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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 Los Angeles City Council has come under ramped-up scrutiny following ongoing protests for racial justice.

“What’s going to happen is in our control.…The Fourth of July is associated with lots of partying and drinking, and that sort of leads to some opportunities for poor judgment,” says…

The LA City Council voted Wednesday to   slash $150 million   from the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget.

“We can’t act like nothing happened.” The service was a moment for his friends and family to remember him. But they also demanded answers from authorities.

Dr. Michael Wilkes says the risk of contracting the virus might rise as restrictions ease, leading to a liability showdown in the workplace between employers and employees.

Ongoing protests for racial justice have forced many to consider the role race plays in their lives.  Race can influence interactions with friends and neighbors, and where people shop…

Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez have introduced a motion that would create an alternative to police: a newly developed nonviolent…

Thousands of high school students in LA are graduating this week. What’s next for them, well, everyone is trying to figure that out.

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LAUSD announced on Monday that students won’t return to in-classroom learning when school starts on August 18. How will parents and teachers plan for more remote learning?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new investigation found that transporting deportees can spread COVID-19 around America and back in the deportees’ home countries.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The Orange County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to recommend in-person education starting next month.

OC Board of Education recommends schools reopen without masks or social distancing

The Orange County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to recommend in-person education starting next month.

from Greater LA

LAUSD announced on Monday that students won’t return to in-classroom learning when school starts on August 18. How will parents and teachers plan for more remote learning?

LAUSD goes all-online this fall. A parent and a teacher weigh in

LAUSD announced on Monday that students won’t return to in-classroom learning when school starts on August 18. How will parents and teachers plan for more remote learning?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many businesses in California are required to shut down again, including beauty salons. Rosey Ibarra owns Social Salon Suites in Glendale.

Hair salons are closing again. Some owners fear they won't survive financially

Many businesses in California are required to shut down again, including beauty salons. Rosey Ibarra owns Social Salon Suites in Glendale.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rules are in place for Hollywood to begin production again. Actors are being asked to apply their own makeup. Cast and crew can expect to get tested at least once a week.

The ups and downs of shooting a TV show now

Rules are in place for Hollywood to begin production again. Actors are being asked to apply their own makeup. Cast and crew can expect to get tested at least once a week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rabbits in Europe, Asia, and Australia have succumbed to rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD). Millions have died. Now RHD is spreading in the U.S.

What a rabbit plague can teach humans about coronavirus

Rabbits in Europe, Asia, and Australia have succumbed to rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD). Millions have died. Now RHD is spreading in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

California closes indoor businesses statewide as COVID-19 cases surge

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

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The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

Santa Barbara grows a third of California’s pot, thanks to political loopholes

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

from Greater LA

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

New LA program gives rent relief. But tenants must be fast and lucky to get it

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

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