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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The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

California fully reopens next week, so you may be thinking about hitting the roads this summer.

On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

Amazon has announced it will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use, save for employees who fall under regulations of the Department of Transportation like delivery…

A lifeguard tower honoring LGBTQ-plus pride was unveiled in Long Beach this afternoon.

"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

Legalizing the sale of cannabis in California has turned out to be a fruitful endeavor for the state thanks to taxes.

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LA grocery worker and bar owner on California fully reopening

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The return of parking regulation enforcement has made finding reliable and safe parking tougher for people who live in their cars, vans or RVs.

Will OC get a safe parking program for people living out of cars, vans or RVs?

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Crowns & Hops , based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery.

Protecting Inglewood’s culture through craft beer at Crowns and Hops

Crowns & Hops , based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery.

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This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.

Houston health care workers challenge their hospital's vaccine mandate. Judge dismisses the lawsuit

This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.

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Gov. Newsom plans a vaccine verification system as California fully reopens Tuesday

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Monday marked Naftali Bennett’s first day as Israel’s prime minister.

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