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Filmmaker Siân Heder and actress Marlee Matlin tell KCRW about their journey to make “CODA,” a family drama featuring a mostly Deaf cast.

Filmmaker Siân Heder and actress Marlee Matlin tell KCRW about their journey to make “CODA,” a family drama featuring a mostly Deaf cast.

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COVID misinfo: How cannabis became the left's version of Ivermectin

Smoking a joint or taking CBD won’t stop the pandemic, but that viral rumor is the latest piece of medical misinformation around cannabis to take off.

Peter Dinklage in 'Cyrano,' a modern, timeless romance

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"Cyrano" star Peter Dinklage discusses bringing his iconic character from stage-to-screen and what it was like to sing live on-set.

Bent By Nature archives: The Go-Betweens (1988)

On the heels of their sixth album, 1988's "16 Lovers Lane," beloved Australian indie outfit The Go-Betweens stopped by “SNAP!” to discuss their home country's influence on their music, the genesis of the album's title, and how they wrote its hit.

Amid blood shortage, FDA still bans donations from men who’ve had sex with men

The U.S. is facing a dire blood shortage that’s prompted some LA trauma centers to close.

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Don’t trash your fruit peels, chicken bones, and coffee grinds. A new food waste recycling law in California aims to cut methane emissions household by household.

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In part two of KCRW's conversation with Bradley Cooper, he gets real about his anxieties around the future of the industry.

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This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro, whose latest film is an adaption of the novel “Nightmare Alley” by William Lindsay…

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The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics start next week in Beijing.

Winter Olympics: Weak vaccines in host country, event staff to wear hazmat suits

The 2022 Winter Olympics start next week in Beijing.

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Modern sports palaces like SoFi Stadium, home to Super Bowl LVI, make us more disconnected, says commentator Joe Mathews.

SoFi Super Bowl: Lots of glitz, little intimacy

Modern sports palaces like SoFi Stadium, home to Super Bowl LVI, make us more disconnected, says commentator Joe Mathews.

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This week we’re featuring new work from some familiar names (especially if you’re a fan of Australian legacy artists).

Global Beat Australia: The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Via Tania, and Even

This week we’re featuring new work from some familiar names (especially if you’re a fan of Australian legacy artists).

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire after nearly 30 years on the bench. President Biden has promised to appoint a Black woman to his post.

Consensus builder Justice Breyer to retire. Who could replace him?

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire after nearly 30 years on the bench. President Biden has promised to appoint a Black woman to his post.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Peloton was massively popular during the pandemic, but now its stock is plummeting. There are talks of layoffs, selling the company, and maybe ousting the CEO.

Is Peloton getting dropped? Pandemic darling lost control of its narrative

Peloton was massively popular during the pandemic, but now its stock is plummeting. There are talks of layoffs, selling the company, and maybe ousting the CEO.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mexican journalists staged protests nationwide on Tuesday in response to the murders of three journalists, including Lourdes Maldonado López, this month alone.

In Mexico, 3 journalists killed this month, impunity is 90%

Mexican journalists staged protests nationwide on Tuesday in response to the murders of three journalists, including Lourdes Maldonado López, this month alone.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As LA makes safety improvements during rapid neighborhood development south of the 10 freeway, locals ask which changes really benefit them.

Are crosswalks in West Adams another sign of gentrification?

As LA makes safety improvements during rapid neighborhood development south of the 10 freeway, locals ask which changes really benefit them.

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LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

‘We've all been exposed’: LAUSD to stop COVID contact tracing

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

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Viewers can now stream the entirety of the upcoming Olympic Games on Peacock. But hosting the games in China comes with complications.

Winter Olympics and Super Bowl: Who will watch?

Viewers can now stream the entirety of the upcoming Olympic Games on Peacock. But hosting the games in China comes with complications.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 28, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 28, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 28, 2022.

For the first time, all of the Olympic Games will be available to watch on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. But how many people will actually tune in?

All of the Olympics will stream on Peacock. Will anybody watch?

For the first time, all of the Olympic Games will be available to watch on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. But how many people will actually tune in?

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Millions of Californians of Asian descent will celebrate the Lunar New Year next week. While the holiday falls on the same day, each Asian subgroup has its own district traditions.

Year of Tiger: CA Asians ring in Lunar New Year with different traditions

Millions of Californians of Asian descent will celebrate the Lunar New Year next week. While the holiday falls on the same day, each Asian subgroup has its own district traditions.

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Panelists discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and replacement, escalating tensions with Russia, and how to end poverty for good.

With Justice Breyer’s retiring, Biden faces another challenge in finding his replacement

Panelists discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and replacement, escalating tensions with Russia, and how to end poverty for good.

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The late human rights lawyer took on some of the most important cases of our time, including defending Guantanamo Bay detainees and representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Michael Ratner was a revolutionary lawyer unlike any other

The late human rights lawyer took on some of the most important cases of our time, including defending Guantanamo Bay detainees and representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Just a couple of weeks ago, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole played a new collaboration between Dirtwire — known for their work as part of the West Coast underground electronic bass music scene —…

Dirtwire with Chancha Via Circuito: ‘El Sultan’

Just a couple of weeks ago, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole played a new collaboration between Dirtwire — known for their work as part of the West Coast underground electronic bass music scene —…

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A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, January 27, 2022

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 27, 2022

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

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LA Times columnist Patt Morrison is back with an updated version of her 2011 bestseller: “Río L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River.”

‘Rio LA’ author wants LA River brought back to life

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison is back with an updated version of her 2011 bestseller: “Río L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River.”

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Mark Oliver Everett, singer of the LA band Eels, talks about the lack of a warm relationship with his quantum physicist dad, and eating strawberries and popcorn for dinner.

Eels singer on forgiving parents, using music as an emotional outlet

Mark Oliver Everett, singer of the LA band Eels, talks about the lack of a warm relationship with his quantum physicist dad, and eating strawberries and popcorn for dinner.

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