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“Imperial March” is the standard by which all movie villain themes are judged. That’s according to Frank Lehman, author of “The Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars.”
Dec. 20from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?
Mar. 27from KCRW Features
Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.
Mar. 26from KCRW Features
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One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.
Mar. 26from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”
Mar. 26from Greater LA
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?
To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…
Mar. 25from Greater LA
Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.
Mar. 28from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
LA Rabbi Steve Leder says there’s a lot of catastrophic (and thus unproductive) thinking among his congregants.
With theaters nationwide closed, we talk about what you can stream at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“ Crip Camp ” is a documentary about a 1970s summer camp for teens…
While California braces for another weekend at home, states nationwide are adapting different tactics during the COVID-19 outbreak.