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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Millions of Californians of Asian descent will celebrate the Lunar New Year next week. While the holiday falls on the same day, each Asian subgroup has its own district traditions.

Smoking a joint or taking CBD won’t stop the pandemic, but that viral rumor is the latest piece of medical misinformation around cannabis to take off.

Don’t trash your fruit peels, chicken bones, and coffee grinds. A new food waste recycling law in California aims to cut methane emissions household by household.

Duarte’s annual count of unhoused residents is still on, despite being delayed due to COVID, and they’re looking for Angelenos to help next month.

Newly minted LA Opera conductor Lina González-Granados often works with young singers outside of performance halls and says the LA Opera does a good job of bringing music to other…

A new nature preserve in the Tehachapi Mountains and Southern Sierra Nevada aims to become a sanctuary for California’s iconic species to adjust to climate change.

A new podcast spearheaded by renowned interpreter Sharon Choi questions whether justice was served after three people were found murdered in a Koreatown apartment nearly two decades…

The Biden administration is offering four free antigen COVID tests to each household in the U.S., and signups open today. Test results are available within 30 minutes.

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Mexican journalists staged protests nationwide on Tuesday in response to the murders of three journalists, including Lourdes Maldonado López, this month alone.

In Mexico, 3 journalists killed this month, impunity is 90%

Mexican journalists staged protests nationwide on Tuesday in response to the murders of three journalists, including Lourdes Maldonado López, this month alone.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As LA makes safety improvements during rapid neighborhood development south of the 10 freeway, locals ask which changes really benefit them.

Are crosswalks in West Adams another sign of gentrification?

As LA makes safety improvements during rapid neighborhood development south of the 10 freeway, locals ask which changes really benefit them.

from Greater LA

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

‘We've all been exposed’: LAUSD to stop COVID contact tracing

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

from Greater LA

For the first time, all of the Olympic Games will be available to watch on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. But how many people will actually tune in?

All of the Olympics will stream on Peacock. Will anybody watch?

For the first time, all of the Olympic Games will be available to watch on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. But how many people will actually tune in?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Panelists discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and replacement, escalating tensions with Russia, and how to end poverty for good.

With Justice Breyer’s retiring, Biden faces another challenge in finding his replacement

Panelists discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and replacement, escalating tensions with Russia, and how to end poverty for good.

from Left, Right & Center

The late human rights lawyer took on some of the most important cases of our time, including defending Guantanamo Bay detainees and representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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The late human rights lawyer took on some of the most important cases of our time, including defending Guantanamo Bay detainees and representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

from Scheer Intelligence

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison is back with an updated version of her 2011 bestseller: “Río L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River.”

Love letter to LA River resurfaces — 20 years later

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison is back with an updated version of her 2011 bestseller: “Río L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River.”

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The 2022 Winter Olympics start next week in Beijing. With thousands of worldwide athletes, coaches, and support staff arriving, can China avoid another coronavirus outbreak?

China to host Winter Olympics, a major test of its strict COVID rules

The 2022 Winter Olympics start next week in Beijing. With thousands of worldwide athletes, coaches, and support staff arriving, can China avoid another coronavirus outbreak?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand