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 LA County Sheriff’s Department is now the target of a new investigation by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

President Donald Trump’s term has come to a fateful end. Now, some are wondering what an America under Joe Biden’s administration will look like.

Long Beach is already vaccinating residents ages 65 and older. Grocery store workers are making appointments, and educators start getting vaccinated next week.

These images show LA’s struggles and victories during the Trump years, and how activists and new leaders emerged.

Among California’s Congressional delegation, all Democrats voted for impeachment, and all Republicans, except David Valadao, voted against impeachment.

Immediate financial relief topped Governor Gavin Newsom's wishlist in an ambitious $227 billion spending plan he released Friday for the upcoming fiscal year.

President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20 in Washington, D.C.

“My hospital already feels like a war zone. COVID is already ravaging our country. I did not think we could sink any lower," LA physician Anna Granata told KCRW.

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