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Albert Samaha

Criminal justice reporter for BuzzFeed News

Albert Samaha on KCRW

Protests were peaceful Thursday in Dallas before shooting broke out.

Dallas Police Praised for Community-Policing Approach

Protests were peaceful Thursday in Dallas before shooting broke out.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Honestly, you know the answer already.

It may look like business as usual on a Friday night at Jumbo’s Clown Room in Hollywood. A lingerie-clad dancer shimmies up the pole, arches back, and drops to the floor.

from KCRW Features

A lot of app-based companies like Uber, GrubHub, and Doordash like to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

And minutes later, he’s indicted — this time, by the state of New York.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Josh and Ken get in studio as Cohen’s testimony begins.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

When a school shooting happens, the tragedy usually gets lots of attention from national news and politicians.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Long Beach, the city once dubbed as “Iowa by the Sea,” is transforming into a mini metropolis by the sea through a revitalization effort that includes new high-rises that will be home…

from KCRW Features

Federal prosecutors announced charges today in what they call the “largest college admissions scam” they’ve ever prosecuted. More than a dozen people charged are from L.A.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s no surprise that many of us make little effort to engage with our public institutions.

from Zócalo's Connecting California