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At California’s competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they’re struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

At California’s competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they’re struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pay equity for US women’s soccer: Could it influence other sports?

The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Five questions to ask if your child has a fever

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L.A.'s big debate — Homelessness: Top candidates for LA Mayor join us live

Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.

With baby formula shortage, parents try making their own. Safe?

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

Featured Shows

Latest DJ Shows

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.

May. 18 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

May. 18 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

May. 18 2 hr, 49 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

May. 17 3 hr

José Galván

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

May. 16 3 hr

All DJ shows

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Metropolis playlist, May 14, 2022.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! Hello from Eugene OR. It’s been raining off an on all day. Shows have been going well and I’m looking forward to tonight. A great show we have lined up for you.

from Henry Rollins

Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze”…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 19, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 19, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 19, 2022.

An extraordinary original turntablist and founding member of the Beat Junkies, J Rocc helped transform the craft into an art form and is a seminal figure in the rise of instrumental…

J Rocc: ‘One’

An extraordinary original turntablist and founding member of the Beat Junkies, J Rocc helped transform the craft into an art form and is a seminal figure in the rise of instrumental…

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, May 18, 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, May 18, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

Talang Gabay: Historic Filipinotown arch is testament to Asian immigrants

A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

from Greater LA

Kevin Beasley’s new art exhibition in LA features mixed media that explores the Black experience and how it shapes American history and culture.

Artist Kevin Beasley looks at Black experience beyond gallery space

Kevin Beasley’s new art exhibition in LA features mixed media that explores the Black experience and how it shapes American history and culture.

from Greater LA

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

Tiny home company cashes in on the homelessness crisis

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

Donate today to pass the mic to diverse communities so we can see more faces like mine in the newsroom.

Support KCRW’s Spring Pledge Drive to celebrate diverse voices

Donate today to pass the mic to diverse communities so we can see more faces like mine in the newsroom.

from Members

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who recently had a stroke, won the Democratic nomination for Senate.

Could Pennsylvania be the most important state in midterm elections?

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who recently had a stroke, won the Democratic nomination for Senate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

Is corporate greed driving inflation? No, says WaPo columnist

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Evan Kleimen offers recipes featuring spring fruit. Use strawberries for scones, blueberries for pies, rhubarb for BBQ sauce, and Meyer lemon sugar for cookies.

Spring fruit: What can you make with strawberries, blueberries, Meyer lemons?

Evan Kleimen offers recipes featuring spring fruit. Use strawberries for scones, blueberries for pies, rhubarb for BBQ sauce, and Meyer lemon sugar for cookies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

MBE May 18: Santigold, Say She She side grooves, and your exclusive invite to our party

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 18, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 18, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 18, 2022.

Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”

Suzanne Sheer: ‘Girls on the Internet’

Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, May 17, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, May 17, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

Stopping gentrification in Boyle Heights: Can retail co-op model help?

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

from Greater LA

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

Find LA's rare plants and animals through City Nature Challenge

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

from Greater LA

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

Chinese and Taiwanese are close in SoCal, processing church killings

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

from Greater LA