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Amazon Plans To Open A Clothing Store In Glendale–Why?

A photo of an Amazon GO store in Seattle, Washington.
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People walk by an Amazon Go store at the Inc. headquarters on May 20, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.

COVID-19 AMA: Studies Show Boosters Protect Best Against Omicron, L.A. County Sees Deadliest Day Since March 2021, And More

COVID Update 1.21.22

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with registered nurse and professor of nursing and public health at UCLA, Kristen R. Choi.

Topics today include:

  • C.D.C. studies show boosters provide the best protection against the Omicron variant 
  • Post-infection immunity was very effective against Delta, but C.D.C. says vaccines still offer the best defense 
  • L.A. County reports 102 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, the deadliest pandemic day since March 2021 
  • Coronavirus transmission rates are falling across California
  • Fauci says the F.D.A. could authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5 in the next month 
  • UCSF scientists detect anomalies in people with post-COVID “brain fog” 
  • Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus 
  • L.A. schools see coronavirus rates decline 

Amazon Plans To Open A Clothing Store In Glendale–Why? 

Amazon, Clothing, And Retail Revolution 1.21.22

Amazon said Thursday that it plans to open a clothing store in the Americana at Brand in Glendale later this year. It’s the latest foray into brick-and-mortar for the retail giant, which already sells more than 10% of all clothes in the U.S.

The store will sell women’s and men’s clothing, as well as shoes and other accessories. Experts say the data and consumer insights Amazon may gain from the physical store could be yet another blow to traditional clothing sellers.

Today on AirTalk, Larry discusses Amazon’s latest attempt to get into brick-and-mortar with e-commerce reporter for Bloomberg Spencer Soper and associate director of insights at Dentsu Alexis DeSalva Kahler.

With files from the Associated Press

FilmWeek: ‘Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom,’ ‘Compartment No. 6,’ ‘Salt In My Soul’ And More

FW Reviews 1.21.22

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Claudia Puig review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

Previewing This Year’s Sundance Film Festival As The Events Go Virtual Amid Omicron Surge

FW Sundance 2022 Check In 1.21.22

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City’s Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition this week. But if 2021 proved anything, it’s that the world’s premier independent film festival is more than its ski town locale. This year Sundance is back online and armed with nine days of high profile documentaries about everyone from Kanye West and Princess Diana to Lucille Ball and Bill Cosby, buzzy first films from knowns and unknowns, virtual gatherings and filmmaker Q&As. The festival had planned to return to the mountains this year, but two weeks before thousands were set to gather in Park City, Utah, organizers decided to pivot as many have done amid the omicron surge. Today, we check in with KPCC and LAist arts and entertainment host John Horn to preview the events.

With files from the Associated Press 

Sian Heder On ‘CODA’ Following Record Breaking Premiere At Last Year’s Sundance Film Festival

FW Sian Heder Interview 1.21.22

“CODA,” Sian Heder’s critically acclaimed drama, made more than a splash at the Sundance Film Festival last year. It garnered a historic four major awards and landed a $24 million deal with Apple. CODA stands for child of deaf adults. In the film, Ruby, who is a CODA, is the only hearing member of her family. She’s her family’s interpreter to the hearing world but finds herself caught between them and her passion for singing. This week on Filmweek, we repurpose part of John Horn’s conversation with Heder, which he recorded last year.

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