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Brian Russom

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Bakersfield resident, former social worker

Brian Russom on KCRW

Bakersfield residents share their personal challenges in getting affordable health insurance, and weigh in on the Republicans’ new health care bill.

57-year-old former Trump supporter: Republicans' health plan is 'garbage'

Bakersfield residents share their personal challenges in getting affordable health insurance, and weigh in on the Republicans’ new health care bill.

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Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen described the president as a racist, a conman, and a cheat during his hearing before the House Oversight Committee today.

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Maybe you’ve heard of James Hart Stern, the black man who took over the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group.

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British actress Emma Thompson has walked away from a job at Skydance Media over its hiring of John Lassetter.

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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.

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Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River that officials cleared out last year?

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“Leaving Neverland,” the documentary about two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson as kids, is raising questions about how children process sexual abuse.

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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.

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

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