahogany says she sees her election as a counter to the current political divisiveness and an example of the inclusivity that the Democratic Party represents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

City council members introduced a sort of "no shots, no service" mandate, following in the footsteps of New York City. In Los Angeles, would-be customers would have to show proof of at least one dose.

from NPR

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So far this summer, Southern California has gotten off easy when it comes to wildfires. But it’s not a question of if the region will burn, it’s a question of when.

As wildfire season heats up, trucking trouble could pose problems for the biggest fire planes

So far this summer, Southern California has gotten off easy when it comes to wildfires. But it’s not a question of if the region will burn, it’s a question of when.

from Greater LA

As Southern California enters the tensest months of fire season, a looming issue could keep critical air assets used to battle the big blazes stuck on the ground, or force them to go…

Jet fuel shortage could ground the planes meant to fight wildfires

As Southern California enters the tensest months of fire season, a looming issue could keep critical air assets used to battle the big blazes stuck on the ground, or force them to go…

from Greater LA

Last month, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Universal Basic Income (UBI) plan to provide $1,200 a month to 150 people ages 18-24 who are already receiving…

Universal basic income could help the most vulnerable in LA, according to 2 emancipated foster youth

Last month, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Universal Basic Income (UBI) plan to provide $1,200 a month to 150 people ages 18-24 who are already receiving…

from Greater LA

California will begin enforcing Proposition 12 , the “Farm Animal Confinement Proposition,” next year.

Prop 12 benefits livestock and threatens bacon lovers’ appetites

California will begin enforcing Proposition 12 , the “Farm Animal Confinement Proposition,” next year.

from Greater LA

The Mexican state of Sonora is proud of its cattle ranching culture. It’s famous for its carne asada. Its state flag is emblazoned with a bull.

Tens of thousands of cows are starving to death in drought-stricken Mexican state of Sonora

The Mexican state of Sonora is proud of its cattle ranching culture. It’s famous for its carne asada. Its state flag is emblazoned with a bull.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California GOP gubernatorial hopefuls debated on Wednesday night, and in total, 46 candidates (Republicans, Democrats, and Independents) are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom on…

Is CA governor in trouble? Republicans focus their attacks on Newsom during recall election debate

California GOP gubernatorial hopefuls debated on Wednesday night, and in total, 46 candidates (Republicans, Democrats, and Independents) are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom on…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s gubernatorial recall election is on September 14, and 46 candidates are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom. Mail-in ballots will be distributed in less than two weeks.

CA recall election intensifies as more than 40 candidates vie for Newsom’s job

California’s gubernatorial recall election is on September 14, and 46 candidates are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom. Mail-in ballots will be distributed in less than two weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Andy Slavitt, who was President Joe Biden’s former COVID advisor, talks about the recent Delta variant surge and best safety practices.

Fighting the Delta variant and California’s drought

Andy Slavitt, who was President Joe Biden’s former COVID advisor, talks about the recent Delta variant surge and best safety practices.

from To the Point