Illegal mining in Brazil: Danger for locals, resources for tech companies
People are illegally mining the Amazon rainforest for gold and tin ore. Some of those elements are going to Google and Apple. The mines are threatening Indigenous communities.
Massive rain storms across the nation are causing devastating floods and community damage, including in California’s deserts, the American South, and Korea.
NY Attorney General Letitia James is leading a probe into Trump’s business practices. When she met with the former president this week, he responded “same answer” to hours of her questions.
Guests review new movie releases: “Summering,” “Inu-Oh,” “Emily the Criminal,” and “Day Shift.”
A simple drink of yogurt, water, and salt can replenish electrolytes and slake thirst during hot weather.
Opera techniques are helping long COVID patients recover
A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal stamina.
The LA City Council voted 11-3 on Tuesday to ban people from sitting, sleeping, lying on, or storing property within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.
The new LAUSD term begins on August 15 — with eased COVID rules. Wearing masks is now optional, and weekly universal testing will no longer happen.
McDonald's has removed a Beyond Meat burger after a six-month trial run due to lackluster sales. Why are fast food chains struggling to make plant-based options work?
South LA doctor stretches monkeypox vax, hopes to accommodate walk-ups
LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.
Former WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for drug smuggling. The Biden administration is working to free her.
Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.
The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”
KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.
Desert Daze, Primavera Sound: There's a music festival for everyone this summer, fall
Four upcoming festivals will make you remember why you love music so much: This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound.
HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging into one service. It’s part of an aggressive course correction that isn’t centered on streaming content.
The Senate just passed a massive bill aimed at fighting climate change, cutting prescription drug prices, and raising taxes on rich companies. What would California gain?
Georgia has new tax rules allowing an embryo to be claimed as a dependent on state tax returns. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcombe has signed a law that bans abortion from the moment of conception.
A Texas court has ordered Alex Jones to pay nearly $50 million to a family whose child died in the Sandy Hook school shooting. Now he faces two more similar trials with other families.
6th Street Viaduct speaks to LA’s need for more public space
Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.
Mark Finchem, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives and the far-right Oath Keepers, is now the Republican nominee for secretary of state.
New texts from Alex Jones’ phone indicate he may have withheld evidence during his defamation case against the families of victims in the Sandy Hook shooting.
Critics review new film releases: “Bullet Train,” “Easter Sunday,” “Sharp Stick,” and “Bodies Bodies Bodies.”
The repertoire of raw or lightly-cured fish on offer in Southern California restaurants is epic and includes crudo, sashimi, poke, ceviche and aguachile.