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On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.

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It's the first day of school at LAUSD, and teachers have a new contract that resulted from their six-day strike in January.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events. KCRW is tracking LA visits by…

from News Stories

LAUSD kids are back in their classrooms today. For parents, it means buying new school supplies, dropping off their kids at school or at a bus stop, and fighting traffic.

from Greater LA

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Italy’s government collapsed today, and it joins a growing list of countries where the far-right is gaining power.

Italy's prime minister steps down as the far-right party rises

Italy’s government collapsed today, and it joins a growing list of countries where the far-right is gaining power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As Los Angeles Unified students go back to school, the president of the teachers union says several changes will be implemented this year.

Back to school: what's different?

As Los Angeles Unified students go back to school, the president of the teachers union says several changes will be implemented this year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week, hundreds of CEOs from major U.S. corporations signed a    statement    that says maximizing shareholder profits will no longer be their companies' primary goal.

America's biggest corporations pledge to put workers ahead of shareholders

This week, hundreds of CEOs from major U.S. corporations signed a statement that says maximizing shareholder profits will no longer be their companies' primary goal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are rosé-flavored candies, donuts and ice cream. Now Driscoll’s is offering rosé-flavored strawberries.

Rosé-flavored strawberries: marketing ploy or truly delicious?

There are rosé-flavored candies, donuts and ice cream. Now Driscoll’s is offering rosé-flavored strawberries.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

In fire-prone areas, how much longer can residents afford to insure their homes?

Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

from Greater LA

There’s been a rash of deaths inside Orange County's jail system. The Sheriff’s Department runs those jails and isn’t giving many details about why those people died in their custody.

Why is Orange County Sheriff’s Department tight-lipped on inmate deaths?

There’s been a rash of deaths inside Orange County's jail system. The Sheriff’s Department runs those jails and isn’t giving many details about why those people died in their custody.

from Greater LA

Nine months after the Woolsey Fire destroyed nearly 500 single-family homes, the city is focused on rebuilding. But how can we make new homes more fire resistant?

Malibu doubles down on fire-resistant homes

Nine months after the Woolsey Fire destroyed nearly 500 single-family homes, the city is focused on rebuilding. But how can we make new homes more fire resistant?

from Greater LA

Last November's Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

Fire insurance is too damn high. What's a homeowner to do?

Last November's Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

from Greater LA