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KCRW Investigates

KCRW Investigates

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KCRW Investigates is an ongoing series focusing on some of the most vulnerable workers and the industries that employ them. 

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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.

Immigrant communities across California have been rattled by news of increased raids and detainments by the Trump administration.

Get hurt at work? File for workers comp. That's the fund that takes care of you if you have a job-related injury.

More and more workers are employed in the so-called "gig economy" - as temp workers, part timers or independent contractors.

The nature of work is changing with serious long lasting consequences for both employers and workers.

Imagine losing a limb, going blind or almost dying on the job. And then imagine not being able to hold those responsible accountable.

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.

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Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to restoring the cathedral.

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Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

‘Her Smell:’ a music bio-pic of degradation and addiction to redemption

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Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

‘Us’ composer on writing music that makes your heart stop

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to the cathedral’s restoration.

A backlash as philanthropists fund Notre Dame’s restoration

Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to the cathedral’s restoration.

Democrats are at a crossroads now that the Mueller report is out.

After Mueller report, should Democrats push for impeachment or focus on 2020 race?

Democrats are at a crossroads now that the Mueller report is out.

Ken joined Josh Barro on this week's Left, Right & Center episode to discuss the Mueller report with Rich Lowry and Christine Emba

Ken White on the Mueller report with Left, Right & Center

Ken joined Josh Barro on this week's Left, Right & Center episode to discuss the Mueller report with Rich Lowry and Christine Emba

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Impeachment talk started again among Democrats Thursday with the release of the redacted Mueller report. Many still see that as too politically risky even though they see Trump as unfit for office.

Will Democrats 'follow the Mueller Report to where it leads'?

Impeachment talk started again among Democrats Thursday with the release of the redacted Mueller report. Many still see that as too politically risky even though they see Trump as unfit for office.

from NPR

Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

What’s in the 400-page Mueller report?

Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Stories about women by women are still very rare onscreen. Just apply the Bechdel Test to recent releases and see how few pass.

‘Little Woods’ explores the challenges facing women in rural America

Stories about women by women are still very rare onscreen. Just apply the Bechdel Test to recent releases and see how few pass.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand