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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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.

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

Undocumented housekeepers are losing work due to the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t qualify for unemployment income and may not be eligible for government bailout.

As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about the challenges other nations have struggled with during the pandemic.

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has had a rocky relationship with L.A. County Supervisors ever since he took office.

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has fouled spring break trips, long-planned vacations and overseas travel.

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