The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 approaches 200,000. An upcoming presidential election lays bare Americans’ ugliest partisan divides and tribal impulses. Also, the 9/11 attacks took place 19 years ago today. Everything feels overwhelming right now. KCRW checks in with someone who’s been a calming and reassuring presence throughout these and other crises: Rabbi Steve Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
Healing words from a spiritual leader — amid fires, COVID, 9/11 anniversary
From this Episode:
In scorched Northern California, a town is hollowed out, evacuees are isolated, resources are strained
“There were charred trees, empty lots where nothing much was left other than crumpled metal, maybe some chimneys here and there, burned out cars. And there were downed power...
LA rabbi reminds everyone to focus on beauty that remains — amid fires, COVID, 9/11 anniversary
"When we remove certain things from our lives, it leaves some very beautiful things behind. And it creates the room, the vacuum for beautiful things to emerge," says Rabbi...
UV light, masks, shields: How a Glendale salon owner is keeping clients and stylists safe
Governor Gavin Newsom says salons and barbershops can reopen for indoor services, even in high-risk counties like LA. But they can only open at 25% capacity.
Pro football is back. NFL invests heavily in COVID testing and contact tracing
“I wish the country would care as much as these sports leagues are as far as contact tracing and testing and rapid testing. So they’ve invested a lot of money in that. And...