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What do you do when the neighbors call the cops on your backyard show?  Turn the kitchen into a sound booth, shove the dining table out of the way, and start rolling.

What do you do when the neighbors call the cops on your backyard show? Turn the kitchen into a sound booth, shove the dining table out of the way, and start rolling.

from Live from Anne's Backyard

LA’s Angel City FC: New chapter for women’s rights and pay equity?

Angel City FC is LA’s first pro women’s team since the LA Sol disbanded 12 years ago. With about 18,000 people attending each game, Angel City says it’s here to stay.

No new gas stations in LA? Paul Koretz wants to make it happen

LA will ban the construction of new gas stations — to try to relieve climate change. That’s if a new proposal from LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz passes.

$100 to fill gas tank in LA: Are oil companies taking advantage?

Many gas stations in LA are charging over $6 per gallon for regular unleaded gas. AAA says the national average is $4.86. Why are Southern Californians paying so much more?

Crisis pregnancy centers play key role in anti-abortion movement

Crisis pregnancy centers may offer free pregnancy tests, diapers, and other supplies. They aren’t places where you can get abortions or even sound medical advice.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jun. 30 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.

Jun. 29 2 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

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

Jun. 29 1 hr, 59 min

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Jun. 28 3 hr

José Galván

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As the grandson of Egyptian singer and movie star Muharram Fouad, Belgian-Egyptian rising star Tamino arrives with a sheen of rock royalty.

from Today's Top Tune

We wake up with SHEBAD, a new project celebrating sound and life on the grounds of Guelph, Ontario, a place built on Indigenous land.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic. In tough times, keep the music playing. I am grateful for the opportunity to gather all these tunes for you and I hope the show allows you some enjoyment.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, June 25, 2022.

from Metropolis

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Globally, more people travel by bicycle than any other mode of transportation, according to Jody Rosen, author of “Two Wheels Good.”

Bikes may be necessary for planet’s survival: ‘Two Wheels Good’ author

Globally, more people travel by bicycle than any other mode of transportation, according to Jody Rosen, author of “Two Wheels Good.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” debuted on YouTube in 2010 in a three-minute video, which has gained more than 32 million views.

Marcel the Shell is vulnerable but capable, from YouTube to big screen

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” debuted on YouTube in 2010 in a three-minute video, which has gained more than 32 million views.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The high court struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, expanded gun rights, and chipped away at the separation of church and state.

SCOTUS swears in Ketanji Brown Jackson, wraps up historic term

The high court struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, expanded gun rights, and chipped away at the separation of church and state.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court’s decision to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate power plants’ carbon emissions is a huge blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to tackle climate change.

SCOTUS limits EPA’s power. How will this affect Biden’s climate fight?

The Supreme Court’s decision to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate power plants’ carbon emissions is a huge blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to tackle climate change.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review new film releases: “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” “The Forgiven,” “Mr. Malcolm's List,” and “Accepted.”

‘Accepted’ is flipside of ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ scandal, says critic

Critics review new film releases: “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” “The Forgiven,” “Mr. Malcolm's List,” and “Accepted.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness is a problem as old as the state itself, and exploiting the issue to score ideological points doesn’t get anyone off the street, says Joe Mathews.

Op-ed: Need to blame someone for something? Try homelessness

Homelessness is a problem as old as the state itself, and exploiting the issue to score ideological points doesn’t get anyone off the street, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, June 30, 2022

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 June 30, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 30, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 30, 2022.

Multi-platform visionary Santigold issues the new battle cry, “Ain’t Ready,” which she envisioned with Canadian producer Illangelo, Dre Skull, and Sbtrkt.

Santigold: ‘Ain’t Ready’

Multi-platform visionary Santigold issues the new battle cry, “Ain’t Ready,” which she envisioned with Canadian producer Illangelo, Dre Skull, and Sbtrkt.

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, June 29, 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, June 29, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Malt-forward beers are as delicious as hoppy brews, and are made from toasted and caramelized grains, like barley or wheat. The beer has a sweet and bready flavor.

Malt-forward beers are better than hoppy IPAs

Malt-forward beers are as delicious as hoppy brews, and are made from toasted and caramelized grains, like barley or wheat. The beer has a sweet and bready flavor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson delivered an intimate look at former President Donald Trump’s behavior during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Cassidy Hutchinson turns Jan. 6 hearings into compelling TV

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson delivered an intimate look at former President Donald Trump’s behavior during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Thundercat, Gorillaz, Koalas… oh my!

MBE June 29: Pet sounds, synth-pop spirit, giveaways galore

Thundercat, Gorillaz, Koalas… oh my!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 29, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 29, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 29, 2022

With two decades of solo outputs under her belt, Neko Case presents a digital-only career retrospective of her oeuvre called “Wild Creatures.”

Neko Case: ‘Oh, Shadowless’

With two decades of solo outputs under her belt, Neko Case presents a digital-only career retrospective of her oeuvre called “Wild Creatures.”

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, June 28, 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, June 28, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY