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The Takeaway, hosted by Tanzina Vega is a one-hour daily news show that reveals unexpected insights into the day’s news, fills a need for greater context, and interacts with audiences in a way that no other public radio news program offers. The Takeaway convenes conversations across social divides to give listeners not just the information, but the complex, nuanced perspectives they need for understanding and participation. 

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As more vaccines are available, students return to classrooms, and people start booking travel again, the idea of returning to life outside might seem daunting.

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LA County is now looking at pre-winter surge numbers. The seven-day positivity rate is about 3%, which is the lowest since the early days of the pandemic.

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Johnson & Johnson says it will ship out nearly 4 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this week — after the FDA authorized it for emergency use on Saturday.

Ethics around COVID vaccine shopping: Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna?

Johnson & Johnson says it will ship out nearly 4 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this week — after the FDA authorized it for emergency use on Saturday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

Vaccine FAQs: How to get shots for you and your family in California

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

Packaging for online orders: How to make it more sustainable?

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

from Greater LA

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in about two weeks for millions of people still out of work because of coronavirus.

California’s EDD remains susceptible to fraud, as more federal COVID relief is on the horizon

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in about two weeks for millions of people still out of work because of coronavirus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The FDA issued emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine over the weekend, and the Biden administration says it could start arriving today.

With COVID numbers down, what’s next for LA?

The FDA issued emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine over the weekend, and the Biden administration says it could start arriving today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since the start of the pandemic, Kelli Lloyd has fallen behind on rent for her Baldwin Hills area apartment, which she says is a first.

New $2.6 billion California rent relief program aims to help the most vulnerable renters and their landlords

Since the start of the pandemic, Kelli Lloyd has fallen behind on rent for her Baldwin Hills area apartment, which she says is a first.

from Greater LA

During the pandemic, many renters have stayed in their homes because of local and state eviction protections, but are still on the hook for back rent.

Tenants with months of back rent hope statewide relief will help

During the pandemic, many renters have stayed in their homes because of local and state eviction protections, but are still on the hook for back rent.

from Greater LA

Michelle Steel won a seat in Congress last November, so now there is a special election to replace her on the OC Board of Supervisors, and voting ends March 9.

These candidates are vying to replace Michelle Steel on the OC Board of Supervisors

Michelle Steel won a seat in Congress last November, so now there is a special election to replace her on the OC Board of Supervisors, and voting ends March 9.

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