Ali Breland

technology and disinformation reporter for Mother Jones

Ali Breland on KCRW

COVID-19 is bringing back one thing that helps us feel connected: chain emails. These community-driven email lists feature all sorts of things, including recipes and prayers.

Chain mail is back, but some of it might be spreading fake COVID-19 news

COVID-19 is bringing back one thing that helps us feel connected: chain emails. These community-driven email lists feature all sorts of things, including recipes and prayers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

There’s been a lot of mask confusion during the COVID pandemic. What’s the difference between N95, KN95, and KF94? Is double-masking with a cloth and surgical mask effective?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Artificial intelligence can predict breast cancer years before it shows up on a mammogram, according to a new MIT study .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The European Union is being rattled with coronavirus cases rising, though 70% of residents are at least partially vaccinated.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite two straight years of pandemic challenges, a longtime seasonal tradition is soldiering on.

from KCRW Features

A doctor from San Bernardino County explains how he’s handling another COVID surge as the Omicron variant spreads, and how he talks to vaccine skeptics.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Roughly 4.4 million Southland residents are expected to hit the road or take to the skies this Thanksgiving.

from KCRW Features

Omicron is partly driving LA’s record-breaking COVID surge. UCSF’s Dr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We may need additional booster shots down the line, but for now the fully vaccinated are well protected against Omicron, according to Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis.

from KCRW Features

A special LRC to mark the end of 2021 and Josh’s run as host.

from Left, Right & Center