America Arias

News Producer

Freelance news producer in L.A. who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was nine years old.

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President Trump’s travel ban has already affected Muslims across the country.

Dreamers under Trump

President Trump’s travel ban has already affected Muslims across the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Abortions were considered common in the 19th century. How did the medical procedure become so politicized today?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dancers at a North Hollywood strip club say owners and security guards don’t keep them safe. What do they want workplace safety to look like?

from Greater LA

More celebrities and prominent figures are starting to donate money to the LA mayoral candidate of their choice. And some of them are willing to spend big.

from KCRW Features

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists discuss what might have motivated the recent shooting in Buffalo, NY. They also analyze “the Great Replacement Theory” and Trump’s hold on the GOP.

from Left, Right & Center

“ CARE Court ” aims to help Californians with mental health and addiction disorders, but civil liberty activists question its effectiveness and legality.

from Greater LA

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the Ukraine-Russia conflict as a proxy war between Russia and NATO. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on that characterization.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County saw more than 12,000 new COVID cases between Saturday and Monday. And over the past month, test positivity doubled and hospitalizations jumped by 80%.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Californians can now send in their mail-in ballots for the 2022 primary election. Who’s running? How does California’s permanent mail-in ballot system work?

from KCRW Features