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In China, some so-called “mistress dispellers” are paid tens of thousands of dollars to break up affairs.
Jun. 20, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This week in L.A., a Chinese-born teenager named Xinlei Zhang was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a gang attack.
Feb. 19, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Orange County Democrats are celebrating a victory that seemed almost impossible 10 years ago.
Aug. 9from KCRW Features
Once again it’s the race for the White House as Reality TV, with 20 performers focused on making the next audition. Are “bold proposals” politically risky?
Jul. 30from To the Point
Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…
Aug. 5from Greater LA
In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.
Aug. 15from Zócalo's Connecting California
This week, the political debate dominated political debate.
Aug. 2from Left, Right & Center
The original purpose of cities was to bring people together. That was their function for thousands of years. Then came the 20th Century and the automobile, which, “blew cities apart.”
Jul. 27from To the Point
The second Democratic presidential debates are happening tonight and Wednesday. Democratic voters consistently rate health care as one of their top concerns.
Jul. 30from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
LA’s City Council voted on Tuesday to renew rules that restrict where people living in their vehicles may park. Community activists say these rules criminalize homelessness.
Jul. 31from Greater LA
Rock musician Cody Marks and her band have been playing at California prisons for more than a decade as part of the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors, which offers music workshops as a form…
Aug. 13from Greater LA