Blain Roberts

professor of history at Fresno State

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Blain Roberts on KCRW

The Miss America Organization announced today that it plans to drop the swimsuit competition -- a tradition that was always controversial.

Miss America pageant dumps swimsuits

The Miss America Organization announced today that it plans to drop the swimsuit competition -- a tradition that was always controversial.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the grand jury empaneled to consider indictments for or related to former President Trump, and more.

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More than half of all American adults have been vaccinated, according to the Biden administration, and life is seemingly speeding back to normal.

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Amazon has announced it will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use, save for employees who fall under regulations of the Department of Transportation like delivery…

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It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

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Crowns & Hops , based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery.

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The former Congress member talks to Robert Scheer about his life and the dramatic events surrounding his political rise, as told in his new book “The Division of Light and Power.”

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"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

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The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

from KCRW Features