KCRW Investigates is an ongoing series focusing on some of the most vulnerable workers and the industries that employ them.
RoundUp is the most popular weed killer in the world, and lately the most controversial. Millions of gallons of it are sprayed on playgrounds, farms and backyards all over California.
Apr. 24, 2017
Immigrant communities across California have been rattled by news of increased raids and detainments by the Trump administration.
Apr. 18, 2017
Get hurt at work? File for workers comp. That's the fund that takes care of you if you have a job-related injury.
Mar. 7, 2017
More and more workers are employed in the so-called "gig economy" - as temp workers, part timers or independent contractors.
Feb. 2, 2017
The nature of work is changing with serious long lasting consequences for both employers and workers.
Nov. 30, 2016
Imagine losing a limb, going blind or almost dying on the job. And then imagine not being able to hold those responsible accountable.
Oct. 4, 2016
Seafarers move millions of people and billions of goods around the world every year.
At only nine years old, "Diana" struggled under the weight of heavy food trays at a local pupusería in Pacoima.
Aug. 5, 2016
Generations of listeners have celebrated the signature songs of the artist who died this week at 81. But Withers' greater catalog reveals a man who stuck to his beliefs in the face of the pop machine.
Apr. 4from NPR
An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.
Apr. 2from Greater LA
Health care workers are now dealing with higher levels of depression and anxiety. They’re suffering panic attacks. Some are contemplating suicide.
Apr. 2from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out a new program called the California Health Corps this week.
Apr. 2from KCRW Features
AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties.
Apr. 3from The Business
Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.
Apr. 3from NPR
Are the president’s daily coronavirus briefings standing in for his high-energy rallies?
Apr. 3from Left, Right & Center
In the land of gridlock, car accidents are down and the mayor has ordered more red lights to slow traffic.
Apr. 2from NPR
The crowded, unsanitary conditions on Skid Row are a breeding ground for disease. Now the area has its first confirmed case.
For people sheltering in place, our critics recommend movies that might be falling under the radar: “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire” (Hulu), set in 1770 France, in which a painter observes…
Despite record-breaking unemployment numbers in March, thousands of people are still working during the COVID-19 pandemic.