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Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.

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Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.

    Science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’

    Science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’

    “Zoom fatigue” is a generic term for feeling drained after sitting in front of any kind of video conference for much of the day. That’s according to Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction...

    • 48 min
    Why rapid at-home COVID tests are still pending FDA approval

    Why rapid at-home COVID tests are still pending FDA approval

    Innova Medical Group, based in Pasadena, has developed a test people can buy over the counter and use at home. It costs $5 and produces results in about 30 minutes. It’s complete with a nasal swab, chemical solution, and paper-like strip. Innova...

    • 50 min
    What’s in California’s new $7 billion COVID relief package

    What’s in California’s new $7 billion COVID relief package

    Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $7.6 billion stimulus package for California. Millions of residents will receive $600 checks. There’s money for small businesses, and relief for child care providers and college students. The package passed...

    • 49 min
    When might Southern California reach COVID herd immunity?

    When might Southern California reach COVID herd immunity?

    Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all been declining in LA County. Dr. George Rutherford, professor of epidemiology at UC San Francisco, says cases in Southern California are dropping quickly because of naturally acquired immunity...

    • 1 hr
    Why museums are still closed while other businesses have reopened in California

    Why museums are still closed while other businesses have reopened in California

    Indoor museums are still closed — while malls, tattoo shops, hair and nail salons have been open since Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted parts of the state’s stay-at-home order last month. There’s now an odd scenario: The gift shop is open at the Los...

    • 50 min
    Reopening California schools: Public officials v. teachers unions

    Reopening California schools: Public officials v. teachers unions

    The Biden administration and the CDC say it’s safe for teachers to return to classrooms before they’re vaccinated. California Governor Gavin Newsom agrees. In LA County, teachers will be eligible for the vaccine starting March 1. LAUSD...

    • 50 min

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