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Musician Ahmad Jamal has been a major jazz figure since the 1950s. <em>Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse</em> is a set of never-before-released recordings of Jamal in his prime.

After Republicans won big in Florida, Democrats and the groups that organize for them are reckoning with what went so red in the country's largest swing state.

Voters in several cities approved ballot measures to cap rents, part of a larger resurgence of rent control. Economists warn that such caps can actually reduce affordable housing overall.

Ukraine is still recovering from the latest Russian airstrikes. Ukraine's air defenses have proved more resilient than expected. But can it cope this winter with an onslaught on the electricity grid?

What can polls tell us? (Not a lot.) Why did ballot measures favor abortion rights while abortion rights opponents won handily? (It's complicated.) And more lessons from the midterms.

The National Dog Show has been a staple of Thanksgiving Day for two decades. This year, it features three new breeds: the Bracco Italiano, the Russian toy and the mudi.

Brazilians who voted against President Jair Bolsonaro are torn about sporting the yellow soccer jersey after the far-right leader and his supporters adopted the shirt.

Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez have been drawing and writing their comic book series <em>Love and Rockets</em> since 1982.

Demand for batteries has sent lithium prices soaring. But building new mines is controversial and time-consuming. So existing mines are hitting overdrive and boosting production as much as they can.

Art curator Susannah Perlman, who lost her mother to COVID-19, created the Hero Art Project on the National Mall to eternalize the smiles of other health care workers lost to the pandemic.

<em>G-Man</em> by Yale historian Beverly Gage examines how Hoover held onto power and describes his complicated legacy on racial justice and surveillance.

Former Vice President Mike Pence tells <em>Morning Edition</em> that he and former President Donald Trump have gone "our separate ways." Pence looks back on pivotal moments and ahead to what he might do next.

More from KCRW

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

from Greater LA

Desalination of ocean water, long-considered too energy-inefficient and environmentally destructive, is increasingly finding its way into California’s water future.

from Greater LA

The City of Laguna Beach is poised to take control of several Orange County beaches. What will this mean for beachgoers?

from Greater LA

The Latest

About 10% of the water shuttled through the LA Aqueduct gets lost to evaporation. To stop it, LA DWP wants to cover some of those miles of water with solar panels.

To save more water and create more renewable energy, turn to solar canals

About 10% of the water shuttled through the LA Aqueduct gets lost to evaporation. To stop it, LA DWP wants to cover some of those miles of water with solar panels.

from Greater LA

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.

San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to have a good reason to carry a gun in public. Could that impact strict gun laws in other states?

CA gun laws could be affected by SCOTUS ruling in NY case

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to have a good reason to carry a gun in public. Could that impact strict gun laws in other states?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a few weeks, COVID will likely rise nationwide due to holiday travel and gatherings. Teams are working on a universal COVID vaccine, but funding is in short supply.

Universal COVID vaccine: Scientists are working but lack funding

In a few weeks, COVID will likely rise nationwide due to holiday travel and gatherings. Teams are working on a universal COVID vaccine, but funding is in short supply.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Walt Disney Company board of directors reinstated Bob Iger as CEO and ousted Bob Chapek on Sunday. Can Iger cope with Disney’s many challenges?

Bob Iger is back. Can he cope with Disney’s many challenges?

The Walt Disney Company board of directors reinstated Bob Iger as CEO and ousted Bob Chapek on Sunday. Can Iger cope with Disney’s many challenges?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Panelists discuss the current state of Russia’s war against Ukraine, how democracy is shifting across the globe, and the legacy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Is Democracy at risk with Russia’s war on Ukraine?

Panelists discuss the current state of Russia’s war against Ukraine, how democracy is shifting across the globe, and the legacy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

from Left, Right & Center

Esteemed physician Dr. Stephen Bezruchka explains why spending the most in the midst of inequality and flawed politics produces an unhealthy prognosis.

The US spends almost as much on healthcare as the rest of the world combined and has one of the worst outcomes

Esteemed physician Dr. Stephen Bezruchka explains why spending the most in the midst of inequality and flawed politics produces an unhealthy prognosis.

from Scheer Intelligence

Joe Mathews will eat a slice of chocolate pie this Thanksgiving in honor of his great-aunt Fern, who changed his family through her career as a teacher.

Changing family through education: Joe Mathews thanks his late great-aunt

Joe Mathews will eat a slice of chocolate pie this Thanksgiving in honor of his great-aunt Fern, who changed his family through her career as a teacher.

from Zócalo's Connecting California