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The City of LA will open the Section 8 housing voucher waitlist next month.

The City of LA will open the Section 8 housing voucher waitlist next month. But there will likely be 10 times as many applicants as available vouchers — plus the challenge of finding a landlord who accepts the program.

from Greater LA

Will fewer parking spaces mean more affordable housing?

California developers can provide fewer parking spaces in new buildings located a half mile from major transit stops, thanks to Gov. Newsom recently signing AB 2097.

Fan of street cart fruit? CA vendors gain clearer path to legal permits

Health codes and food regulations used to be so complex that many vendors on California sidewalks and at beaches couldn’t get permits. It all changes thanks to Gov.

Wind turbines off CA coast? Big engineering feat generates anxiety

The Biden administration has chosen two sections off the California coast to build massive wind turbines, but environmentalists and commercial fishing groups are concerned.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Sep. 27 2 hr, 49 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Sep. 26 2 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Sep. 26 1 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Sep. 25 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Sep. 25 1 hr, 59 min

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Legendary new wave band Tears for Fears joins us at The Village Studios for a killer set spanning classics like “Mad World,” to standouts from their latest album, “The Tipping Point.”

from Live From

Philosopher Kieran Setiya offers a guide to navigating life’s hardships and living well.

from Life Examined

Need a release? How about several? Find us feeling euphoric as we arrive upon New Release Friday once again.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! I’m sitting on the tour bus in Fort Smith AR. We actually had some fall weather for a few days but that’s over with and we’re back into the heat.

from Henry Rollins

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Bad Bunny’s latest music video focuses on Puerto Rico and its people’s ability to preserve amid chronic power outages five years after Hurricane Maria.

Reggaetonero Bad Bunny breaks down masculinity, uplifts Puerto Rico

Bad Bunny’s latest music video focuses on Puerto Rico and its people’s ability to preserve amid chronic power outages five years after Hurricane Maria.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Giorgia Meloni is likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister and the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Her coalition won the most votes over the weekend.

Fascist Giorgia Meloni to lead Italy, could be out in 1 year, says historian

Giorgia Meloni is likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister and the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Her coalition won the most votes over the weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wednesday was supposed to be the next January 6 insurrection hearing, but the U.S. House Select Committee postponed it due to Hurricane Ian threatening the Florida coast.

Next for Jan. 6 Committee: Does Ginni Thomas have proof of insurrection scheme?

Wednesday was supposed to be the next January 6 insurrection hearing, but the U.S. House Select Committee postponed it due to Hurricane Ian threatening the Florida coast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sometimes black market dealers buy blocks of restaurant reservations. So some establishments now have memberships for booking ahead.

How to score a seat at a restaurant that’s always booked?

Sometimes black market dealers buy blocks of restaurant reservations. So some establishments now have memberships for booking ahead.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

America often thinks of itself as a hero during World War II. But its culpability during the Holocaust is the subject is a new PBS documentary.

US viewed Jews as ‘less worthy’ leading up to WWII, PBS film shows

America often thinks of itself as a hero during World War II. But its culpability during the Holocaust is the subject is a new PBS documentary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs x Gabriels’ battle for the top re-heats with Santigold hot on their heels. Plus, The Comet Is Coming makes charting… cosmic.

KCRW’s Top 30: The Comet Is Coming, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Santigold

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs x Gabriels’ battle for the top re-heats with Santigold hot on their heels. Plus, The Comet Is Coming makes charting… cosmic.

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, September 27, 2022

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The most effectively designed tortilla packages are ones that, like the best tortillas, feel homemade: bearing imperfections, yet full of panache, with a well-rounded quality that…

A wrap for the wrap: Some love for tortilla package design

The most effectively designed tortilla packages are ones that, like the best tortillas, feel homemade: bearing imperfections, yet full of panache, with a well-rounded quality that…

from Good Food

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 27, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 27, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 27, 2022.

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

While on tour in the early 70s, guitarist Hank Swarn had been writing and collecting songs.

Shirley Nanette: ‘People Are Thinking’

While on tour in the early 70s, guitarist Hank Swarn had been writing and collecting songs.

from Today's Top Tune

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, September 26, 2022

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, September 26, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

SoCal is facing a third year of La Niña, meaning drier and hotter conditions with no end in sight, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Boldt.

‘Triple dip’ La Niña: Drier, hotter weather in store for SoCal

SoCal is facing a third year of La Niña, meaning drier and hotter conditions with no end in sight, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Boldt.

from Greater LA

Mission Viejo City Councilmembers Wendy Bucknum, Greg Raths, and Ed Sachs were sued by a resident last month for improperly extending their term limits.

Will Mission Viejo lose majority of its City Council in just a few days?

Mission Viejo City Councilmembers Wendy Bucknum, Greg Raths, and Ed Sachs were sued by a resident last month for improperly extending their term limits.

from Greater LA

Celebrate the raw power and chaotic joy of the live talents at Primavera Sound LA.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Boy Harsher, Darkside, Khruangbin

Celebrate the raw power and chaotic joy of the live talents at Primavera Sound LA.

from Music News

Mississippi sued Brett Favre this year for allegedly misspending state welfare funds on sports stadiums.

How did anti-poverty money go to Brett Favre’s pet projects?

Mississippi sued Brett Favre this year for allegedly misspending state welfare funds on sports stadiums.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An Arizona judge has ruled the state’s Civil War-era prohibition of abortions can be enforced. It’s the latest state to restrict access to the procedure.

Arizona restores near-total ban on abortion from Civil War era

An Arizona judge has ruled the state’s Civil War-era prohibition of abortions can be enforced. It’s the latest state to restrict access to the procedure.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand