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Massive rain storms across the nation are causing devastating floods and community damage, including in California’s deserts, the American South, and South Korea.

Massive rain storms across the nation are causing devastating floods and community damage, including in California’s deserts, the American South, and South Korea.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Illegal mining in Brazilian Amazon is destroying soul of Indigenous tribes

People are illegally mining the Amazon rainforest for gold and tin ore. Some of those elements are going to Google and Apple. The mines are threatening Indigenous communities.

A/C upgrades, more tutors, more sleep: What’s new for LAUSD students

LAUSD begins its new term on August 15.

Folklorico dances, tlayuda meals: LA Oaxacans prep for Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Aug. 12 2 hr, 53 min

Tyler Boudreaux

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

Aug. 11 3 hr, 1 min

FREAKS ONLY

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

Aug. 11 1 hr, 59 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.

Aug. 10 2 hr, 59 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Aug. 09 3 hr

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The cannabis industry is robust in the Golden State, and there’s a difference between products from Southern and Northern California.

from KCRW Features

Step into our Wednesday wonderland, made up of the dance-forward tracks, mellow vibes, and ethereal rhythms you need to carry you through the rest of the week.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’m in the middle of a lot of things, so this will have to be brief. Sorry!

from Henry Rollins

Today we pay tribute to an icon of sound and screen, the one and only Olivia Newton John.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

Will the show go on in North Hollywood Arts District?

The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

from Greater LA

Microforests can be as small as 10 by 10 feet, but they go a long way in enhancing biodiversity, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and infusing soil with nutrients.

How microforests can make the air cleaner and LA greener

Microforests can be as small as 10 by 10 feet, but they go a long way in enhancing biodiversity, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and infusing soil with nutrients.

from Greater LA

As part of The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Angelenos can watch “Macbeth” every Wednesday to Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 4.

‘Macbeth’ actors build intimacy with audience in Griffith Park

As part of The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Angelenos can watch “Macbeth” every Wednesday to Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 4.

from Greater LA

A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal…

Opera to treat long COVID: Mindfulness, breath exercises help heal trauma

A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new LAUSD term begins on August 15 — with eased COVID rules. Wearing masks is now optional, and weekly universal testing will no longer happen.

LAUSD enters year 3 of COVID. Masks are optional, mental health struggles remain

The new LAUSD term begins on August 15 — with eased COVID rules. Wearing masks is now optional, and weekly universal testing will no longer happen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA-based author Michelle Huneven discusses how she draws from her own life when writing the protagonist in her latest novel “Search.”

LA author and sometimes food writer Michelle Huneven discusses ‘Search’

LA-based author Michelle Huneven discusses how she draws from her own life when writing the protagonist in her latest novel “Search.”

from Good Food

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison feasts on Colombian fare at Selva in Long Beach.

Discovering the smoked meats of Colombian cuisine at Selva

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison feasts on Colombian fare at Selva in Long Beach.

from Good Food

Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales explains the simplicity of making kvas at home and why more people don’t know about the beverage.

Bread, fruit, sugar, water: Making kvas at home

Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales explains the simplicity of making kvas at home and why more people don’t know about the beverage.

from Good Food

Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam works to make fonio a global grain while keeping its production in Africa.

African grain fonio is the seed of the universe, says Senegalese chef

Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam works to make fonio a global grain while keeping its production in Africa.

from Good Food

In their new book “What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land,” David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé explore the relationship between soil health and human health.

‘What Your Food Ate’: Connections between soil health and human health

In their new book “What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land,” David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé explore the relationship between soil health and human health.

from Good Food

Though Disney+ saw an increased number of subscribers, consumers will pay more to access its ad-free content.

Despite higher subs, Disney+ to raise price for ad-free content

Though Disney+ saw an increased number of subscribers, consumers will pay more to access its ad-free content.

from The Business

Award-winning director Peter Jackson discusses what led him to tackle “The Beatles: Get Back” project, and how it became a labor of love that morphed from being a feature film into a…

Peter Jackson on ‘Get Back’: ‘Money was not the primary incentive’

Award-winning director Peter Jackson discusses what led him to tackle “The Beatles: Get Back” project, and how it became a labor of love that morphed from being a feature film into a…

from The Business

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, August 12, 2022

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Disney+ raises subscribers to 152 million, beating expectations, but they will charge $3 more per month for ad-free content.

Disney+ gains subscribers, consumers will pay for ad-free content

Disney+ raises subscribers to 152 million, beating expectations, but they will charge $3 more per month for ad-free content.

from Hollywood Breakdown

When Leeds outfit Yard Act released their debut album earlier this year, little did they know they would make a massive fan out of the legendary icon Sir Elton John, but he began…

Yard Act: ‘100% Endurance’ (Feat. Elton John)

When Leeds outfit Yard Act released their debut album earlier this year, little did they know they would make a massive fan out of the legendary icon Sir Elton John, but he began…

from Today's Top Tune

Panelists discuss the FBI search of Trump’s home, how Democrats secured Sen. Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, and whether that legislation will relieve economic pains.

Did Trump win 2024 GOP nomination after probes from FBI, NY AG?

Panelists discuss the FBI search of Trump’s home, how Democrats secured Sen. Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, and whether that legislation will relieve economic pains.

from Left, Right & Center

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

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, August 11, 2022

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

from Tyler Boudreaux

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, August 11, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Guests review new movie releases: “Summering,” “Inu-Oh,” “Emily the Criminal,” and “Day Shift.”

‘Day Shift’ is better than other popular Netflix action flicks, says critic

Guests review new movie releases: “Summering,” “Inu-Oh,” “Emily the Criminal,” and “Day Shift.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand