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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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The Los Angeles City Council has come under ramped-up scrutiny following ongoing protests for racial justice.

“What’s going to happen is in our control.…The Fourth of July is associated with lots of partying and drinking, and that sort of leads to some opportunities for poor judgment,” says…

The LA City Council voted Wednesday to   slash $150 million   from the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget.

“We can’t act like nothing happened.” The service was a moment for his friends and family to remember him. But they also demanded answers from authorities.

Dr. Michael Wilkes says the risk of contracting the virus might rise as restrictions ease, leading to a liability showdown in the workplace between employers and employees.

Ongoing protests for racial justice have forced many to consider the role race plays in their lives.  Race can influence interactions with friends and neighbors, and where people shop…

Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez have introduced a motion that would create an alternative to police: a newly developed nonviolent…

Thousands of high school students in LA are graduating this week. What’s next for them, well, everyone is trying to figure that out.

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Twitter confirms to NPR that it is investigating the coordinated hack, which attacked the accounts of some of the richest and most popular names on Twitter and may have reaped more than $100,000.

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“We welcome the conversation in reexamining what are the activities that we actually have law enforcement responsible for?

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Protestors and Black Lives Matter activists are drumming up support for The People’s Budget, which would cut funding from the city’s police department and reallocate that money for…

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There’s been a lot of talk about systemic racism in recent weeks. Some of those problems are gradually being addressed and fixed, while others have gotten worse.

Why Black Angelenos have been making up more pot-related arrests

There’s been a lot of talk about systemic racism in recent weeks. Some of those problems are gradually being addressed and fixed, while others have gotten worse.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence, major Supreme Court decisions about subpoenas for President Trump’s financial records, Michael Cohen…

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Traveling nurse Sharlene Jenkins worked eight weeks in the COVID Intensive Care Unit at NYU.

Traveling nurse on treating COVID patients at hotspots

Traveling nurse Sharlene Jenkins worked eight weeks in the COVID Intensive Care Unit at NYU.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many Saturdays in the 1970s and 1980s meant morning cartoons and then a ride on the hippest train in America. Soul Train ran for 35 years.

‘American Soul’ gives inside look at how Don Cornelius built ‘Soul Train’

Many Saturdays in the 1970s and 1980s meant morning cartoons and then a ride on the hippest train in America. Soul Train ran for 35 years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Every shift you would see the carts that carry the dead bodies down to the morgue rolling by. It’d be like, ‘Oh, somebody else died.’

From New York to Arizona, traveling nurse stays vigilant during COVID-19 pandemic

“Every shift you would see the carts that carry the dead bodies down to the morgue rolling by. It’d be like, ‘Oh, somebody else died.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The United States showed signs that it was turning the tide of the opioid crisis until March, when overdoses skyrocketed again.

Opioid epidemic gets worse as coronavirus pandemic drags on

The United States showed signs that it was turning the tide of the opioid crisis until March, when overdoses skyrocketed again.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, attorneys representing the family of George Floyd, are expected to announce the lawsuit at a press conference on Wednesday morning.

Floyd family attorneys to announce a civil lawsuit against Minneapolis and police

Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, attorneys representing the family of George Floyd, are expected to announce the lawsuit at a press conference on Wednesday morning.

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Sessions loses to former football coach Tommy Tuberville, who was endorsed by President Trump. He faces Democrat Sen. Doug Jones, considered vulnerable, in November.

Jeff Sessions loses comeback bid for Alabama senate seat

Sessions loses to former football coach Tommy Tuberville, who was endorsed by President Trump. He faces Democrat Sen. Doug Jones, considered vulnerable, in November.

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