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The official death count in Puerto Rico attributed to Hurricane Maria is 64 people.

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still struggling

The official death count in Puerto Rico attributed to Hurricane Maria is 64 people.

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It's taken almost a month for the shooting death of 17-year-old, African American  Trayvon Martin  to become a national issue.

Guns, Race and Trayvon Martin

It's taken almost a month for the shooting death of 17-year-old, African American Trayvon Martin to become a national issue.

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Three decades after Rodney King was pulled over for a traffic violation and beaten by the LAPD, law enforcement officers are now learning to reduce pretextual stops.

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The book “The Quiet Before” is about big social movements and what shaped them, from the 16th century Scientific Revolution to today’s Black Lives Matter protests.

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LA’s youth climate leaders keep up with their schoolwork as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and try to secure a liveable future.

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LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

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The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

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When the LA Riots broke out, KJLH-FM dropped its all-music format to become a voice for the community. Its former news director reflects on the events.

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Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.

People over 85 are the fastest growing age group in California, according to state analyses. Commentator Joe Mathews says that makes Sen. Dianne Feinstein indispensable.

from Zócalo's Connecting California