Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.
KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep.
California plans to launch a statewide electronic vaccine verification program, which Gov. Gavin Newsom does not call a passport.
In 1920, jazz singer Mamie Smith released a record called “Crazy Blues.” She was the first Black female singer to record and release a blues song.
This month, the NFL announced it would end its practice of “race norming.”
Many KCRW listeners told Press Play they wanted to continue doing less now that the state has fully reopened.
Reality shows were a big source of comfort for many people during quarantine.
This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.
Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday marked Naftali Bennett’s first day as Israel’s prime minister.
Critics review “ In the Heights ,” the film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical, all about the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City; “The…
Just one Bitcoin transaction uses as much power as an average American household consumes in an entire month. That’s according to the website Digiconomist.
With the pandemic waning, Bavel in LA’s Arts District has once again become one of the toughest restaurant reservations to get.
California fully reopens on June 15, which means vaccinated residents can ditch their masks in most places. But not necessarily the workplace — yet.
National Geographic announced there is a fifth ocean around Antarctica. It's called the Southern Ocean. The designation has big implications for our understanding of climate change.
The cost of living surged 5% last month, according to the Department of Labor. That’s the highest inflation rate we’ve seen in more than a decade.
Part of Vice President Harris’ portfolio is tackling the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Once they’re in U.S.
Lin Manuel Miranda's breakout 2008 musical "In the Heights" won four Tony Awards. Now it’s been turned into a movie.
Picture yourself suspended in space, staring down at the blue marble you call home. This could soon be a reality, depending on your tax bracket, height and weight.
The FDA approved a new drug that’s been described as a milestone for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Aduhelm is the first treatment for the disease in almost two decades.
In her first international trip as vice president, Kamala Harris visited Central America this week.