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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Whether you’ve got extra money to spend or are balancing a budget, there’s a cannabis gift you can give to all marijuana lovers this holiday season.

A retail bottleneck has pushed the cannabis crop value down in California. A handful of marijuana measures recently approved by voters may change that.

A lifetime fighting for social justice, digital literacy, and access to information helped South LA native Tracie D. Hall snag the eminent Literarian Award.

California breeders are designing the world’s best cannabis strains and flavors in this year’s Croptober harvest.

KCRW answers key questions leading up to November 8. How does California’s new permanent mail-in ballot system work? What are the main platforms for LA’s mayoral candidates?

Cesar Chavez was multifaceted — a yoga lover, LGBTQ advocate and environmentalist.

Clear marijuana possession records and reclassify weed: President Biden follows the Golden State’s lead on progressive cannabis policies.

A new institute addresses intimate partner violence in the queer community. It’s a collaboration between the LA LGBT Center and national anti-violence groups.

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When you buy something that has an “organic” label on it, can you trust that it is?

from Greater LA

In the last year, there have been more calls for workers’ rights and higher wages.

from Greater LA

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Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

This LA native produces music for J. Lo, Mary J. Blige. Meet Rogét Chahayed

Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

from Greater LA

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

Heart disease: Screen promptly, especially if you have family history

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are running for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, and Barbara Lee is expected to officially join the race too.

Running for Senate is expensive. Schiff and Porter need headstarts

Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are running for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, and Barbara Lee is expected to officially join the race too.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is home to the world’s most breathtaking places. But Zocalo Columnist Joe Mathews says its nature also makes it a challenging place to live.

Op-ed: California’s greatest paradox? It’s dangerous beauty

California is home to the world’s most breathtaking places. But Zocalo Columnist Joe Mathews says its nature also makes it a challenging place to live.

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

Lisa Marie Presley’s death is a heart health wake-up call for women

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sue Carpenter ran a pirate radio station called KBLT from her Silver Lake apartment in the late 90s. Now it’s been reimagined as an interactive experience.

1990s pirate radio station KBLT gets new reincarnation

Sue Carpenter ran a pirate radio station called KBLT from her Silver Lake apartment in the late 90s. Now it’s been reimagined as an interactive experience.

from Greater LA

KCRW remembers each of the 11 people who died during the mass shooting in Monterey Park after the city’s Lunar New Year celebration. All of them were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Remembering My Nhan, Xiujuan Yu, and all 9 other victims of Monterey Park shooting

KCRW remembers each of the 11 people who died during the mass shooting in Monterey Park after the city’s Lunar New Year celebration. All of them were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Justice Department, California, and seven other states are suing Google over its digital advertising business. At the center of the lawsuits is the company’s online power.

Google faces existential threats from AI, plus antitrust lawsuits

The U.S. Justice Department, California, and seven other states are suing Google over its digital advertising business. At the center of the lawsuits is the company’s online power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand