Danielle Chiriguayo

KCRW Staff

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Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

What you need to know about LA County’s new voting system

Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

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Mattel released its latest collector’s item on Thursday: a   Dia de los Muertos themed Barbie  .

Where is the Dia de los Muertos Barbie?

Mattel released its latest collector’s item on Thursday: a Dia de los Muertos themed Barbie .

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The Santa Fe Art Colony near the Arts District opened in 1986 as LA’s first publicly subsidized artists’ housing. On November 1, rents are increasing for all tenants.

from Greater LA

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

California’s healthcare system wouldn’t function without the contributions of people born abroad.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The coworking giant WeWork said it would raise world consciousness and rebuild cities, with help from architect Bjarke Ingels.

from Design and Architecture

“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence

Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

from Scheer Intelligence