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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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Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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KCRW remembers each of the 11 people who died during the mass shooting in Monterey Park after the city’s Lunar New Year celebration. All of them were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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LA’s annual homeless count determines how resources get distributed to the region’s unhoused residents.

Questions about accuracy trigger changes to LA’s homeless count

LA’s annual homeless count determines how resources get distributed to the region’s unhoused residents.

from Greater LA

With LA’s COVID-era eviction rules expiring at the end of the month, the City Council voted unanimously to expand tenant protections.

Protecting renters from eviction: LA City Council takes action

With LA’s COVID-era eviction rules expiring at the end of the month, the City Council voted unanimously to expand tenant protections.

from Greater LA

Deadly mass shootings occurred in Half Moon Bay and Oakland on Monday, following Saturday’s massacre in Monterey Park.

CA has strict gun laws. What undermines their effectiveness?

Deadly mass shootings occurred in Half Moon Bay and Oakland on Monday, following Saturday’s massacre in Monterey Park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A lawsuit claims the Getty family has avoided paying up to $300 million in California taxes. The story reveals how ultra-rich people’s tactics widen the U.S. wealth gap.

A Getty’s secret affair reveals how the ultra-wealthy avoid paying taxes

A lawsuit claims the Getty family has avoided paying up to $300 million in California taxes. The story reveals how ultra-rich people’s tactics widen the U.S. wealth gap.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the last year, there have been more calls for workers’ rights and higher wages.

Dining is one of the toughest industries, more restaurants workers are unionizing

In the last year, there have been more calls for workers’ rights and higher wages.

from Greater LA

Roget Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

This LA native produces music for J. Lo, Mary J. Blige. Meet Roget Chahayed

Roget Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

from Greater LA

Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are running for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, and Barbara Lee is expected to officially join the race too.

Running for Senate is expensive. Schiff and Porter need headstarts

Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are running for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, and Barbara Lee is expected to officially join the race too.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is home to the world’s most breathtaking places. But Zocalo Columnist Joe Mathews says its nature also makes it a challenging place to live.

Op-ed: California’s greatest paradox? It’s dangerous beauty

California is home to the world’s most breathtaking places. But Zocalo Columnist Joe Mathews says its nature also makes it a challenging place to live.